When you have a plumbing emergency or simply need a maintenance check for your plumbing system, you need a plumbing contractor who you know and trust to get the job done right. When deciding who to hire to handle your plumbing needs, here are some questions you’ll want to ask to get an idea of the company and their work:
- Can you describe your business experience? Learning how long they’ve been in the industry, what types of projects they’ve completed, and other details about their track record can help you make an informed decision about who to hire. Asking for references or other credentials can also help you better understand the quality of their work.
- Are you licensed and insured? Whether or not your plumbing contractor has a license and the type of license they have can indicate the amount of training, experience, and competency they have. You’ll enjoy peace of mind knowing their work will meet code requirements — and that all liabilities to you and your plumber will be covered by their insurance if they confirm they are both licensed and insured.
- What are your hours? If a plumbing emergency strikes late at night or early in the morning, you’ll want to know your plumbing contractor offers 24-hour emergency and answering service.
- What are your services and specialties? Having a scope of your contractor’s abilities can help you decide who you want to choose — ideally, your plumber’s services can cover a range of needs. Inquire about whether they can provide maintenance, repair, and plumbing system installation services.