Even in today’s modern world where services and conveniences for every possible problem exist, homeowners are faced with an overarching question: How to find a trustworthy company to solve their plumbing problem.
It’s one thing to be dissatisfied with the work of your hairdresser, but it’s quite another to have a shoddy, ill-trained, unlicensed, or unethical plumbing service.
Because one bad apple spoils the whole barrel, at My Plumber, we want to educate everyone on how to find a competent plumbing contractor.
The best thing to do is to start researching plumbers before you need one. If you wait until there’s an emergency, you don’t have the leisure to do a lot of proper vetting. Look at it this way, it doesn’t matter where you live, all homes have plumbing. So, it stands to reason that at some point, you will need a plumber in the same way, that at some point, you will need a doctor.
The second reason to start your research now is that the very best way to find a good plumbing service – or any service provider, from movers to landscapers – is through word-of-mouth referrals. So, you’ll want time to ask friends, family, co-workers (even your hairdresser) about the best plumbing contractor they rely on.
Now, a referral works okay in a pinch. But don’t stop there. Research the firms online. Check their reviews. Check their Better Business Bureau rating. Check Angie’s List if you are a member. Compare them to the list of plumbing contractors Virginia or Maryland has on file, so that you’ll know if they’re properly licensed and insured.
When the time comes when you need a plumbing contractor or plumbing service, get a contract or work order in writing. Any plumber who refuses to use contracts should be shown the door, because they protect him as much as you.
By being proactive, finding a competent plumbing contractor will be a much less frustrating process. Feel free to call My Plumber for expert work and high-quality service at a fair price.