Finding a reliable plumber can sometimes be hard. Here are our plumbing tips to making the process a little easier for you.

  1. Ask family and friends for a referral to a plumber they have used in the past.
  2. Franchise plumbing companies can be very expensive for the same service so we recommend a local family owned plumbing company.
  3. A good plumbing company will have a plumber answer the phone.  Other plumbing companies use answering services or secretaries who unfortunately will not be able to answer your concerns on the phone.
  4. Read internet reviews.
  5. Check with the BBB – but be careful because plumbing companies that pay for accredition membership are buying their rating verse the companies that don’t belong to the BBB but still have an excellent rating.
  6. Check with the Department of Labor and Training to make sure the plumber is licensed without any past violations.
  7. Ask the plumber for proof of general liability insurance and worker’s compensation insurance.
  8. Good plumbing companies don’t charge extra for traveling, holidays, weekends, nights, etc..
  9. Ask for references.
  10. Any good plumber offers a warranty on his labor.  Parts are usually a manufactures warranty.
  11. Ask how long has the plumbing company been in business.
  12. Know the price and the scope of work before you let a plumber begin working on your home.
  13. Check to see if the plumbing company belongs to any associations.  ie…Chamber of Commerce or Plumbing Associations

Use these tips to help you in your process when looking for a good plumber!