There is a lot of things that you need to know before hiring a plumber. Because you are letting a stranger in your home, you need to be careful when you are choosing a plumber. I don’t dabble in plumbing, and I’m not necessarily good with my hands.
The perfect plumber needs to hit all your requirement, and you need to hire someone not because they are well-known in the area, but you should hire someone who is experienced but know what they are doing. So, without further ado, let’s dive into this blog and learn some of the things you ought to know before hiring a plumber.
Plumbing can be a dangerous job, and this is why when you are hiring a plumber, you need to know that they are insured in case anything goes wrong. Plumbing is not a glamorous job and is not meant for anyone; this is why plumbers dress the way they do and have a lot of protective gear.
Any plumber or people that work on your home should be insured. Why should they be insured? If they make a mess of the job or have an accident, you could be saddled with an extra footing, which could be a very exxy bill. You should check the plumber’s website or ask them directly if they are insured.
It is one of the most important that you ought to ask your plumber before hiring them. We recommend only working with a professional plumber who has liability insurance and a workman’s comp. Things can go awry when it comes to plumbing, which can be really costly. An insurance protects both you and the plumber if something does go left.
2. Do they offer a warranty
In my book, all professional plumbers should offer a guarantee on their repairs and installation. Usually, most contractors offer and are willing to male replacements and repairs directly related to the initial issues or even a service they provided.
However, you are usually given a minimum of 30 days after the initial service and repairs are done. If you don’t call the plumber within the 30 days, then they will charge you additional cost when they come back to repair whatever needs to be repaired.
A professional plumber will tell you what is and is not covered under the guarantee they offer, and they will definitely have a reason for this. So, always discuss these things with your plumber, and they will definitely have a chat with you to assure you of all these.
If you live in America, you need to be aware that plumbing licenses change from one state to another because each has specific requirements and specificity. Typically, to be a plumber needs to have at least a high school diploma or a GED, which is a General Educational Development.
After high school, they need to take vocational training, and at the end of this specific course, they will earn a certificate that guarantees they are qualified to do this specific job. After they earn their certification, they will then generally go for an apprenticeship for about 4 to 5 years.
During this apprenticeship, they will learn all the aspects of this trade, and only after they have about 2 to 5 years of experience will they be allowed to take an exam if they pass this exam which covers things about local codes and plumbings trades. If they pass this step, then and only then will they be able to receive their license.
This is why we recommend and can’t emphasize this enough, always hire a professional plumber. Hiring an unlicensed and under-qualified plumber could result in some serious plumbing issues, and you’ll have to get a professional plumber afterward to fix the hiccup.
Always call a professional plumber when you have an issue with your plumbing fixtures because they need to be fixed by a professional. You might think that you can do it yourself, but you might be doing more damage and will ultimately have to call a plumber who will bill you more to fix the issue and the result of you trying to resolve the issue.
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