Choosing the right plumber in Brooklyn is one of the most important decisions that a property owner can make. The right plumber can fix problems and prevent expensive plumbing emergencies before they occur.
However, the wrong plumber can turn small plumbing issues into much bigger problems in the future. Only a trusted, recommended and certified local plumber should be considered.
If you’re not sure how to find a plumber, start with your network.
Once you’ve identified potential plumbers to work with, here are the questions you should ask before hiring them.
Before you start working with a new contractor, there are several things that you should consider. These aspects can help you to choose between contractors or just help you make sure that the person you just hired is qualified to do the job.
Being licensed and bonded is crucial to the job and it is one of the first things you should ask about before hiring a plumber. Plumbers need to be licensed, certified and insured by the state in order to work for you. Without a license, there’s no guarantee that your work will be completed properly, and injuries on the jobsite can end up coming back to you financially without proper insurance. Always ask for proof of these before allowing any work to begin.
It can be tempting to use an unlicensed plumber or handyman to carry out plumbing jobs, but this can be a serious mistake. Licensed plumbers receive their training from qualified instructors and are tested rigorously before receiving their licenses. Another benefit of using a licensed plumber is that professional plumbers generally pay more attention to customer satisfaction and the quality of their work. Without a license, you’re just relying on their word.
As an expert, any plumber should be able to explain the work that they’re doing so that a layman can understand it. Plumbers that make things seem overly complicated, or who refuse to provide detailed information, may be hiding something. When choosing a plumber it is important that the customer understands the work that needs to be carried out, and bases their expectations on this understanding.
Ask that all “additional charges” be included into the estimate so that you have an idea of the full rate of service. Keep in mind that all service costs will cost more on weekends and holidays or if they are emergencies. Plumbers who are reluctant to state up front just what their work might cost should be avoided.
Customers need to know the cost when the plumbing company has to rush a plumber out to the job site late evening, on a weekend, or a holiday. Start looking for an emergency plumber when you move into a new home or neighborhood so you’re ready during a crisis. Make an appointment for our emergency valve tagging service to ensure that every shut-off valve in your home is labeled. Valued at $295, it is absolutely free. Don’t lose precious time during a plumbing emergency trying to find the right valve.
Contractors who have been in the business for a while will be able to produce several references that support their reputation. Contact these references to ensure that your plumber has done a good job in the past and get an idea of what to expect from him or her.
Most reputable plumbers will offer some type of guarantee or warranty to their customers. Plumbing companies may be more up to date on codes if they have membership in trade organizations such as Association of Master Plumbers or the National Association of Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors.
The plumbing company should have their own proof of insurance for general liability and workman’s compensation in the event a plumber is hurt on the job. The business should have good reviews and be able to meet all the building codes for your municipality.
For more than 100 years, Petri Plumbing has been proud to serve our neighbors as the borough’s family plumbers. What’s kept us around is our commitment to delivering quality and value for our clients. As a family-run business, we’ve always promised to do our best for every one of our clients, and that’s what drives us today.
Petri Plumbing & Heating is licensed, not just with New York City, but with Green Plumbers USA, going the extra mile to ensure that we are the best, most knowledgeable and reliable plumbers in the area. Like all professionals, expert plumbers take pride in their work. Our rates are also reasonable, with upfront pricing. Call today for service!
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