There are likely a multitude of plumbing services located in your area. Asking the right questions can help to ensure that you choose the plumbing service that is best suited for you and your particular situation. Here are a few of the best questions to ask before hiring a plumber.
Who Will do the Work?
It is important to confirm who will actually be performing the work prior to hiring a plumber. Though a company may have been in business for a long period of time, the plumber that will do the work may be a new addition to the company. Ensure that you know who will be completing the work before you make the decision to hire the company.
What is the Estimated Total Cost?
Ask for an estimate regarding the total cost. It is often better to obtain estimates from multiple plumbers before making a decision. Be incredibly wary if a plumber offers you an estimate over the phone. Most experienced plumbers will want to examine the issue in person before they can provide an accurate estimate.
Are they Licensed and Insured?
It is important to confirm that a plumber has the appropriate licensing and insurance to complete the work. This will help to protect your property if an accident or issue occurs while the work is being completed.
Is the Rate Hourly or Fixed?
This question can help you to obtain a better idea of the total cost following the work. If you think a cost is set in stone, but it is based on an hourly rate, you may be caught unaware if complications arise. Determining whether the rate is hourly or fixed can help provide you with a more accurate estimate of the total cost.
How Much Experience do they Have?
The more experienced a plumber is, the more effectively they will be able to complete the work. Ask the plumber about their experience and qualifications.
The right questions can go a long way toward helping you to obtain the services of the best plumber for your situation. To get answers to all of these questions, contact our office at S & B Plumbing today!
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