How to pick the right plumber for you
Plumbing issues in the home can range from minor inconveniences to major catastrophes to everything in between. One thing to keep in mind is that not all plumbers are the same. While the majority of plumbers are reliable and efficient, many homeowners have plumber horror stories. An unreliable plumber can result in poor quality work and unexpected costs. It is important to keep a few things in mind before you pick up the telephone and find a plumber for your home.
Keep in mind that there are two types of plumbers. Some plumbers deal with basic repairs and emergency plumbing problems. Other plumbers specialize in installing plumbing systems or new or remodeled homes. Keep this distinction in mind when you are choosing a plumber for your specific needs.
Ask your family member, friend, or neighbor who have had recent plumbing work done in their home. They may be able to provide helpful information and recommendations about plumbing services in your area. Ask them if the plumber was reliable, efficient, and affordable.
Home improvement stores, real estate agents, and construction workers can all be helpful in providing information about local plumbers. They can give you good ideas who to trust and who you should avoid in the your area.
[The Internet is another very useful resource for finding the right plumber.]1 A number of sites such specialize in plumbing services. Check out plumberyellowpages.com, findaplumber.com and plumbersofamerica.com.
It is important to ask for an estimate before hiring a plumber. Ask for an estimate for the overall job and not the hourly rate. Some plumbers may provide a free estimate while others may charge a service fee. The estimate should tell you exactly what the overall costs for the project are and it should also itemize all the work to be done.
Make sure the plumber is licensed and insured. This is the only way to guarantee the work and protect yourself against a plumbing disaster. States have different rules and regulations required for a plumber’s license. The general distinctions, however, are master plumber, journeyman plumber, and apprentice plumber.
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