Having to deal with plumbing problems can definitely be time-consuming and cost you quite a few dollars. Whether it is a clogged sink, a slow draining bathtub or something more serious that requires emergency plumbing services, such as a busted pipe.
To some, plumbing services might all appear to be the same. However, some plumbing services branch out and do more than just fixing your sink. They can even remodel your bathroom or kitchen and provide the same service a contractor would, with the same quality and at a more affordable price.
How to Choose the Best Plumbing Service
Having a trusted plumber or plumbing company you can call whenever you need assistance and make sure they provide good work for a fair price is very important. To avoid unnecessary and costly visits, you need a plumber that is efficient and is not only looking to make money.
Another thing to look for is great customer service. Always look for professionalism. From beginning to end keep an eye out on how this person interacts and conducts him or herself. There is a lot of competition in this field, so you should try and select the plumbing service company that cares about the business you bring.
They should be on time, not swear and call you Mr. Mrs. or Ma'am, and they should confirm with you the problem so that you know what the situation is and how they will fix it.
Most pipes can be changed without damaging the structure or walls. This means that they are pretty cheap to fix. But if they have to cut into something to fix the pipes then it is more expensive. They would have to cut through and after fixing the pipe, patch the hole that they made when they were trying to access the pipe and maybe even apply a coat of paint.
When it comes to selecting the best plumbing services for you, make sure you:
- Check online reviews or ask around in your neighborhood or at your job for referrals
- Ask your insurance company, landlord or real estate agent for recommendations
- Ask the company or plumber for credentials
- Ask for rates (hourly or to complete a specific job)
- Check they have insurance (that way you can avoid any liabilities in case an accident happens while they are working)
Don't be afraid to stick around and ask questions while the person is working. This person is a well of knowledge and it is part of the customer service experience to impart some of that knowledge to you. You can learn a lot of handy things if you show interest.