Plumbing is one of any home or business owners worst nightmares. From water damage to huge repair bills, there are lots of things you would do than solve a plumbing problem. However, when life gives you plumbing problems, you have to call a trained plumbing professional to solve them fast. But how do you choose the right person? There are so many factors to consider that even choosing a plumber can be difficult. Here are a few tips that should help you focus and find the right person for the job!
Talk to friends and family about their experiences with certain companies. You’ll likely get honest feedback from a friend or a family member, and you may even get stuff not covered in online reviews such as the price or the right person to ask for when you call.
If you’re not sure about any of the recommendations you’ve gotten, it’s always a good idea to corroborate things with online research. From Google and Bing to Yelp and Facebook, make sure you find all the reviews you can and judge them for perceived accuracy and honesty.
If you’ve got a big job that needs to be done, it’s not uncommon or overstepping to ask for references. Most reputable companies will be more than happy to share the information of people that will vouch for their work. If they don’t have anyone that can vouch for them, it’s not a good sign.
This is another thing that any reputable contractor should have. Licensed plumbers ensure a high-quietly of work that adheres to all codes. Bonding & Insurance covers you in case something goes wrong on the job. It will help pay for medical bills, repairs and more.
You don’t want to only hire the cheapest contractors, but it’s important to note that you don’t want to be taken advantage of either. If you think you’re price gouged, call around and ask for multiple estimates, you’ll even gain more insight on your particular problem.