When it comes to certain home repairs or maintenance tasks, taking the DIY route can often save you a pretty penny. For example, the cost of calling a plumber for every little drain clog or pesky faucet leak would add up pretty quickly.
But when that DIY plumbing procedure isn’t working out, it’s time to call a professional. Someone you can trust to do the job right, the first time. So to help you make that call with confidence, here are some things you should look for when choosing a plumber.
Experience. Whether fixing a cracked water pipe or tackling a bathroom remodel, you want someone with experience and know-how. So ask how long they’ve been in business, what special certifications they carry, and what areas they specialize in.
License and Insurance. In a perfect world, your plumbing issue would be resolved swiftly and without any hiccups. In reality, sometimes accidents happen. A licensed and insured plumbing company will be able to protect itself and your home should anything go wrong.
Reasonable rates. Be wary of contractors who way underbid their competition. While they may save you a few dollars initially, it could cost you in the long run. Don’t sacrifice quality and skill for a lower initial.
Warranty. A trustworthy plumbing contractor will stand behind his work, and back it up with some type of warranty on parts and labor.
Written estimates. When your bathroom turns into an indoor pool, the last thing you want is a “ballpark” cost. Choose a plumber who will provide you with a written estimate in advance.
Emergency service. Plumbing problems rarely happen when it’s convenient for you. So ask your plumber if they offer after-hours emergency service, and if there is an additional charge for it.
Here at Baylor, Heating, AC & Plumbing, we do everything we can take to take the guess work out of hiring us for long-term and first-time customers alike. That’s why we offer guaranteed upfront pricing, our 100% customer satisfaction guarantee, 24/7 emergency repairs, and much more on top of our skilled plumbing services. Contact us today for any plumbing need at all.