Things to Consider When Choosing a Plumber

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It can be a daunting task choosing a plumber to service your plumbing needs. Here is a list of things you should consider before hiring a plumber.

1. Plumbing License

By law all plumbers must have a plumbing license. This is usually displayed on their company website, or you can call and ask for the number. You can validate the license number using an online directory.

2. Experience

It’s important to choose a plumber that has experience. Not only will they do a great job, but they will also be able to cut down the job time and save you money.

3. Referrals

Ask people you trust like your friends, family and colleagues, if they can suggest someone to hire. It’s reassuring hiring someone you know will do a great job.

4. Reviews

Make sure to look at reviews on websites like HomeStars or Yelp. People are generally very honest when it comes to reviewing services. Companies sometimes post reviews and testimonials to their website, so make sure to check there as well.

5. Guarantee

When you call to inquire about a plumbing service make sure to also ask about what kind of guarantee they have in place.

6. Willingness to Give a Quote

Sometimes plumbers will offer free quotes once you hire them. It’s important to have an idea of how much the job will cost before it is started. Of course, it could be an emergency and the price is discussed after the job is completed.

7. Availability

When you have a plumbing emergency it’s important to get it solved right away. Make sure you are selecting a plumber that cares and is available to service your problem as quickly as possible.

Knowledge of Rebate Programs

There are a number of programs available through the government, like the City of Toronto Basement Flooding Protection Subsidy Program. It’s important to find a plumber that is aware of these programs and can help you utilize them.

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