Ask the Plumbing and Heating Expert – Terry Therrien

Ask The Plumbing and Heating Expert- Terry Therrien

The key to finding the plumbing contractor is to have a name in mind before being faced with a plumbing problem like sewer repair, leaking pipes, overflowing bathroom drainage and frozen pipes amongst others. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. One of the reasons why most homeowners have unpleasant stories to tell about plumbing companies in their areas is because they do not take time to evaluate the background of the plumbers they are hiring.

While it is true that everybody wants to save some money while doing installation and repair works in their homes, cheap is never the best when it comes to hiring reputed plumbers.

Ask Them If They Are Licensed

Do not make a mistake of hiring an unlicensed plumber. Licensing is crucial since it is an indication that:

– The plumbing contractors have met the legal requirements set by the city

Ask Them If They Have Insurance

Is the plumbing company you are planning to hire insured? Insurance is important in that it safeguards you from liabilities in case your property is damaged or the crew sent by the plumbing company is injured while at your home. Moreover, insurance is an indication that the company has been licensed. A reputable plumbing company should have one of the following insurance coverage:

– Workers compensation insurance coverage.

– Business insurance coverage.

Ask For A Quote

Ask for a price before the job starts. Most reputable plumbers will give you a bid, or at least an estimate with a ceiling price. The exception is when the plumbing problem occurs within a closed wall

or ceiling. In that case, the plumber might be hesitant to quote a firm bid until he sees the extent of the problem. In this situation, ask for a “worst-case scenario” price.

Ask About Warranty

Consider the plumber’s service warranty before hiring him. If he can’t guarantee the work for an acceptable period, it should send up a red flag. Unless you have very old pipes and fixtures and your home needs extensive plumbing work, a good plumber will return to fix a leak or a problem that was his error. Call 780-743-2181 for more information!