They can put your life on hold until you get them resolved. In the meantime, you might not be able to do such basic yet essential things as washing clothes, flushing the toilet, running your dishwasher, or taking a shower.
Some common plumbing problems include…
Backed up toilets
Broken water heater
Leaking water heater
Broken garbage disposal
Broken or leaking water line
Broken or leaking sewer line
Old toxic pipes that jeopardize water quality
Old, outdated or broken faucets and plumbing fixtures
When you experience any one of these plumbing issues, you just want it resolved as soon as possible. Where do you turn for help?
Hopefully, someone you know has already provided you a personal referral to an excellent and reliable plumber, or you already have a great plumber that you can count on. But if not, where do you turn? Well, you could grab your yellow pages book and flip through all the ads there, but if you have a computer, you’ll get a TON more information Seattle Plumbing to help you make an informed decision if you do a search on the Internet instead
The best way to start your search for a good plumber is to go to Google, Yahoo, or Bing and start a search using the keywords “plumber” AND the name of your city or town; for example plumber bel air md” in the search bar.
This will pull up a list of local plumbers. Now, you can visit their websites and look for the following ten details…
1) Phone number.
2) Hours of operation.
3) What they charge for a service call. There is a BIG range here so be sure to find this out in advance. Most plumbers will at least deduct the cost of the service call from the cost of any services they provide.
4) Whether or not there is an additional cost for after hours or weekend service calls.
5) What their guarantee or customer satisfaction policy is.
6) Whether or not they are licensed, bonded, and insured and in good standing in their state. They should have their license posted on their website with a link to the licensing authority.
7) Whether or not they are a member of the BBB and what their BBB rating is. If they don’t have a link to their BBB rating,
8) How long they have been in business.
9) Whether they are full service or if they specialize in something. For example, some plumbers specialize in drain cleaning and really aren’t qualified to provide other plumbing services.
10) What do the reviews and testimonials say about them? The majority of the reviews should be good! Don’t worry about a couple bad reviews so long as most of them are good because “You can’t please all of the people all of the time.”
If you follow these steps and choose a plumber that meets your personal criteria in each of these ten areas, you are much more likely to get your work done right the first time. This will save you time, headaches, and perhaps even money. Good luck with getting your plumbing problems solved!