Plumbing problems are never a good thing. The average home can lose 10,000 gallons of water per year due to leaks – that costs serious cash, but it can also lead to other problems. Water leaks can foster mold and bacteria growth in your home, which can have devastating effects on your family’s health (some of which can be life threatening). Of course, plumbing problems are difficult to diagnose, and impossible to repair if you don’t know what you’re doing, so you need to ensure you’ve made the right choice in plumbers. Not only will this help protect your home and health, but it will save you cash.
The most important thing to do when choosing from a range of plumbers in your area is to compare quotes. Local Contractor can match you to plumbing experts in your area who will compete for your business. By comparing quotes from each plumber, you’ll be able to determine just how much your repairs will cost, depending on the professional in question. Make sure that each quote is based on the same repairs/replacements (so you’re comparing apples to apples). Look at the hourly rate charged, as well as the cost of materials the plumber thinks are necessary.
In addition to comparing quotes, you need to do a little research on the plumbers and their history with past customers. Are they licensed and insured? With Local Contractor, you can be sure that the plumbers we match you with are current in their licenses. Are they listed with your local Better Business Bureau and the local chamber of commerce? What do past clients think of their services? Can they give references? If you get references from the plumbers you’re considering (and you should), make sure you actually call and speak with the individuals. This can give you invaluable insight into the plumber’s skill, rates, ability to complete the job on time and even their cleanup methods. With a little research and comparing quotes, you can find the right plumber and save both money and your sanity.