Just like every other system in your home, your plumbing can develop problems. Oftentimes, plumbing issues are more than just inconvenient. Unaddressed plumbing problems can snowball into major issues and wreak havoc on your home and plumbing system.
Whether you have a minor plumbing issue or are grappling with a major plumbing nightmare, reach out to a plumbing contractor near you for help as soon as possible. Reputable plumbers do business with their customers’ best interests at heart. One way they show this is by solving the root issue of a plumbing problem and treat that, not just the symptoms.
Not all contractors are created equal. During your search for a reputable plumbing contractor, you might come across several self-proclaimed know-it-all experts who make tall claims, but are unable to deliver on their promises. Steer clear of these so-called ‘experts’.
We have put together a list of tips to help you find a plumber who deserves your consideration.
Talk to Your Friends & Family
If a friend or family member has just wrapped up a plumbing project, talk to them about their experience with their contractor. Ask them if the work was completed on time and within the stipulated budget and if they would hire the company again.
An effective communication process is critical to a project’s success. Ask the person to rate their contractor’s communication skills and if they turned up on time and were friendly at all times.
Do Your Own Research
The internet has become a great resource for us to use when it comes to finding reputable businesses and services. You use it to accomplish a range of everyday tasks, why not use it to find a top-rated plumbing company? Visit the websites of local plumbing contractors. Check out their reviews across a variety of review platforms. Look for a contractor with a healthy positive to negative reviews ratio.
Check Their Licenses
Plumbers need federal and state licenses to work legally. Check your preferred plumber’s licensing details to make sure that they are legit. Don’t take everything a plumber says at face value. If you feel something is amiss, do not hesitate to call up the licensing authority’s office to check if their license is valid.
Once you have narrowed down your list of candidates, call their offices to schedule an appointment. Before you meet a contractor, create a list of questions you have. Here are some questions to ask a plumbing contractor:
- Do you offer warranties?
- How many years of experience do you have?
- Are you insured?
- What does a quote include?
- How long will this project take?
Are plumbing problems giving you sleepless nights? Let Holman Plumbing help. Our team will come up with an effective solution to your problem to help you steer clear of future issues. To schedule a plumbing tune-up, call (707) 495-5002.