When you’re looking for a new plumber, it can be a stressful experience. If you’re new to the area, you may not have anyone to ask for suggestions. If you’ve previously had a plumber, but you had a bad experience, you might even be worried about finding another bad apple. There are a lot of great plumbers out there, and you’re sure to find at least a few that you like if you start researching. Before you settle on a new plumber, however, ask them these questions.
Can You Provide References?
No matter the service, you should always ask for references. Specifically, you should ask if they can point you to independent reviews, not just people they have who will definitely tell you good things. Take some time to look them up online as well. If possible, talk to people in your neighborhood who have worked with the plumber to get honest advice.
Are You Insured And Licensed?
The answers to both of these questions should be yes, and they should provide the information to you without hesitation. If they won’t tell you the details of their license, assume that they don’t have one and move on. They also should have insurance so that their work is covered and any accidents that happen while they’re in your home don’t fall to your home owner’s insurance.
How Long Have You Been In Business?
If they’ve been in business for a long time, there’s a better chance that they offer good and reliable service. Today, with consumer reviews being so easy to post publicly, especially when the outcome is bad, tradesmen who don’t do a good job don’t tend to stick around for decades.
What Are Your Specialties?
Often, different plumbers have different specialties, like plumbing remodeling or plumbing maintenance. Ask your plumber candidate what their specialties are, if any, and what the other plumbers at the company specialize in (if applicable). It is good to know what you have access to, even if you don’t need those services right now.
What Is Your Average Response Time?
Nobody likes to think that they have a plumbing emergency in their future, but it is important to have a sense of how quickly they could respond if you do. Even if your problem is not a major failed sump pump or ruptured water heater, having a plumber who can get there quickly could mean the difference between a small nuisance and a big mess.
Call Mahon Plumbing Today
If you’re ready to see how an upgrade can help your home, the experts at Mahon plumbing are here to help. Mahon Plumbing has been serving the Baltimore region’s plumbing needs since 1994. We’re ready to offer quality plumbing services and gas installation for both commercial and residential uses. Our tracks and employees are ready to handle the toughest of jobs.
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