When hiring any technician to work on your home or business, you need to be confident in their abilities and trust them to deal with you honestly, and this is especially true when it comes to plumbers. Plumbing emergencies obviously need to be fixed as soon as possible, as no property can function without working pipes. Unfortunately, some plumbers will take advantage of this need in order to charge their clients more or will deliver poor workmanship that will need to be fixed again in short order.
Our team at Minyard Plumbing, Inc., prides ourselves on our integrity and the quality of our results, and we want to help you get the high-quality service you deserve. In this article, we’ll go over some red flags to avoid when hiring a plumber.
- They’re Not Licensed – The first thing you should do when interviewing a plumber is ask if they are properly licensed. Trade licenses show that their holders have completed a certain level of training, and that they have met a set of quality standards in their work. Licensed plumbers receive training on the local codes and regulations that unlicensed plumbers do not, making it a risk to hire someone without this qualification.
- They’re Pushy – Another sign that a plumber is probably not right for you is if they push you to seal the deal immediately and discourage you from seeking a second opinion. While our team takes pride in our work, we would never pressure you to choose our team before you have considered your options. If you have questions about our pricing or why we quoted the price we did, we are happy to explain our reasoning, but we leave it to you to decide on the best fit for your needs.
- They Have Limited Options – Lastly, a good plumber will always try to offer you options when it comes to parts, as they understand that not every client can spring for copper pipes, especially not when PVC could do the same job just fine. Our team will do our best to offer parts that keep the project within your budget and will never try to upsell you for no reason.