Plumbers aren’t cheap and there’s a good reason. They are responsible for repairing one of the most important and complicated aspects of your home. When searching online for a plumber, you will notice a laundry list of companies both local and national at your disposal.
Like other cities, there are a lot of companies that offer plumbing Tampa makes available to its residents. The problem is finding which one fits your needs and your budget the best. Trust me. You don’t want to hire a plumber that doesn’t know what they are doing. It could lead to a lot more problems and money spent down the road. To help guide you, here are some tips on hiring the right plumber.
1. Check for a License – Unlike other fields, you are required to have a license to practice plumbing in almost every state. The only two exceptions are New York and Kansas, so make sure that your plumber is fully licensed before hiring them.
2. Get Multiple Estimates – First, don’t use an estimate from anyone unless they actually come to your home and survey the problem. They can’t guarantee anything over the phone. Second, get at least three quotes, so you can compare and contrast the different deals and see what is best for you.
3. Be Wary – It is tempting to take the lowest estimate that you receive. If the price is extremely low in comparison to other estimates, do some research on the company. It could be that they don’t offer the same services as the other estimates. They could also be a third party company that is going to farm out your job to another company that will change the deal and the price when they get there.
4. Get a Guarantee – Any reputable company will offer a warranty with their work. The industry standard is coverage of all work for at least a year. There could be an additional manufacturer’s warranty you can take advantage of as well. Your plumber should explain all of this to you clearly when they give you the quote.
These four tips will make it easy for you to find the right plumber for you and your home. Patience is a virtue. The key is to not jump into a deal that looks too good to be true. The cliché that applies to this exists for a good reason.