3 Vital Questions To Ask Before Hiring A Plumbing Contractor

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Have you recently bought a home, only to now discover that there is an issue with the plumbing? Or have you had the home for a while and have recently noticed an issue with the plumbing? Whether you've had the home for a while or you only just bought it, problems with the plumbing can be frustrating, at the very least. Without working plumbing, it can be difficult or even impossible to continue living in the home until the issue is fixed.

Unfortunately, deciding who to hire to remedy the issue can seem difficult at first. But by asking the right questions, you can more easily sort through your options, discarding the choices that aren't right for your job while helping you to decide which ones are best. Some of the most important questions that you should be asking include:

1. Are you licensed and insured? Although they may offer a license for plumbers, some states don't actually require this licensing or being insured to be legally allowed to perform plumbing repairs. But a lack of licensing and/or insurance is a sign that the so-called plumbing contractors that you've been considering hiring are not quite the professionals that you thought they were. A lack of insurance, especially, can be a sign that no insurance company is willing to insure them due to past issues. Always stick with contractors who are willing and able to provide you with valid licensing and insurance information.

2. How quickly can this job be completed? Popular plumbing contractors might not be able to start on your repair immediately, depending on how much work is involved in the fix. They may be able to send someone out to assess the issue and write an estimate today but not be able to get around to working on it for a few days or weeks. An unlicensed contractor may say that his or her company can get to work sooner, but you should still avoid the temptation and should instead wait for a licensed and insured contractor to be available. 

3. What sort of warranty do you offer? Good plumbing contractors are going to be willing to offer at least a 6-month warranty on any work that they do in your home. This warranty should also be in written form, not just verbal. If a prospective contractor isn't willing to warranty the work or isn't willing to provide a written warranty, don't be afraid to look elsewhere. There are plenty of contractors who can and do offer both of these things.

For more information, contact a company like In & Out Plumbing & Construction.

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