No matter your housing situation, chances are that sooner or later you will require the services of a plumber. The good news is that there are plenty of options out there! However, there are a few things you should take into consideration before choosing a plumber. Keep these in mind before scheduling your appointment.

Is the plumbing contractor licensed, bonded, and insured? You should be able to find the license number easily on a plumber’s van or advertising material. You will need to know this if anything goes wrong. It will also confirm that you’re getting someone qualified for the task. Make certain the plumbing contractor provides workmen’s compensation and liability insurance. Otherwise, you as the homeowner would be responsible for the cost of the technician was hurt or if something was damaged on your property. Always make sure your service provider has insurance to protect yourself and your assets.

You should always take cost into consideration. Find out if the plumber is working for an hourly rate. Sometimes, the charge is determined by the type of service. It would also behoove you to find out if the company will bill you. Many companies want payment at the time of service. Some companies will charge extra for cleanup. Inquire as to what kind of guarantee comes with the work. You will also want to find out what happens if a plumber has to go get parts. Who will be paying for that time? Does the quoted price include any permits required? Companies should be happy to provide this information to you.

Possibly the best way of all to choose a plumber would be referrals. Sure, you may find someone with the lowest cost, but is it quality work? Have their previous customers been happy with the work? Also, make sure the company is licensed and bonded. A quick internet search or simply asking around can help you determine the company’s customer approval rate.

Express Plumbing Heating & Air is licensed, bonded, and insured. We pride ourselves on providing quality service at a competitive rate. Just ask our customers!

Brad Jordan

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