7 Tips to Guarantee You Hire the Right Plumber

Let’s face it: Plumbing problems happen. Whether it’s a busted pipe, a stopped up toilet or a sputtering sink, most of us will require the services of a plumber at one time or another. If you’ve ever had to deal with an inconvenient plumbing problem, you know how important it is to find a qualified plumber for the job, and it’s an understatement to say that not all plumbers are created equal. With an emphasis on quality in mind, below are seven tips to guarantee that you hire the right plumber.

1. Check their credentials.
Before you hire a plumber, ask to see their license, as most states require plumbers to obtain some type of official certification before they can be in business. If your state does not require any specific licensure for plumbers, do some research to find out if any official complaints have been filed against the plumber you’re considering.

2. Make sure they have insurance.
Any plumber worth his/her salt will be serious about protecting your home and their business. Be sure to confirm that they are carrying the proper insurance before you hire them for the job.

3. Ask how long they’ve been in business.
It’s always preferable to go with a plumber that has several years of experience in the business, because you can more easily verify whether or not they have a quality track record.

4. Obtain quotes from at least three different plumbers to get a gauge on pricing.

A quality plumber should offer their services for reasonable, competitive price. As you’re gathering up estimates, be wary of any plumber who offers suspiciously low pricing relative to the others. This could mean that they will cut corners to get the job done, or use low-quality parts.

5. Ask about their warranty.
All reputable plumbers should offer some kind of warranty to guarantee the quality of their work. Most warranties will cover a period of up to one year from the time the work was performed. If a potential plumber seems a little dodgy about offering a warranty, move on and find another one.

6. Ask for references.
A plumber with nothing to hide will have no problem providing you with references. If they seem hesitant to refer you to past customers, this should be a big red flag.

7. Start looking for a plumber before you need one.
As the old saying goes, “Dig your well before you’re thirsty.” If you wait until an emergency situation arises, the pressure of the moment might cause you to hire someone who isn’t qualified to do the work.

Take some time to research the plumbers in your local area before you need one so that you will have a list of experienced, reputable plumbers on call to handle any of your future plumbing needs.

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