Hiring a plumber is actually an important decision. One needs to ask for the insurance, license, experience, and at the same time the warranties of that plumbing company. Homeowners needs to make this a big deal in deciding who to hire. We must consider them for they are the one responsible for the repair of some of the necessary home parts which makes our stay in our house complete like for example our toilet, water heater, and faucets. Failure to hire for the experienced plumber can lead to dangerous and costly repairs in the future.
Make sure that the plumber you hire was licensed by the state though there are some states that do not have require plumbers to have license. 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. Both parties will be protected in cases like accidents or injury since this cannot be prevented if it occur unexpectedly.
Next, ask the plumber the length of time that he or she is in the plumbing business. The large companies will have those plumbers with many years of experience but it is still necessary to ask. 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.
It is also a good sign if the plumber will give you the pricing or the estimate of the needed work to be done. If possible, get at least three estimates and be wary of any sort of estimates that is lower than the other. It will mean that the plumber is cutting corners or plans so that he or she could use the inferior parts.
Lastly, it is important that the plumber will have warranty of their works and give you references. As much as possible, look for the plumbers that will guarantee you of their work as well as the parts. The warranty would cover the work of the plumber for one year. If the plumber will refuse then you need to move on. 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.