When you become a homeowner, you take on the responsibility for all of the repairs in your home. This is one reason some people prefer to rent. When you take on these repair projects, it can be helpful to have some professionals to turn to. Plumbers are a professional service that you will have to take advantage of at some point. It is a good idea to have a plumber in mind before any problems occur. Before choosing what plumber to add to your list of emergency contacts, ask them these three important questions.
Are you licensed and insured?
Make sure that the plumber you choose is both licensed and insured. All businesses in the area must have a license to operate. There are also licenses that must be obtained for certain professions, such as plumbers. You will also want to make sure that they have adequate liability insurance and workers’ compensation insurance if they will be working on your property.
What are your service fees?
Many plumbers will charge a service fee even if they arrive at your home and do nothing. If you have a plumber come in for an estimate, to assess a plumbing problem, or just to meet with you about your home before problems occur, they are likely to charge a service fee just for coming to your home. Find out what that fee is in advance and when it will be charged.
Do you offer 24-hour service?
Most plumbers that offer 24-hour emergency service only handle emergencies, and those that do not only handle regular plumbing issues. However, on occasion, you will find the rare plumber that handles all of your plumbing needs anytime day or night. Our service is one of those that can handle all of your plumbing needs.