This Is How to Hire a Plumber for Your Property
Did you know about ten percent of all American households have a water leak? Even minor plumbing leaks can waste about 10,000 gallons of water annually. So if you have a leak (or think you might), you’d need to hire a plumber.
Plumbers are professionals who deal with a lot more than clogged sinks or overflowing toilets. They also deal with your home’s pipes, fixtures, and more.
However, not all plumbing services are created equally. Continue reading to learn how to hire a plumber for your property when you need them.
Start With a Google Search
When you need to hire a plumber, a google search for “plumber near me” or “best plumber in [your city]” is a great place to start. This should bring up a list of all the available plumbing contractors in your area. Take a look and write these results down as a starting point.
Ask For Recommendations
If you know someone that has recently needed to use a plumber, ask them who they used. Would they recommend that company? Why or why not?
Don’t worry if you don’t know anyone who has used a plumber recently. There are other ways to determine which companies will provide the best services.
Read Online Reviews
Online review sites like HomeAdvisor allow previous clients to rate companies they’ve used and leave detailed written reviews. This is an invaluable resource because the experience of previous customers is an excellent indicator of what yours might be.
Most review sites allow for a rating of one to five stars. If any of your local plumbers have a one or two-star average rating, go ahead and cross them off your list. You don’t want to work with anyone who has less than a minimum of three stars.
Get a Quote
After reading reviews, you shouldn’t have more than a handful of local plumbing companies on your list. Now is the time to call for a quote. However, getting a quote will do more than provide you with a cost estimate.
Consider their customer service while you have the plumbing company on the phone. Is the representative (who may or may not be a plumber) friendly, polite, and appear to be listening to you?
Sometimes, a plumber will have to come to your home to provide a quote. The reason behind this is that the size of your home, the complexity of your plumbing issues, and even the condition of your pipes can all affect the price. If a plumber comes to your home to offer a quote, you can evaluate their customer service then.
More Questions About How To Hire a Plumber?
When you have problems with your sinks, toilets, or pipes, you need to find a residential plumber to help solve the problem. You can use the tips above to choose the most qualified contractor in your area.
Do you still have questions about how to hire a plumber? Browse our other blogs. You’ll find posts on this and related topics to help you learn more on the subject.