Top Six Questions To Ask Your Plumber
Many people are at a loss as to how best select a plumber. Their without of knowledge about plumbing can make the time of action confusing at best and downright scary at worst. So to help you make a great decision when you are selecting a plumber for your next service call, here is a list of the top 6 questions to ask possible plumbing vendors to help you clarify the qualified contractors in your area.
1. Are you licensed?
Licensing requirements vary from state to state (and country to country). But in spite of of the requirements, you should always insist on using a licensed plumbing contractor. While there may be some licensed contractors that may not live up to expectations, the risk is greatly reduced.
2. Are you insured?
Again, the requirements will vary depending on the state you live in, but a plumbing contractor with proper insurance coverage will give you some peace of mind.
3. How long have you been in the plumbing profession?
Make sure you choose a plumber that has been in the trade for a associate of years. This will give your chosen contractor enough experience to have seen most types of problems. You don’t want your plumber learning on your job.
4. Do you provide a fixed price quotation upfront before beginning any work?
Never let any contractor start a job without giving a fixed price prior to performing the work requested. You do not want any surprises after the job is done.
5. Do you provide a written warranty for both parts and labor?
If your plumber does not offer at the minimum a one year warranty on materials and labor, choose a different vendor for the job.
6. Can you provide me with references?
Any successful plumbing company should be able to provide you with reference customers. By checking their references, you can be more confident that you are selecting the right plumber for the job.
There you have it. By asking a few questions, you can make a great choice for plumbing needs and relax knowing that the contractor is qualified, experienced, and reliable.