How to know you have hired the right plumber.
If you have ever tried to hire a plumber, you know how difficult it can be. You ask your friends who they have used only to hear horror stories. You might try a website that you have to pay to be a member of to get boosted reviews about horrible companies. Both of the aforementioned are the easy way out. The only way you will really know is to interview past clients of each company you get a proposed bid from. When you adopt this approach it will be very time consuming. You will most likely have to set up the appointments yourself after getting contact information from each company. [The good news is, if you have found a good and reputable company, their clients will be more than happy to show you their work.]1 If you found a company that does less than adequate work you will usually hear about it over the phone when you try to set up the appointment, thus saving you the time and effort of actually seeing the project.
[Once you have located a few projects to look at and have made the appointments, it is very beneficial to have a checklist of questions to ask the homeowner that contracted the plumbing company you are looking to hire.]1 Since plumbing on completed projects is usually somewhat hidden, you may have to use some more general guidelines. The following are some examples of these guidelines should look like.
When you set a date and / or time for the job, the contractor is on time with no delays.
When the contractor is finished for the day he cleans the work area.
When asked questions the contractor treats the client in a professional manner.
If any problems arise, they addressed in a timely fashion and with a monetary discount.
[The above is just a small sampling that you can use to get started on your own list, tailoring it to your own personal preferences and needs. I can not stress enough how important it is to conduct these inspections of work and interviews of both satisfied and dissatisfied customers]1. Once you have done this it will definitely separate the wheat from the chaff.
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