Updated: Oct 22, 2019
Are you in desperate need of a plumber?
Do you want to hire the right person for the job, but you’re worried that you could get scammed?
If so, you need to follow the right steps to ensure that nothing goes wrong.
Here are four steps to follow when searching for a plumber:
1. Start by searching via an online plumbing directory. Usually, these are simple to use and a quick search by zip code will turn up a list of plumbers in your area.
2. Call at least three plumbers before you make a decision on who to hire. This will give you the chance to ask the same questions to each one, and determine who is offering the best deal.
Make sure you ask questions pertaining to your problem, their experience, the cost, and anything else that may be on your mind.
3. If possible, try to get a rough quote on the phone. While this may not be possible for large jobs, if you need some basic plumbing work, such as swapping out a faucet, you should be able to receive an estimate.
Ask if there is a service call fee. You don’t want to be charged if the plumber is not going to do any work for you.
4. Base your hiring decision on many factors including: the experience of the plumber, the cost of the job, and how soon they can complete the task.