How To Choose A Plumbing Company By Henco Plumbing Services
Originally posted 2017-12-14 09:24:20.
Choose The Best Plumbing Company In Vancouver Washington
How to choose a plumbing company can be a bit of a mystery. You may get plenty of ideas from friends and neighbors, but is that really how you should go about choosing a plumbing contractor for your home or business plumbing. A bit of research is always a good idea, but how do you ask the right questions. We receive phone calls and emails daily from people seeking the best plumbing company in the Vancouver WA area. Often they cannot find a way to ask the right questions. So we’ve researched this topic “how to find a plumbing company near me” and listed some of the most important points you should look for so you can get the best plumbing services possible.
Here’s information from the Better Business Bureau on criteria for choosing a plumbing company. We agree on all these points and we meet ALL the criteria listed here. Henco Plumbing has several years experience and we know how to do the big jobs like plumbing repipe for both sewer and water lines. We also have the right equipment for your major plumbing remodeling project. We provide trenchless pipe installations for replacing old plumbing with our repipe plumbing services. We also provide full trenching installations. We have the proper hydro jetting equipment to blast away seriously clogged drain pipes. Got questions or need to schedule an appointment? Call us at 360-773-8039 or send us an Email to schedule an appointment for you.
Criteria For Choosing The Best Plumber
Selecting the right plumbing company can take the stress and worry out of your repair needs, whether they are large or small. Proper plumbing design is a science. Providing adequate water pressure and keeping various toxins out of your water lines are only two of many concerns a plumber must address when designing a system.
What To Look For
- Ask to see the state license- All plumbers, including sub-contractors and journeymen, are required to be licensed by the state.
- Check proof of insurance- For your own protection, check proof of both workman’s compensation and general liability.
- Business stability- Find out how long the company has been in business and how long it has been at its present location.
- Building codes- In certain municipalities you’ll need to see that all building codes are met.
When looking for a reliable plumbing company in the Vancouver Washington area, you cannot simply rely on hourly rates. Plumbing companies’ billing systems vary. While some will charge according to “time and material”, other companies will charge a “flat rate”. When you get an estimate from a company, be sure to ask what will be provided for the price quoted.
Recognize that there are several variables in developing the price. These include:
- Time that it takes to complete the installation or perform the repair.
- Quality of the fixtures and materials.
- Number of fixtures and/or materials (such as plumbing pipe).
Remember, the company quoting a low rate may not necessarily be the right company for you. Some plumbing companies may offer low hourly rates, but then charge additional “equipment fees” for certain tools needed on the job. Ask if there are any additional charges for equipment, truck or trip costs. Basically, when evaluating quotes, be sure you are comparing apples to apples.
You may also need to consider that most companies charge a higher rate for overtime, weekends, holidays and emergency calls. These charges vary from company to company.
Also ask about the types of fixtures and pipes that are to be installed. Make sure you are comparing similer quality products when seeking estimates. It is not uncommon for companies to require a deposit for special orders on fixtures.
If you are purchasing products yourself to be installed by a plumber, check with your plumber first. Many will not install customer-purchased products. If the plumber will install customer-purchased products, check the quality of the product. Look for an approval stamp, such as the Uniform Plumbing Code stamp (UPC). The National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) also places stamps on products. These stamps are similar to the familiar UL approval on electronic products. You should also make sure the product is right for your building and meets all codes. Remember, if the product fails and the problem is not with the installation, then you may have to pay for the removal of the item.
It is common to receive a warranty on the services provided. This may include 30 days on stoppage and as many as 90 days on installation. Be aware that material may have a longer warranty than labor. For example, a part may be under a warranty for five years and the labor for only one.
Check for membership in trade organizations, such as the local chapter of The National Association of Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors and the Association of Master Plumbers. Companies who participate in these organizations are more likely to keep up-to-date on new regulations and codes.
From Better Business Bureau article How To Choose A Plumber
Yes, Henco Plumbing does meet and exceed these criteria for choosing a plumbing company.
Here’s a demonstration video of the Henco Plumbing journeymen plumbers working on a major plumbing repipe for a home in Vancouver, WA.
Reviews Help You Choose A Plumbing Company
There are several places you can get information on the web to find out if a plumbing contractor has the right reviews.
- Do they have plenty of reviews. There should be several reviews to get a good idea of the quality of service.
- Check the company’s Social Media pages on Facebook, Home Advisor, and others. Active social engagement means an active business.
- Are there any reviews less than a 5? Sometimes even the best company will encounter an unrealistic customer.
Henco Plumbing has several reviews throughout the web. We even have our own Review Page where customers can make comments. We do have excellent reviews and would like the opportunity to get a five star review from you.
Let’s face it determining how to choose a plumbing company for your project can be a real inconvenience. At Henco Plumbing Services, located in Vancouver, WA, we make every effort to make your decision easy. When you need plumbing services, whether the job is large or small, contact us at 360-773-8039 to schedule an appointment. We will inspect your plumbing, give you a fair and accurate quote for services, then do the job right the first time. We are fully licensed and insured and offer a 100% Workmanship Guarantee!