Hiring a Plumber – Do you research before hiring him?
A quick guide with seven tips to help you Hiring a Plumber in the Phoenix area
If you’ve ever had issues with your toilet, sink, or any kind of piping at your home, chances are you’ve made a call to a plumber. Most of the time, you’re desperate enough to have clean, running water again that you could care less about who comes to fix your drains—you just want a plumber who gets there quickly.
But while there are good plumbers, there is also a fair share of bad plumbers out there. So, here is a quick guide on what to look for when hiring a plumber.
1) Types of Reviews
The first thing you should always pay attention to before hiring a plumber is the kinds of reviews they have. What is the average rating they get on each of their reviews? The most helpful reviews of any business tend to be the three and four stars, because they give the most honest breakdowns of what a business did best, and what they lacked.
2) Number of Reviews
Before hiring a plumber, check the number of reviews they have online. For instance, if one plumber has 12 total reviews at a four-star average and another has over 100 reviews at the same average, the decision is clear.
3) Personal References or Recommendations
Checking reviews online should go hand-in-hand with personal recommendations from friends and family members. If you know someone who has had a good experience with a plumber, that is probably going to be your safest bet.
4) License Status
Ever think to question if your plumber is licensed? Most states require plumbers to hold licenses for credibility purposes and regulation; Arizona is one of them, so make sure that your plumber is licensed.
5) Pricing or a Quote
It’s best to scan the field before you decide to go with one plumber. After finding some of the better plumbers in your area, it’s recommended to choose the plumber with a price range somewhere in the middle. The cheapest plumber often yields results that cost more money in the long run. Instead, look for a company that is in the middle of the pack, that has longevity to warranty your job and the reputation of doing quality work.
6) How long Have They Been in Business?
Experience is essential. Make sure to ask the plumber, or look online, to see how many years they have been in business.
7) Warranty on Parts Used
Make sure to ask your plumber about the parts they are using and the warranties they have on them, should the parts break or fail. Also, check to see if your plumber has any personal warranties or guarantees.
Moon Valley Plumbing: Taking the Guess-Work Out of Hiring a Plumber
Next time you have a piping or drainage problem, don’t be afraid to do a little research. And if you live in the valley, there is no better option than Moon Valley Plumbing. Owner, Travis Mingle, has over two decades of plumbing experience and his team is known throughout the valley for their honesty and professionalism. Moon Valley Plumbers are licensed, bonded and insured—and have an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. Contact Moon Valley Plumbing for all your plumbing needs.