Whenever you hire any kind of contractor to do work on your house, it’s important that you establish some things first. The same applies for plumbers, since they’re the ones you’re trusting to ensure that clean water runs smoothly into your house. There are a lot of plumbers in just your town alone, so you want to make sure you’re getting your money’s worth. So, if you are looking for help with plumbing in Saskatoon, SK, here are the main questions to ask your plumber before hiring, that you should consider obligatory.
1. Are you licensed?
This should be the first thing you find out. Whether it be through asking them, or by looking up their business online (it should be easy to find out this way). Plumbers don’t necessarily have to be licensed to do business, however, being unlicensed means that they don’t need to worry about inspections (i.e. quality control) and if they screw up, you have little in the way of recourse, since you did choose to hire them, seemingly aware of the risk. Always ask a potential plumber if they’re licensed.
2. Is this the total cost?
Be sure to ask this question in person, not over the phone. Professional plumbers, typically, offer free estimates to their clients. You should be wary of any who want to give you this estimate over the phone. Most plumbers come over to scope out the job before they start in earnest, giving you the estimate then. When they do, ask if that quote includes the cost of materials, labor, and contingencies in the event of an accident. Even if a deal looks good on the paper, the course of the job can make that price skyrocket if you aren’t careful.
3. Who’s doing the work?
A professional plumbing company tends to hire more than one plumber as their company grows, in order to meet multiple clients at once. Ask if the plumber sent to give you the estimate will also be the one doing the work, and if they say no, ask who will be, and what their qualifications are. If you feel uneasy with the answer, or if the plumber can’t tell you, then you should look elsewhere for service.
There are plenty of other questions you need to ask a potential plumber before hiring. But asking these three first should spring those questions to mind, since they’re logical branching points from these topics. Keep these questions in mind, ask all the questions that you can think of, and you’ll find the right plumber in no time. For more information visit Perfection Plumbing.