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Finding a Quality Plumber The best time to look for a plumber is before a plumbing emergency arises. Unfortunately, in most cases, people facing an emergency won’t have time to learn more about a plumber. A leaking toilet or a basement ceiling that is wet from a broken pipe above it, requires immediate help. First talk to someone you trust – maybe a friend or acquaintance who owns a home. At one time or another, most homeowners have had to hire a plumber and can refer you to one with a positive reputation. These people deal with plumbers often and typically have reliable opinions on different local plumbers, the kind of work they do and their pricing. These people deal with plumbers on a regular basis and often have well-formed opinions about various local plumbers, the quality of work they do, and how competitive they are in terms of pricing.
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Also talk to the real estate agent you worked with when you bought your home. Agents are usually willing to help.
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When you call a plumber, unless after business hours, don’t simply leave your name and contact number on their answering machine. If a child answers the phone, be wary. While reputable plumbers can work out of their homes, usually in rural areas or small communities, most of them are professional enough to use a software receptionist or at least take calls themselves. Make it a point to ask for the plumber’s license number when you actually talk to them. Don’t be shy – just say you’ll turn the claim into your homeowner’s insurance agent and that they require it. Also remember to ask if they are insured, and ask for proof. Even the best plumbers cause accidental damage to plumbing structures or the system itself. They may even cause accidental injury to themselves while performing their task, so you need them to have worker’s compensation as well. In case you or anyone in your household is accidentally injured, that will fall under their liability insurance. Of course, before the job begins, you have to be clear about the price. Reputable plumbers will give you a written estimate or at least an estimate with a maximum price, except when the problem concerns the interior of a closed wall or ceiling. In a scenario like that, the plumber may not quote a firm bid until he has actually evaluated the condition of the affected structures. This is when you might have to ask for a “worst-case scenario” price. Lastly, make sure you choose a plumber that provides a service warranty. If they can’t guarantee their own work for a realistic period, they are not worth considering. Except when your pipes and other fixtures were very old to start with, a responsible plumber will always come back to repair whatever there is to be repaired after his initial visit.