More often than not, thumbing through a phone book and randomly choosing a plumber leads to some very interesting results. While you can probably find a plumber who can “get the job done,” it doesn’t always mean that it’s done correctly – or best. So how do you find a quality plumber?
Start with recommendations. If you’re looking for a quality plumber, the age old method of word of mouth is your best bet. Check on your favorite social media site and see who is being recommended. Check around with friends and family members to get their perspective on past reputable companies or individuals, as well as who they call when they’re in need of plumbing repair. An established plumber within the community who does professional, top-notch work will have a well known reputation and a loyal client base.
Once you have sifted through the recommendations and garnered a good foothold on the plumbers’ skill sets and experience, it’s time to set up a few consultations. It is wise to speak with a couple of plumbers, to get varying estimates on the amount of work needed within your home or business. A face-to-face consult will give you a good idea of the plumber’s personality, their work ethic, and their work process.
Here are a few common questions to consider when consulting with your plumber:
- Do they answer your questions fully?
- What experience do they have?
- What length of time will it take to complete the project?
- Will this project require a team and if so, how many members will be involved?
- What time of the day will they be working?
- How will they handle ‘surprises’?
After a few consultations and comparable estimates, it’s usually much easier to determine the best plumber for your project.
Remember, the lowest estimate isn’t always the best fit for the job. While budget is a concern and certainly something to keep in mind during the selection process, more often than not, it is worth paying a little extra to hire the more qualified plumber.
Choosing a plumber should not be taken lightly. Improper or poor quality work can lead to larger and more expensive problems. Take the time to make an educated choice for your plumbing needs. For a quality New Jersey Plumber, contact our office today.