4 Questions to Ask Plumbing Contractors Before You Hire Them
Are you looking to hire a plumbing contractor? No matter the plumbing service you need, during your search for a plumber contractor you should ask them these four questions.
Do you have 24-hour emergency service?
Some issues can’t wait to be fixed. Plumbing problems can happen any night, weekend, or holiday and it’s important to know that you can reach your plumbing contractor in case a serious issue does occur. Plumbing contractors that have 24/7/365 emergency service can help stop leaks anytime and help save your home from costly water damage.
Are you licensed and insured?
Most plumbing contractors have a license that is issued by the state they work in. This proves that they are qualified and have knowledge of best plumbing practices. Not only is it important to use a licensed plumber, but also an insured plumber. Using plumber that’s not licensed or insured can void home insurance plans and tend to cause more failed repairs. Failure in plumbing repairs and service are one of the biggest causes of water damage in homes. Without a licensed plumber you increase your chances for faulty repairs, you can void home insurance plan and when the plumber is uninsured, you could be stuck paying thousands for restoration of your home.
Will I receive a detailed estimate?
Whether you have a major or minor plumbing problem, your plumbing contractor should be able to give you a detailed estimate of the work they will do and how much it will cost you. This estimate should also include what labor and materials will cost, as well as how long they think the job will take. Some plumbers even provide up front pricing so what you’re quoted is what you pay. That’s even if your plumber takes longer than expected or need different parts, it will not be added to your final bill. This can help you make accurate decisions, provide a clear outline of the work, and avoid a more expensive bill after the job is completed.
What caused the problem, and what should I do in the future to prevent it?
Finally, you want your plumbing contractor to be honest with you about what exactly happened and how you can prevent it in the future. Most problems are preventable and a trusted plumber will explain how to prevent problems from occurring again.
For example, typical leaks in the average U.S. home can waste up to 10,000 gallons of water every year. With this much wasted water, you want to hire plumbing contractors you can trust to fix the issue and answer any of your questions to prevent it from happening again.
For more information on our plumbing services, or to schedule your plumbing service, call the Professional Plumbers at H2O Maestro at 859-361-7925.