615-383-3339

by The Nashville Plumber on March 28, 2014

How To Make Sure You’re Hiring The Right Plumber

 

Hiring a plumber is one of the most important choices a homeowner can make, so it’s important to do some comparison shopping. When you give a potential plumber a call, it’s important to ask for estimate of cost. The plumber may request dropping by your home to asses the situation before offering to quote possible costs. No matter the situation, do not allow the Plumber to begin work without some sort of written estimate.

In addition, it’s important you only work with plumbing contractors who are fully licensed and insured. Your state should already require a current plumbing license and proof of insurance be on display. If the plumber cannot produce a license, then it’s best advised to not authorize them to perform work.

Even though you have a written estimate, keep in mind that plumbers do charge labor by the hour. This why it’s important to shop around before accepting a plumbers contract. Hourly rates can vary greatly depending on the plumber. You should also be informed if your plumber charges higher rates for weekend and after hour calls. Keep in mind that additional fees may be charged for special services. For example, if your hired contractor has to cut through walls to make repairs, you may be charged more money. Simple jobs like fixing a badly clogged drain will also cost less hourly than more complicated jobs.

After your plumber provides you with a quote, take some time to read the written estimate very carefully. Your estimate should include payment terms, a list of materials used, and any additional fees your project may require. Always ask your plumber if he guarantees his work, in other words, if his work isn’t satisfactory will he return to make additional repairs for free? Never hire a plumbing professional who will not guarantee his work.┬áMake sure you that work doesn’t begin until you formally agree with the proposal. Allowing your plumber to start working, without a signed contract, can cost you quite a bit of money.

Are you in need of a plumber? Call Green Hills Plumbing, your friendly Nashville plumber, at (615) 866-1917 and schedule a service call today!

Previous post:

Next post: