Regardless of the type and scope of your plumbing project, be it an installation or maintenance and service work, you will do well to get expert help instead of doing it yourself. That said, not just any plumber will do, and you should do your due diligence to ensure you get the right one for your project.
Unfortunately, like many, you may find yourself making some common mistakes when selecting a plumber.The following are a few mistakes to avoid.
Basing Decision on Price
Everyone likes a good deal, and it's no different when it comes to selecting a plumber. You should by all means compare rates from different plumbers, but never base your decision solely on the given rates. Instead, focus on other criteria, such as experience, to ensure that you will be getting value that is commensurate with how much you spend.
It should be noted that a highly qualified and experienced plumber will more than likely charge a rate that reflects what they have to offer. This is certainly not to say that the rates charged are a clear indicator of their plumber. However, if you were to focus on the rate in itself, then you would lose out on benefiting from the expertise they bring to the job.
Neglecting to Verify Licensing, Bonding and Insurance
The stakes are always too high to leave your project to an unlicensed and uninsured plumber. Go for a licensed, bonded and insured plumber, and you can rest easy knowing that they will assume all risk should anything happen. You will not be held liable in the unfortunate event of an accident.
It's not enough to have a plumber say that they are licensed, bonded and insured. For your peace of mind, ask for proof of the same. A trustworthy plumber will gladly and willingly present the necessary documents for you to review.
Not factoring Specialisation
A commercial plumber may be able to handle and execute projects a residential plumber wouldn't. You also may not get as much value from a service and repair plumber if yours is a plumbing installation project.
Succinctly put, the different types of plumbers are trained and have experience in different areas. You must carefully assess your project and its scope before hiring a plumber to deliver on the required skill set and experience.
Next time you need the services of a plumber, consider and avoid the highlighted mistakes. Only with the right plumber can you expect the best results. Contact plumbers in your area to learn more.