Are you on the lookout for a new, trusted plumber? Hiring a professional to patch up leaky pipes and upgrade to water-efficient appliances is a responsible homeowner move — and we applaud you for that.
We also, however, want to make sure you hire the right people for the job and that starts with knowing the important questions to ask. Use these questions, as recommended by Angie’s List, as a checklist for hiring a new plumber.
Are you licensed?
Many homeowners assume all plumbers need to be licensed to operate but that only holds true in certain states. Licensing is an important thing to check for because if an unlicensed plumber’s work does not pass inspection, you’re the one accountable.
Are you insured?
Some sort of guarantee or warranty will ensure any broken parts are fixed within a year or so.
Do you charge an hourly or flat rate?
With an hourly rate, you will be charged according to labor costs, while a flat rate is a price of completion no matter what. Think about the difference and make sure the option being offered works for you.
Do you clean up after yourself?
While it may seem like a silly question, there are plenty of plumbers that leave old tools and parts behind. When a quote is given, ask if it includes cleanup. There may be an extra charge for cleanup – which might be worth it.
Dean’s Professional Plumbing Heating Air & Drains is a licensed and bonded professional service company with over 35 years of combined industry experience. Call us today at 612.424.0982 or visit our website for more information.
St. Paul: 651-237-9190
North Metro: 763-515-4852