5 Things to Consider Before Hiring a Plumber

5 Things to Consider Before Hiring a Plumber

Do you remember Tim the Tool Man Taylor from the TV show Home Improvement? He was always completing DIY projects that typically went wrong. It was funny on the TV show, but in reality, fixing those projects gone wrong can add up quickly. With home plumbing projects, it is always best to hire a professional plumber. A small plumbing mistake can lead to big costs from leaks, flooding, and damage caused to other parts of the home. All plumbers are not created equal. We highly recommend doing your research before hiring a plumber. You want to ensure that the job is done right the first time by a reliable and skillful person. Below are 5 things we would check on before hiring a plumber to come fix anything in our own homes.

1. Certifications

Always ask to see certification before hiring plumbers. Plumbers are licensed trades people and should have the proper certification to prove so. If the plumber arrives with an assistant, this person should be a journeyman plumber, tradesman or a licensed apprentice.

2. Reviews

If you have the Internet obtaining company reviews is pretty easy. Check online to see what other clients have to say about the service and quality of service received. Select a company that stands out with good reviews and customer satisfaction.

3. The Estimate

A professional plumber should not be willing to give an over the phone estimate for a project. You want to hire a plumber who does an on site visit to assess what work needs to be completed and then gives an estimate. If an estimate is given without seeing what needs to be worked on it will most likely be incomplete and inaccurate.

4. Communication

Good communication is key to success in anything. A good plumber will be willing to answer questions thoroughly and communicate effectively with you throughout the project.

5. Troubleshooting

A good plumber should be able to complete the job right the first time. However, no project or house is without unforeseen problems. Make sure that the plumber you hire addresses these potential problems and warns you. They should also be able to troubleshoot the problems during the course of the project.

Considering these 5 things will help you find a reputable and reliable professional plumber who will be able to provide the highest quality work.

If you are in need of a plumbing expert give us a call at 1st Plumbing. We are here to help.

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