Never hire an unknown plumber. Remember, this person will be inside your home and around your family; make sure to do your homework and make sure you get someone that can be vouched for. Here are 5 important characteristics to look for when hiring a plumber:
There is no substitute for job experience in any career or field. The plumbing industry is no different. You’ll always be better off hiring a plumber who has plenty of experience fixing issues like yours. In your search, look for plumbers with at least 5 years of experience. This will help insure that the job is done right the first time, and quickly too.
Experience is great, but it’s not everything. Knowledge is the flip side to the same coin. Some plumbing issues are difficult to locate, much less solve, so a small dose of ingenuity never hurts. Try to find a plumber that knows all the tricks of the trade, as well as one that is knowledgeable in the subject area of your specific issue. You can do this by asking questions and examining the answers you are given.
In the service industry, reliability is key. Unfortunately, it is also difficult to find sometimes. When looking for a plumber, make sure to ask friends and family, and don’t forget to ask about their recommendation’s reliability! Nothing is worse than waiting a few extra hours if your plumbing has a bad leak or if your toilet overflowed.
Reputation is very important. Courtesy and civility are some things you’ll want to look for in a plumber, especially on bigger jobs or at times when he will be around your family. If possible, talk to the plumber on the phone before you invite him into your home to get an idea of his friendliness and manners.
A license isn’t necessary, and indeed, there are many great plumbers that are not licensed. That said, a license is the icing on the cake because it demonstrates a high level of proficiency. If you cannot find much else about your plumber (knowledge, reliability, etc.), at least make sure to find a licensed plumber.
If you find a plumber that meets or exceeds these 5 qualifications, take note! That’s the plumber you want working in your house and around your family. Don’t spend your hard earned money on anything less than the best! Contact CityWIDE at (770) 872-0867 for the best prices and the best services rendered.