When you have a plumbing emergency, you want to be able to depend on whoever is going to fix your problem. Unfortunately, as we all know, that’s not always the case. That’s why it’s important to vet your plumbing company before you use them. To help, see our tips on making sure you’re dealing with a reliable plumbing company.

Good: The Basics

Do your research to make sure your potential plumbing company can cover the basics. Check out the standard services they offer—an experienced plumber should be able to handle a wide range of plumbing problems. A good plumber should have the tools in their arsenal to assess and fix these problems. They should also be available and have flexible hours. Plumbing issues don’t come when we want them to, and a lot of them need immediate attention. You should be able to know if your plumber will be able to work on your schedule.

If a plumber you’re researching doesn’t meet all the basics, don’t consider them as a plumbing solution.

Better: Quality of Service

Now that you know the company you’re looking at meets your basic service requirements, get an idea of the quality of those services. Check to see if the company is certified, and see what other people are saying about them. When doing your research, check out reviews on:

Better yet, ask people you know for referrals.

Best: Company Dynamics

The best and most reliable plumbing company has a lot of experience to back up their basic service offering and quality of service. A simple leaky pipe can turn into a horror story if an inexperienced plumber is dealing with it. You never want to deal with damage to your pipes, walls, floors, ceiling, and appliances from a supposed professional. You should be able to trust them. The best reliable plumbing company is able to assess your unique situation, troubleshoot and recommend the best course of action based on your timeframe and budget.

Again, check out their website and refer to reviews to find out more about the crew, experience, and reputation. You should be looking to see that they are licensed, clean, respectful and timely.

Cherry on Top: Price

Price is always a deciding factor. Make sure to get several estimates from multiple companies to ensure you’re getting a good deal. But, be sure to keep your price assessment relative to the quality of service. You want a long-lasting solution, not a short-term fix. Don’t let a low price deter you from the right service.


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