Hiring the right plumber can be such a task these days. It used to be so much easier. Now it seems that either plumbers are cutting corners to save time & money or they are not even licensed or insured. We have heard so many of these stories that we felt the need to inform others. Plumbing is one of the trades where you need to pay attention to every detail or something can go very wrong. That’s why we are sharing 3 tips to find a reputable plumber to help narrow down your search.
1- Reviews. Checking to see if a business has reviews is a great way to cross reference. Some companies will list reviews directly on their website but, are there legit? Are they coming from real customers or are they just written from the business owner? Search for the plumber you are looking to hire on the search engines to see they have reviews posted online. Also check to see how recent those reviews are. Try searching the plumbers name + reviews.
2- Licensed, Insured, Certifications. In every trade there are all types of licenses, certificates, insurances and affiliations. Don’t be afraid to ask your contractor to see up to date information certifying that they have these credentials. In certain cases each contractor needs to be licensed to work in each town or county.
3- Website. These days every company should have a website. It is shocking but some companies DO NOT. Check to see if the company you are looking to hire has a website. You can ask a web design expert if it is update to date and accurate.
*Bonus. Ask your contractor for an estimate with line items explaining the scope of work in detail. Some contractors will be very vague in doing this and leaving you in the dark.
Hope you enjoyed reading 3 tips to find a reputable plumber. If you have any questions please contact us.