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How To Make Sure You’re Hiring The Right Plumber

When choosing a plumber there are several factors to consider in order to ensure you are hiring the right one. Plumbing maintenance and repair are not aspects of your home that you should attempt to DIY. Hiring an unskilled plumber can also have potentially costly consequences. It is important that plumbing issues are fixed right the first time in order to avoid unnecessary additional repairs down the road. When possible you should have a plumber lined up and in mind before you actually need a plumber. This will save you a lot of headaches, especially in the event of a plumbing emergency. Select a plumber that offers 24/7 emergency service and has hours that are right for you for their non-emergency services, such as preventative maintenance.
Ask other people in your area about their experiences with different plumbers, like your friends and neighbors. Real estate agents and housing contractors can also be great resources. See what plumbers they work with when preparing homes to sell as well as building new homes. You should also be sure to read reviews online. Keep away from companies who seem too good to be true because they probably are. Incredibly cheap services often results in cheap parts and poor, unprofessional work. Those cheaper plumbers out there are also unlikely offer insurance and are less likely to guarantee their work. Spending a little more money the first time around can save you money in the long run and give you peace of mind.
While you are online reading reviews you should also check out the websites of different companies. You can find out how long they have been in business, what services they offer, their insurance and guarantee policies for their services, as well as all if they have all of the appropriate licenses and certifications. If you cannot find any of this information then give them a call and do not be afraid to ask. You want to lean toward established companies with a lot of experience. They will understand the needs of homeowners in your area and know how to handle your plumbing concerns.
Are you in need of a plumber? Call The Plumbing Doctor, your friendly Arlington plumber, at 703-525-9280 and schedule a service call today!