Are you in need of a plumber? Perhaps you know it’s finally that time because you have not had any maintenance in a while, perhaps you moved and you are trying to make a list of reliable companies in your area to you, or perhaps you have been hearing weird sounds coming from the pipes and know you need to start looking into those sounds. Whatever your reason, finding a good San Diego plumber.
Go online and look at reviews
Our first tip is to go and look at reviews online. Make sure you have a list of plumbers that you would be interested in the area so that you can write down notes about each one. That way you also won’t forget what you saw about which company. If you don’t do this step you can end up hiring the wrong company because you got mixed up with which company said what. You can check out different websites like Facebook, Yelp, and Google to see different reviews people have talked about. Make sure that you don’t just look at the overall rating of the company but read some of the reviews too. If one company has a lot of great reviews and all about a specific thing, you can make a note of that about that company because that may be a great company to work with.
Ask a friend
If you have a friend that you remember talking about having plumbing issues in the past you may want to ask them. A friend or family member can be a great resource for seeing which company in the area has done a great job in the past. Perhaps your friend or family member had a terrible experience so at least you know who to avoid.
Our next tip is to call around to different companies. This will allow you to get a better feel for each company. If you have specific questions for that company, make sure you write them down ahead of time so you don’t forget them. For example, if something is not listed on their website, you can simply ask them about that particular item when you call them on the phone. You can also ask them what their schedule is like at this time. Although it’s great if a company has availability if they don’t have any future customers that could be a bad sign of their business. With that said, you don’t want the company to be so full they don’t have time for you or they will rush you. Also, if a company is that busy they may not have any upcoming appointments in the next week. It’s important to find a happy medium and you will find this by speaking with them on the phone.
Make sure you don’t feel as though you can’t ask too many questions. If the company is pushing you off the phone even when you have more questions still, they are not the company for you to work with. They may not want to answer your questions because their answers will not be very good. You also should ask them about insurance and liability. If one of their workers were to get injured at your home and they are not insured, this can end up being your fault and can cost you a lot of time and money. Make sure you ask a number of questions and insurance is one of them.
Ask them to come to your home
Many plumbers are happy to swing by your home so they can give you a better quote on the issue. A lot of plumbers do not charge for this if they are not doing work first. Make sure you get a couple of different quotes at this time once you have narrowed down your search.
You probably don’t want to spend an arm and a leg on your plumbing cost. With that said, you don’t want it to end up being a larger issue than it already is and don’t do a good job. Make sure you ask about any hidden fees the company may have. Even if a company appears to be the least expensive, they may have hidden fees which may bring the cost up. Ask them also what factors could drive up that quote. This is important for you to know and important for you to consider when making your final decision.
As you can see, there are a lot of different ways to find a great and reliable local plumber. Make sure that you don’t rush the process unless it really is an emergency. If you simply need to get something looked at, take a couple of courses and go over these tips so that you know who you are working with and that they are a good company. For more tips, contact us today.