The Best Questions to Ask Before You Hire a Plumber

When you’re hiring a plumber, you want the very best person possible working in your home. This is especially true if you are doing a remodeling project that involves plumbing, when you’re repiping your home, and when your plumbing job has special or unusual needs.

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If you want to find the very best plumber for your task, make sure you ask the following questions.

Who Recommends Your Work?

Get the names and phone numbers of actual people who have worked with the plumber on jobs similar to yours. Then, call them up. A lot of people hesitate to make these calls because they don’t want to bother strangers on the phone. However, this is one of the best ways to know if a plumber is trustworthy, does good work, and generally is everything they purport to be.

How Do You Deal With Unexpected Problems?

A lot of things can come up during a plumbing job. The problem might be bigger than they had originally thought. A remodel might run into unforeseen issues after they tear out a wall. A plumber might get sick and be unable to work for several days. Talk to any potential plumber about how they handle unexpected issues. Ask for specific examples of ways they have dealt with problems like these in the past.

Who is Responsible for Cleanup?

Before the job starts, clarify who is responsible for cleanup. If the plumber says that they do it, ask what that includes. Will they, for instance, haul away and dispose of your old toilet or water heater after they replace it? If they do not perform cleanup tasks, ask them what kind of precautions they take to make the job as easy as possible for you.

Who Will be Working in My Home?

Many times, the plumber who you speak to initially is not the one working in your home, or is not the only one there. Make sure you know exactly who will be working on your project and what their specific qualifications are. You should also make sure that they are someone you feel comfortable with and feel like you can communicate with well.

Has the Plumber Who Will be Working in My Home Worked On Projects Like Mine Before?

You’ll want to make sure not only that the plumbing firm as a whole has performed projects like yours before, but that the specific plumbers who will be doing the work have done them previously, or will be supervised by someone who has done them before.

Are You Licensed? Insured?

Licensure can differ by state so make sure you are working with people who are highly qualified. They should have their own insurance so that you will not be found liable if someone gets hurt while working in your house.

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At Vesel Services, we are always happy to answer these questions and others like them. We want you to be fully confident that we are the best plumbers for the job before you hire us!

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