We understand how nerve-wracking hiring a new plumber can be. Hiring a stranger to come into your home is no easy feat for anyone but asking the right questions can help you make the best choice.
In this week’s blog, we run down some of the most important questions you have to ask your new plumber. This is to make sure you find someone you can completely trust.
If you are looking for a new plumber to fix that stubborn leak, read the entry below. These tips will help you find the right person for the job.
Do you have a license?
This is probably the most important question you have to ask. Not all plumbers operate with a license. Hiring a plumber who operates without a license could lead to substandard work that does not meet industry standards and inspections. Make sure to ask this right away.
And don’t just take their word for it – go out on a limb and ask for proof. There is no need to worry about offending the professional, just make sure to ask in a polite and objective manner.
Who will do the work?
When it comes to huge projects – like a complete overhaul – there might be a need for a plumbing company to hire a team of labourers. It is a good idea to ask about who will be performing the job. You can also ask about their qualification and level of experience.
Do you perform onsite estimates?
Quotations done over the phone may be convenient but they are not always accurate. It is always best that you ask the plumber to perform an onsite inspection and provide you with a quotation after seeing the damage. After performing a thorough inspection, they should be able to give you a more accurate quotation on costs of labour and materials. Not to mention the estimated time it would take to complete the job.
When do you want to receive payment?
Do not forget to ask about the payment scheme. Certain plumbers would require you to make an initial payment to cover for the materials needed. Others would also ask you to make a payment after a certain milestone is reached. It is important to have this out of the way by asking about it before they even begin.
There you have it, some of the most important questions you should not be afraid to ask your new plumber. Asking this before they even begin to work on your bathroom can spare you from unprecedented surprises along the way.
Are you looking for a plumber you can trust? Call us at Hayes Plumbing & Bathroom Renovations. We have a team of dedicated professionals who are committed to providing you transparent and quality service – every single time. Pick up that phone and give us a call today!