What to Look for When Hiring a Plumber

The right plumber can be the difference between solving your home or business’s plumbing issues quickly and affordably and paying out the nose for services that never get done right. So do your due diligence in choosing the right plumber and consider these tips before choosing the next plumber to work on your home.

Are They Experienced?

A trained and licensed plumber may be able to do the job right even without much work experience, but in general, the years of experience they have is a good measure of the quality of work you can expect. The more experience the plumber you choose has, the better chance that they will get the job done right the first time.

What Is Their Price?

Before hiring anyone to do the job, always ask for a price quote. Now, this is something to practice some caution on because you shouldn’t just pick the plumber who quotes you the lowest price for the job. This may mean that you are receiving work that is far lower quality than competitors. Always choose a plumber that quotes a fair and competitive price.

Are They Licensed?

You should always check to ensure a plumber is licensed before you ever let them work on your pipes. Before even considering a plumber ensure that you see their license number on their website, work vehicles, or business card. This number shows that they are at the very least a professional company.

What Is Their Reputation Like?

Reputation counts a lot when it comes to hiring a plumber. By learning what others’ experiences with a plumber have been, you can gain an idea of what you can expect hiring the same company. Check for reviews and testimonials and pay attention to any patterns between them. If more than a few people have had the same issue, then the chances are high that you will too.

Can They Perform Both Repairs and Installations?

Very often, an issue with plumbing requires more than just a simple repair. It often requires the replacement of an entire fixture in order to solve an issue. This makes it important for the plumber you use to be able to do both in order to save time and money over hiring a separate plumber to perform an installation.

Final Thoughts

When repairs are needed to your plumbing, it can be tempting to hurry and hire the first plumber you can find, but by taking a little time to collect information and consider the plumbers you are considering, you may save yourself a lot of time, money, and damage to your plumbing system down the line. So, before hiring a plumber, consider these tips and ensure the plumber you are hiring can do the job right.

Contact Us

If your home or business’s plumbing needs repairs, then contact J Griffin Heating & Plumbing. Our licensed plumbers have more than 30 years of experience with heating and plumbing and countless positive reviews. Call us at 781-520-1212 and connect with us on Facebook.