How To Choose The Best Plumber | Henco Plumbing Services
Originally posted 2017-06-09 13:04:16.
Get The Best Plumber For Your Job
When you need a plumber, you often need one right now. There are also situations where you can spend time researching and vetting plumbing companies to find out which one will work best for you. At Henco Plumbing Services, we perform a number of larger projects for our customers. These include total plumbing pipe repairs and replacements for main water lines and main sewer lines as well as internal dwelling pipe systems.
We also work with homeowners to remove, repair, and install plumbing for bathroom and kitchen remodeling projects. These tend to be high ticket items and we recommend you perform real due diligence in choosing your plumber before you start your project.
We also provide the smaller services for homes and commercial customers, like sink, faucet, and plumbing fixture installations. Since we can perform a broad spectrum of services, we can work with you on large and small plumbing jobs.
Choosing your plumber doesn’t need to be a difficult or time consuming ordeal. We’ve gathered materials from various authority sources to help you through the process. Notice that there seems to be some steps that everyone should do to find a plumber.
The following article, from Wiki How lists important considerations when seeking plumbing services.
How to Find a Good Plumber
Check to make sure that they have a plumbing license. The most basic rule is to be sure that they’re licensed and carry full insurance that protects you and your neighbor’s property in the event of a catastrophe.
Get two or more references and read online reviews. You can even ask to see some of the work they have done. Read their Facebook page and twitter feed to see how they are interacting with their customers.
Get another bid/quote for the job but make sure you are comparing apples with apples. Some companies strip their jobs back to the absolute minimum so they can come in at the lowest price, but the work won’t last the longest possible time. Ask the company that is more expensive why their price is at that level, so you can determine if there is a difference.
Finding a plumber who gives pricing for small jobs over the phone isn’t necessarily the sign of a good plumber. Some plumbers prefer to provide quotes only when they are in front of the job so they get it exactly and 100% right. From a plumber’s and customer’s perspective, there’s nothing worse than saying it will cost $X to fix and get to the home, only to find that its really $Y because of some complicating factor.
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We certainly agree with Wiki How in making certain you ensure your plumber is licensed. We often are called in to re-do work performed by companies and individuals who have very dubious credentials.
Also, we make certain to give you an estimate that is accurate as possible. We can’t quote an accurate estimate until we come to your job site and do a thorough inspection. Quoting over the phone won’t do you much good, because it is highly likely your plumbing job will need more, or maybe less, once we investigate the job. So, we avoid quoting over the phone.
Trusted Pros has some quality information, too. This article goes into a bit more detail about getting references and licensing.
How To Find And Hire Good Plumbers
Obviously a good place to start is by asking your friends, family and work acquaintances. If they’ve had recent plumbing work done there’s a good chance they have a good idea about how their plumber worked and how competitively priced he was. While this is great information, there’s still some work that needs to be done if you want a god plumber at a good price. In order to get a good plumber at a good price, you’ll have to review and compare several bids from several plumbers.
One of the first things we recommend doing is checking for a license. You can easily check for a license online by doing a search for your state’s licensing board. When you get to the web page for your state’s licensing board just look for the link that says check a license . All you’ll need to check to see if a plumber has a license or not is the plumber’s name, business name or his license number. To obtain a state license a plumber will have to undergo a background test, the plumber will be finger printed and will also take a basic plumbing competency test so checking for a state license is a good place to start.
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Henco Plumbing Video
We created a short video of the Henco Plumbing Services, LLC, team on the job. Our team removed old plumbing pipes and then replaced them. This video is placed inside our promotional video, so enjoy!
We realize that the video of our guys at work is a bit short, but you can get a good idea of the amount of work necessary to do a full home plumbing repipe. We need to use some major equipment, while, at the same time, being very careful to avoid damage to landscaping, fencing, and buildings.
Let’s check out what the owners of Woodbridge Plumbing are saying about hiring a good plumber. They broke the process into six steps; we’re showing just a few of them to give you an idea of the best way to choose your plumber.
Six Steps to Hiring a Good Plumber
Ask Around First
You can certainly find hundreds of advertisements online and in your local newspaper. But as things stand, there is nothing more effective than word-of-mouth advertising. When looking for a plumber, the best thing to do to find a quality plumber is to ask around. By asking around, you can choose a plumber that has done a great job for people who you know.
Choose the Best One
Your friends and family are going to recommend to you a few options. When reviewing your options, you can do additional research to see which plumber suits you best. This research can be online, you can visit the plumber’s office, or you can just give them a call and inquire about their services.
Visiting the Service Area
Once you’re pretty confident that you’ve found the right plumber, you should invite the plumber to the service area. The plumber will be able to gauge the extent of the damage, you’ll be able to meet who you are working with, and you will also be able to inquire about an estimate for the cost of the service.
Does the Price Work for You?
The next step would be to determine if the price works for you. To do this, you need to call other plumbers in your service area and see if the price that you were quoted reflects the average cost of care in your area. If things look good, you can move onto the next step.
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We think all these sources hit the major points in choosing your plumber. If you have questions for us, just call at 360-773-8039. We will be happy to discuss your plumbing situation. If you prefer, we can set up an appointment for you. We will come to the site of your plumbing project, perform necessary inspection, then give you a quote for the job. Unless we find some type of unknown situation, your pricing will be very very close to our estimate.
Don’t forget! We guarantee our workmanship. If something breaks or goes wrong and it’s our fault we will redo the work for you.
Henco Plumbing provides full service plumber services in Vancouver Washington and surrounding area, including Camas, Washougal, Battle Ground, Ridgefield, La Center, Woodland, Kelso and Longview.
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