With so many plumbing companies in the area, hiring a plumber in Asheville, NC, shouldn’t be a problem. However, when it comes to choosing the right company, it is important to know what needs to be done and have an idea of what to expect from the plumbing contractor that you hire.
Of course, it would be easy to just hire the first company that you see online, but is that the way to go? Not all plumbers are alike, and, in some cases, some have acquired specialized skills for certain jobs.
If you are not sure what to ask a plumber before hiring them, you have come to the right place. We have put together a list of crucial questions you may choose to ask next time you need help with your home plumbing system.
Insurance is probably one of the most important things to ask about when dealing with a plumber. By working with an insured plumber, you can ensure that if something goes wrong, you may not be held liable for the problems that may come up.
Request a certificate of insurance if you wish to be sure of their insurance status. A reputable company will quickly provide that for you.
Plumbing repairs and installations may carry a guarantee. Depending on the age of the system and the nature of the work, various types of warranties and manufacturers' extended warranties may be available.
Every plumber prices their work differently, and by asking for a breakdown of their estimate, you can better plan a project or repair around your budget. Also, if a plumber refuses to provide a detailed written proposal for your approval, especially on larger projects, that may be a real problem down the road.
We find it best to provide written estimates and signed agreements. If the company you are working with refuses to provide anything in writing, shouldn’t that be a red flag?
If a plumber cannot provide you with quality references, then this may be a reason to hesitate to hire them. Ask for references, preferably 3-5, and reach out to them and ask about the quality of work and if they would recommend the plumber in question. You can also check out their Google Business listing for more reviews.
The next time you are looking for a quality plumbing contractor, whether it is for small jobs or big ones, be sure to contact us at Barlow Plumbing. We are among the most trusted plumbers in Buncombe County and provide quality service from start to finish.