When you’re hiring a plumber, you want to make sure you find someone who knows what they’re doing, who is reliable, and who will work efficiently so your home will be functional again soon.
While it may be tempting to just call the first person you hear about, you may want to do a bit more than that to make sure you find the right person. Here are steps you should take when hiring a plumber.
1. Ask for References
Plumbers should have good references. These should include both professional and personal references (references from other plumbers as well as references from people who have had the plumber do work for them). You should also check online reviews to make sure there aren’t any major red flags.
2. Make Sure They are Licensed and Insured
Most states require plumbers to be both licensed and insured, and you can ask to see proof of this before you agree to have them work in your home. Both of these offer you protection. They make it more likely that your plumber is competent and experienced and means you won’t have to pay if they get injured on your job.
3. Ask About Their Experience
You don’t just want a plumber with experience, but someone who has experience doing the kind of work you need to have done. This is especially true if you need them to do a large or specialized job, like remodeling your bathroom or repiping your whole house.
4. Get a Written Estimate
Reliable plumbers will offer you a written estimate before they begin a job. This should include costs for both parts and labor, and may include potential additional costs based on possible contingencies. Once you have estimates in hand, you can compare them between plumbers and choose the one you want to work with.
5. Find Out About Their Warranties
Trustworthy plumbers should guarantee their work for a period of time. This is often for a year, but that is not the industry standard in some locations. Talk to your plumber about how long their warranty lasts, what exactly it covers, and how to activate it if you need to use it.
Call The Plumbers Denver Has Called For Over 100 Years!
At Blue Sky Plumbing and Heating, we are here for you. We’ve been offering plumbing services to Metro Denver for over 100 years through 4 generations. We can offer you all of the things on this list, and more, and we would love to work with you. Call us today to find out more or to schedule our plumbers to do work in your home.