What to Look for in a Professional Plumber

July 17, 2019

The plumbing system in your home is something you probably don’t think about until something goes wrong with it. Unfortunately, some pipe issues require the services of a plumbing professional. You probably don’t have the phone number of a quality plumber on hand if you’ve never had to hire one before. The following are some tips on finding the right professional.

Word of Mouth

This is a tried and true cliche that exists for a reason. The people closest to you, like friends and neighbors, aren’t going to want to look you in the eye after they have given you bad advice. You can trust them to make a good recommendation about a plumber in your area. Ask at least a few people to get a good list of companies to get estimates for.

Ask If They Are Licensed

Make sure to ask the plumber if they have proper licensing before making your decision. Too many homeowners operate under the assumption that every plumbing company in their area is fully licensed and insured when this isn’t always the case. If a plumber fails this requirement, you may be responsible for the changes if their work doesn’t pass inspection with the city or state that you live in.

Ask for Samples

Ask any plumbing company you are considering for pictures and examples of past jobs they have done. The best-case scenario is if you can be both before and after photographs of their work, helping you judge the quality of their work and how well they clean up after the job is done.

Ask About Payment

Ask the plumber when they want to be paid and avoid companies that require 100% payment upfront before they will start. Reliable companies will either let you pay at the end or just ask for a small deposit before commencing the operation.

If you are experiencing issues with your plumbing system, call Obermanns today to get started with an estimate. We can also help you with your heating and cooling needs. Residents throughout Jackson and Cape Girardeau rely on us.

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