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Tips for Hiring Outstanding Plumbers

When selecting a plumbing service to take care of repairs, maintenance or installation for your home, it pays to hire experienced professionals. While you can request estimates and get information from multiple plumbers, you will ultimately have to decide on a single service that you feel will best fulfill your needs.

What to Look for in Your Plumber

If you aren’t sure how to judge your options, consider these tips for hiring the best plumber for your job:

  1. Licensing and Insurance

This is perhaps the most important qualification of an outstanding plumber. Licensing proves that the technician is certified and skilled enough to handle the demands of your project. Insurance, also known as bonding, protects both you and the service provider from damages resulting from the installation or repair work.

  1. Honesty and Transparency

Working with an ambiguous or flaky plumber is a frustrating experience. When possible, ask for specifics regarding the project, especially the timetable. If you need something done a certain way or within a fixed timeframe, you should communicate that clearly and affirm that the plumber understands your conditions before hiring them.

  1. Price versus Value

It’s tempting to go with the cheapest option available, but this is not always the best choice. Basing your decision solely on price can cost you a lot more than you realize. It’s generally a good idea to get multiple estimates, especially if you suspect a certain provider is overcharging. However, expect to pay a little more to get quality results from a real professional.

  1. Experience and Reputation

While there’s nothing wrong with trying out a new plumbing service, you may not get the results you would expect from a seasoned pro. When looking for the best plumber in town, do a little research to figure out how long they’ve been in business. Plumbers that have been around for a decade or two are more likely to have the experience needed to provide excellent service.

  1. References

One of the best ways to determine the quality of a plumber is to talk to some of their previous clients. Professional plumbers usually keep a list of references on hand and are willing to share contact information with prospective clients.

  1. Get a Guarantee

Always get a written guarantee from your plumber. If they claim they can perform a certain repair or installation project, having that agreement in writing can protect you in the event of an unforeseen problem. Outstanding plumbers will stand behind their work. Rooter Hero Plumbing believes everyone deserves the best plumbing repairs and replacement available.    

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