4 Questions To Ask A Plumber Before You Hire Them
If you’re planning a renovation in your bathroom or kitchen, there are a lot of things that you’ll have to consider. These include choosing the design, which taps and basins you want, and which plumber you will trust to do the work for you.
You will trust this person not only to be in your home for extended periods of time, but also to complete the job very well. After all, the work a plumber does affects the inside and outside of your room. So when it comes to choosing a plumber, make sure to ask the right questions before you hire them. This way you can be sure that they will do the best possible job.
Is The Person Qualified?
A plumber must be licensed to complete any plumbing, draining or gas fitting service. At the very least, your plumber must have completed a Certificate III in Plumbing including the sanitary stream, or an apprenticeship in Plumbing, which includes the Certificate III. Always ask to see certification before you hire your plumber.
You should also make sure that your plumber is insured. A plumber’s liability insurance will protect both you and the plumber if there are any disputes about the quality of work.
Do They Have References?
Checking up on a plumber’s references will give you a good idea of how their work will turn out. You want to make sure that this plumber has done good jobs for customers who will provide testimony to their work.
References can also be a good indication of years of experience. Ideally, you would like to choose a contractor who is very experienced and can perform a range of tasks seamlessly. The longer they’ve been in the industry, the more likely it is that they’d have seen it all and complete most (if not all) plumbing tasks.
Just think of references like restaurant reviews. You should always read them before making a decision.
How Much Will The Work Cost?
You should never just go with the cheapest work, but it is important to think about your wallet. If you feel that the plumber doesn’t have your budget in mind, try to compare prices and options with many different plumbers. Get quotes from everyone so that you can more easily compare and contrast options.
Ask the plumber if they can provide a written and detailed estimate so that you know exactly what you’re paying for. This way you won’t get surprised with hidden costs at the end of the project.
Do They Offer Warranties?
A good plumber will have enough pride in their work they will provide a warranty. That means if anything goes wrong, they will happily come and fix the problem.