What to Look for in Your Plumbing Company
Every home and business owner should have a trusted plumbing company that they can rely on. Of course, it’s good to have someone to call when something unexpected happens. But having a trusted proactive plumbing partner is the key to effectively maintaining your home or business to prevent emergencies as much as possible.
What to consider when choosing a plumber
When selecting your plumber you should assume that this is someone you plan to have a long-term relationship with. Plumbers should schedule annual inspections of your home or business to evaluate everything and take proactive steps to prolong the life of your appliances. Here are some things to look out for when selecting a plumber:
Make sure they are licensed and insured
There are plenty of Mr. and Mrs. Fix-its out there that claim they can provide reliable plumbing services. However, companies that are not licensed or insured provide you no long-term protection should an issue arise during the project.
Read the reviews
Quality businesses have fans – bottom line. You don’t have to take the businesses’ word for the type of work that they do. Ask for client testimonials or check out the reviews on their website or other pages.
Find out how long they have been in business
It’s hard for small businesses to hang around, so if a plumbing company has been in business for quite a while, that must be saying something for the type of work that they do.
Read the fine print on estimates
When it comes to talking about money, it is hard for most people to know when they are getting a good price or not. You can compare quotes with multiple companies, but another way to ensure you are getting quality service is by really reading your estimates. Sometimes businesses try to hide unexpected fees or not guarantee their work if an issue arises. Pay attention to the wording that they use and ask questions if you aren’t sure.
Ask others for recommendations
The best place to get a referral is from another type of contractor (carpenter, electrician, etc.) that you already trust. Many people in the home construction or maintenance industry have trusted partners that they like to refer to clients when projects pop up outside of the scope of their skills. You can also ask friends, family, and neighbors for their suggestions on a quality plumber.
Trust Stephening Plumbing for Your Plumbing Needs!
Be sure to do your due diligence when selecting your plumbing company. The time invested will pay you back exponentially over time by knowing that you have a quality plumbing service provider that you can depend on. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for a routine checkup or to address any plumbing issues you may have.