Inevitably, everyone is going to have to call a plumber at one point or another. Even if there are jobs that homeowners can do themselves, at some point there is a job that will need a professional. When this time comes, it is important that you hire someone who will treat you fairly and get the job done. To find out if the plumber that you are considering hiring is indeed fair and competent, there are several questions that you should ask them.
One of the first things that you should ask any plumber, probably before you even talk to them about the job needing to be done, is whether or not they are licensed and registered with the state. An unlicensed or unregistered plumber is an automatic red flag. All businesses, no matter how big or small, are required to register with their state. One that does not, is one to be wary of. Naturally, you want your plumber to be certified.
Another thing that you need to ask before hiring a plumber is if they are insured. Unfortunately, accidents happen. Do not hire a plumber who will expect your home owners or renters insurance to pay for their accidents or mistakes. Whether or not they carry insurance will also indicate the professional level of the company or individual being hired.
One must also question what the plumber's specialties are and what type of jobs they most often deal with. Make sure that your problem is within their realm of expertise. You want to hire the right plumber for the right job. This does mean whether the job will be done right, not just price. However, also make sure that you can get a free estimate on the job and make sure that the estimate is in writing.
You should also ask for references and call them. Ask those references what type of job was done for them. Also ascertain how happy they were with the results. Find out how much the job ended up costing, including if there were any unexpected expenses. Make sure that you also discover if the plumber finished around the estimated time.
By asking these simple questions, you can save yourself a lot of headache. Make sure that you do ask questions before hiring anyone to come into your home and fix what is troubling you. That way you will be sure to get the right person the first time around.
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