I WANT TO KNOW WHAT'S WRONG BUT ...
I'M AFRAID TO FIND OUT!
Have you ever had something go wrong with your plumbing and needed to call a professional plumbing contractor to repair it properly? We all have thoughts like-‘I don’t want to call; maybe it will just fix itself. Or, will they know what they’re doing or even show up at all?’
It is always a bit intimidating to call especially when you don’t know how to fix it yourself (I mean you can only learn so much from watching the DIY shows)!
The following are some helpful questions you should ask your plumbing contractor to ensure they can provide you with the necessary services at a reasonable cost.
- Are You Licensed? You should always make sure before any work is done in your home if he or she is a licensed plumber, as this licensing guarantees the plumber has the experience and expertise to fix your problem.
- Are You Insured? A plumbing company should be insured. This protects both you and the plumber from any future disputes if anything goes wrong with the plumber’s work.
- How Much Does It Cost? While cost should never be the single determining factor when hiring a plumbing contractor, it is certainly something to consider. Some plumbing contractors charge a flat-rate fee while others charge hourly rates. You need to know up front how their billing system works.
- How Long Have You Been in Business? The longer a plumbing contractor has been in business, the more likely they are to have the specific experience and expertise necessary to fix any issues you have. In addition, many years in business indicates the contractor uses stellar business practices.
- What Warranties do You Offer? Most plumbing contractors offer some type of warranty with their work. Do they offer you a warranty for a certain amount of time? Never let anyone work on your home that doesn’t offer some sort of safeguard.
- Does Your Company Have Worker’s Compensation? This may seem like a silly question to ask but if one of their workers is at your home and gets hurt; it can be a matter of who’s paying for the claim. It can be your homeowner’s insurance that may have to pick up the tab if they are not properly insured. Don’t put yourself in that position, they need to insure their employees.
- Does Your Company Have a Website? A company that has a website means that they’ve put down roots in a community. A website can answer many of your questions and help you make wise decisions about your plumbing services.
Hopefully these questions will help to alleviate some of the anxiety when hiring a plumbing contractor.
Ref: enligtenme.com and premierplumbingofwa.com