How to Hire the Right Plumber

When it comes to certain home repairs or maintenance work, going the DIY route can often save you a pretty penny.

Still, if you don’t have the requisite skill, tools, time, and/or patience, sooner or later you’re going to need the services of a professional plumber. But if that were today, would you know the right questions to ask to help ensure your ultimate satisfaction?

If not, you’ll find the following plumber selection criteria extremely useful:

Experience. Whether fixing a cracked water pipe or tackling a bathroom remodel, you want someone with experience and know-how. So ask how long they’ve been in business, what special certifications they carry, and what areas of plumbing they specialize in.

License and Insurance. In a perfect world, your plumbing issue would be resolved swiftly and without any hiccups. In reality, sometimes accidents happen. A licensed and insured plumbing company will be able to protect itself and your home should anything go wrong.

Reasonable rates. Be wary of contractors who grossly underbid their competition. While they may save you a few dollars initially, you could end up paying more the long run.

Warranty. A trustworthy plumbing contractor will stand behind their work and back it up with some type of warranty or quality assurance guarantee.

Written estimates. When your bathroom turns into a swimming pool, the last thing you want is a “ballpark” cost. Choose a plumber who will provide you with a guaranteed written estimate in advance.

Emergency service. Plumbing problems rarely happen when it’s convenient for you. So ask your plumber if they offer after-hours emergency service, and if there is an additional charge for it.

Here at Messmer Mechanical, we’re family owned and operated and with deep roots in all the communities where we live and work. As such, we value our own integrity, and would never do anything knowingly to tarnish it. And that’s just one of the many ways we strive to instill trust and confidence in every customer we serve. For a plumbing, heating, and air conditioning company you can trust, no matter what the need, contact Messmer Mechanical today.

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