How to choose a Plumber

How do you choose a good plumber? Well, simply put: First you make a list of all your questions about what it will take to resolve the plumbing issues you are experiencing and what , if any company gaurantees there are. If the replies to your questions seem vague or evasive, ask a couple of follow up questions. If the replies you are getting continue to be vague or they are accompanied with scare tactics, then it’s time to find someone else for your project.

Now lets fast forward a little, now that you have found someone that you feel more comfortable and confident with about handling your plumbing issue(s). Did you find out if they were properly licensed for their trade? Are they bonded and insured? Have you researched the company with the State Licensing Board and the Better Business Bureau. What is their online reputation? What is their level of expertise? Do they specialize in what you need to have done? How long have they been in business? What are the credentials of the person coming to your home?

You should always ask about on-site estimates and written quotes. In the end, with a written quote in hand you will always know what to expect. Sure, that may seem like a lot of questions but, here’s the deal. There are a lot of low end providers whom cannot always provide you with direct answers to your questions. So, that does not necessarily mean that they are the proper solution for the plumbing problems that you may be experiencing. Kind of reminds me of an old saying I used to hear from my grandfather, “You get what you pay for!”

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