What Should I Look For When Hiring a Plumber?
Your plumbing breaks down and you decide to fix it yourself. After all, how hard can it be right? Wrong, it’s very hard and to do it yourself in this case is a disaster waiting to happen. You come to your senses and realize you need a plumber, but how can you know how to get the best one? Well, here are a few ways to find the best plumber.
A plumber is a highly skilled professional and should have written proof to back it up. The plumber you choose should be able to show you paperwork proving he/she has the correct certification. Some states do not require certification, but that doesn’t mean the plumber can not show proof of training or special citations of good work.
When wanting to know if the plumber produces quality work, always check reviews. People who have received excellent services from the workman are the perfect people to assure a great job. Ask the satisfied customer about the quality of work, professionalism, honesty, and willingness to complete tasks. If you know the happy customer, go see the work. This is also a great way to avoid false reviews. It is not unheard of for unethical plumbers to post phony reviews, swearing they are the best. This leads to the issue of how can you tell the true from the false? The best way is to go to the source and talk to the reviewer. Unless he/she is a gifted liar, a few at point questions about the review will unravel a fib.
The amount you will have to pay is an important issue. An ethical plumber will come to your house and check the extent of the damage. This way, the plumber can see exactly what is going on and be able to consider potential special situations which will jack up the price such as walls to cut through or having to go under the house for access. After considering all the potential aspects, the plumber will give you a written estimate. It is always a wise idea to get a written estimate because there can be no chance of an unexpected price change after work is completed. Also, any price change should be agreed upon and written down.
It is not impossible to get wonderful work at a fair price, just follow the above mentioned rules to protect yourself.
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