Hiring a plumber is actually an important decision. You need to ask about the license, insurance, the experience, and also the warranties. It is an important decision that should not be taken for granted by the homeowners. They are the one responsible for fixing most of the important home parts like toilet, faucet, and the heater. Failure to hire for the experienced plumber can lead to dangerous and costly repairs in the future.
First of all, we need to consider the licensure since most of the state would require the plumbers to hold a license though some states do not. If the state you are in does not require the plumber to secure license, then try to check if ever there are any history of formal complaints that is being filed against the plumber that you consider to hire.
Second, plumbers should actually be insured. In some cases, they are required to be bonded too. Of course, this will protect you and also the plumber in cases of any accident or injury.
Next, ask the plumber the length of time that he or she is in the plumbing business. Though it is already a routine to some large companies to hire those plumbers with longer years of experience, it will still be good to ask them personally. It is a good thing that the company was into the plumbing business for several years already since it proves that they have good track record and they offer good quality of works.
Barring any other major issues, the plumber will know what are the things he or she needs to do and will definitely give you an accurate estimate of the amount that will be used for the repair. It is good that you get three estimations and choose the lowest among the three. The good thing is that the plumber is planning to cut the corners or making plans to make use of the inferior parts.
Lastly, it is important that the plumber will have warranty of their works and give you references. Make sure that all of the plumber guarantees you of the parts and most of all the work that has been done. Many of the warranties twill actually cover the work of the plumber for up to one whole year. Choose another one if the plumber will not guarantee you with this warranty. Make sure also that you ask them of their previous works or reference form them so that you can gauge the quality of the work being done. By doing this, you can ask them question about the plumber and the concerns, if there is.