When it comes to hiring someone to carry out work in your home, it’s good to verify that they are qualified and equipped to properly do the job at hand. The process of hiring a plumber is no exception. Whether you need a plumber for routine maintenance, fixing a leak, or helping to install an appliance, make sure that you know they’re up for the job. Read on for the top three questions you should ask a plumber before hiring them to do work in your home or business.
1 – Experience
Before hiring a plumber, it’s important to know how much experience they’ve had on the job. A plumber with years of experience is likely to be best equipped to successfully diagnose and repair plumbing issues that you may encounter in your home or business. In addition to asking about a prospective plumber’s level of experience, be sure to ask about their experience in the types of work you may need done. Some plumbing professionals may be more experienced in certain areas than others. Once you have a good sense of your plumbing professional’s experience level, you will be better able to decide if he or she is a good fit for you and the work you may need accomplished.
2 – Availability
Because plumbing issues can arise at a moment’s notice, it may be a good idea to ask your prospective plumber about their level of availability. If they have many clients and often book out appointments weeks in advance, they may not be a good choice in the event that you have work that needs to be done immediately. However, it may be a cause of concern to discover that a prospective plumber is always available due to a lack of clients. Finding a professional who works with a solid base of clients and who is able to manage their time well is ideal. Your plumbing professional should be available to you when you need them – and extra quickly if an emergency plumbing situation arises that needs immediate attention.
3 – References
Although it may be a new experience, never hesitate to ask for references. When someone will be working on your home, it’s especially wise to ask for references. Once you are granted access to references, make sure that you follow up with them. Information gained from references will likely give you a good insight into the kinds of plumbing experiences and outcomes you may be able to expect with a prospective plumber. The experiences of other people are always a good indication of possible experiences, moving forward. If references have good things to say about a plumber’s work and customer service, this is a great sign!
For more help finding a plumber, contact us. At Landa Plumbing, we have the knowledge and experience to do the job right – every time.