Questions To Ask Potential Plumbers

Have plenty of questions ready to ask when you’re searching for a plumber. Being prepared will help you move your search along quickly, while also helping you understand the ins and outs of your project.

Plumbing requires a lot of knowledge about the parts and materials needed for projects, as well as the permits or codes required. Not having this knowledge could be the difference between having a small repair or finding yourself in a flood.

It’s important to find more than one plumbing professional; not only to compare estimates, but to find the perfect one for your project.

Have plenty of questions ready to ask when you’re searching for a plumber. Being prepared will help you move your search along quickly, while also helping you understand the ins and outs of your project. We’ve gone over some important questions you need to ask your plumbing professional:

  1. Can I see your license? Make sure the license has a certificate of insurance on file. This is important for liability, in the case your project has any damages and worker’s compensation, if anyone is injured on the job.
  2. Does this project require any permits or inspections?
  3. What is the total cost of the project? Can you break it out by labor, materials, permits, etc.?
  4. Will this project be hourly or a flat rate charge? If your total is being quoted at a flat rate, then materials are included and the cost is final. But if it’s hourly, then the materials are included and the labor costs could increase if the project runs longer than previously thought.
  5. What happens if something breaks? This is extremely important to know before signing any contract. Some plumbers will have a year warranty on a project, while others may only provide extra services to certain fixtures within a bathroom. Make sure any contract or guarantee of warranty is on paper and signed.

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