Whether your old plumber left town or you just moved to a new home and you need to find a local Denver plumber who can arrive at your house at short notice, finding a new plumber is not a very easy task. Aside from having to do your research regarding which plumber you should install, it also helps to schedule a meeting with each candidate and ask a few important question before deciding on any one contractor.
Although the questions are pretty standard and reasonable, you can expect a lot of plumbers’ answers to differ. Also, by combining these questions with your own research and comparison work, you should be able to pretty easily decide on which plumber to choose:
- Are they licensed? A lot of people believe that you don’t necessarily have to get a professional licensed plumber. However, the benefits far outweigh the slight cost increase that could apply sometimes. A professional, well-trained Denver plumbing contractor will not only aim to get the job done right, but also to keep in line with local building codes, use advanced equipment and ensure a satisfying outcome.
- How much experience do they have in the area? Aside from local building codes, each area has its own construction contractors and plumbing installation experts who tend to take care of the building and installation work for each house and commercial building. Hiring a local expert with experience handling these precise installations will save you a lot of time and money, since they will know precisely what the layout, materials and everything else related to the system might entail.
- What do they specialize in? Plumbing specializations can range from installing and repairing basic fixtures, to troubleshooting sump pumps, replacing large pipes under your home or repairing unique plumbing problems that you don’t see every day. It’s very important to ask this question and hire the right contractor for the job at hand.
- Do they have workers compensation and liability insurance? This is a standard question you should ask any contractor who will be working inside your house or on your property. Liability insurance keeps you protected from property damage, while workers’ comp ensures that workers are provided with medical care in case they injure themselves on your property.
- Do they offer written estimates? It might seem like a handshake would be enough to ensure that the plumber does a good job. However, these days you can’t really be too sure. A written estimate will keep the technicians accountable so they won’t come up with new costs that will inflate your bill by the time the work is done.
- How long will it take to complete the work? Your time might be limited, or you might simply want to make sure the work is done by a certain date when you plan to throw a large party. Either way, it’s very important to avoid assuming that the work will not last long, and to keep in constant communication with your plumber, so they can be held accountable for any delays.
Based on the answers to these questions, you can usually choose the right plumber without much difficulty. By simply comparing the answers that different plumbers will give you, it will be quite easy to form your own opinion about which of the plumbers you talked to is the best to hire.