Trust me, whether you like it or not, you will definitely need a plumber. Water is essential. For someone that needs a plumber either for a job to be done at home or at the office, hiring the right plumber is very crucial so as to avoid having a faulty or poor job done.
Are you expecting a major plumbing repair or fixing? The process can be very tasking especially for someone with no idea of what he/she is doing. Many people are bothered when it comes to hiring a plumber, they do not want the wrong one but they want a trust-worthy plumber that can guarantee a good job and I believe you fall within this category.
The greatest part of hiring a plumber is the kind of issue the plumbing work requires, as most of them do require quick attention. Here are some quick questions you can ask that will serve as guide during the process of hiring a plumber.
Do you have a license?
This is the first question you are required to ask the plumber. For a plumber that has a license, that means he must have passed every required test to get that license. Also the state of Florida requires licensing before a plumber can even practice. You can also ask the plumber to show you his/her license. Also be on the lookout for plumbers that just received their license as they lack experience.
Ask for who will be doing the job?
Most plumbers have subcontractors and helpers that work for them. If the plumber has, ask him/her to produce credentials and experience that they have. In this case, you might ask for the past jobs that had been done by the crew. You don’t want to have someone with less experience working on your plumbing issues.
Is the plumber insured?
A fully legal and licensed plumbing contractor will have insurance that covers his workers in-case they get injured when working. For a contractor that does not have insurance, this means you will be the one to cover any medical bills for any worker that gets injured when working. You can avoid incurring unnecessary costs to yourself by confirming the insurance of the contractor.
Do you provide warranty?
Warranties are very good especially when there is another damage within a short period of time after the repair has been done. Ensure that the plumber provides warranty as it serves as protection to your plumbing job.
Have you worked on something like this before?
For a plumbing job that is complex and intensive, you might want to be sure that the prospective contractor will be able to do the job. And if the plumber claims to have done a jib like that before, you should ask them to provide references to such jobs. This will even help you know the quality of jobs the plumber does.
What will be Total Cost of Fixing Your Plumbing Problem?
People that want to hire the help of plumbers should be careful about the kind of cost they are given over the phone. Plumbers that know their job very well will first want to analyze the problem your plumbing has before they will give you the estimate that will finish the job. For experienced plumbers, they do include the cost of new parts that will be needed for the repairs. You can confirm from the prospective plumber if the total cost for the job will include both the cost for the required part and that of labor.