So, you have determined that you have some plumbing problems that need to be taken care of. You want to hire a good plumber to do the dirty work for you. How do you know you are hiring a reputable, quality plumber, though? The task of tracking down a plumber that is right for the task at hand, and qualified to get the job done, can be quite daunting. We want to make your life easier, so we’ve compiled some tips and tricks to make sure you are getting the help you need (and deserve!).
Determine What You Want Done
Depending on the job you are looking to get done, you may need to look for a plumber that specializes in various tasks, or a company that has experts in that specific field. For example, if you are simply looking to have a drain unclogged or a small repair done on a pipe, you may choose to go with a plumber who has experience handling these types of jobs. Alternatively, if you are looking to remodel your home, or are building a new one, you may want to find a plumber that has the expertise needed for large jobs like this. Knowing what you want to have done will help you know what to look for in a plumber.
Check Out the Qualifications
Regardless of what specifically you are looking for, there are some traits and qualities that you should ensure your plumber has before hiring them for a project.
License and Insurance
Reputable plumbers should have a current license and be insured. This not only protects them and their business, it also provides protection for you as the homeowner. While certain scenarios are covered under standard homeowner’s policies, there are no guarantees that your insurance will pay what needs to be covered should something happen. To make sure that you are not held liable for any potential costs, ask for verification of liability insurance and a current worker’s compensation policy before having your plumber complete any jobs.
Warranty or Guarantee
Plumbers and companies that offer quality services should have a warranty or a guarantee in place to ensure their customers’ satisfaction. If you are purchasing plumbing fixtures from your plumbing company of choice, your plumbing should be able to inform you of the manufacturer’s warranties on the products, as well as guaranteeing the quality at which the job will be completed.
Whether you are looking for a specialty plumber or not, whoever you choose should have experience in the field, and should be able to give examples of said experience. Scope out plumbing websites and see what services they claim to offer, and if they state how many years they have been performing those services.
Last, but certainly not least, it’s a good idea to check out reviews of potential plumbers you are considering hiring. Previous customers are known to get right to the point and not sugar coat how the service actually was. On many sites, you can see picture attachments with reviews as well. Be sure to take a look and see what others have said about their experiences with the plumber or company in question.
If you are still at a loss trying to pick the best plumber for your project, we encourage you to see how we measure up against the outline we provided above. Since 1959, Vegas Plumbing Service has been helping customers throughout Southern Nevada solve their plumbing challenges. We specialize in both commercial and residential plumbing with a focus on water heaters, water softening, and home filtration. No job is too big or too small for us to tackle, and we are available for plumbing emergencies. Vegas Plumbing Service is your local, licensed, and trusted plumber for over 60 years. If you want to see how we can help with your plumbing project, contact us today.