As with any other kind of contractor you’d hire, you have to establish a few practical things before the work starts. Asking the right questions to your professional plumber of choice can help you better understand what is about to go down within your home or business’s plumbing system. Read on for a few key questions you should ask your plumber before they get to work.
Are You a Licensed Professional Plumber?
This is a big one. Never, ever forget to ask this very question, and do not just take the plumber’s word for it. A lot operate without a license, but most homeowners assume that every plumber has to have one, so this question is definitely worth asking. Being licensed means that the plumber is registered within a governing body at the local or state level. You could look up licensing rules for your own area online. If a plumber isn’t licensed, then they might not pass inspection, and you will have little to no recourse because you chose them despite the fact. Always ask if they’re licensed.
Is This My Total Cost?
Many professional plumbers offer free estimates to customers – but be wary of any who wish to give you one over the phone. A lot will come to check out the job before they start to work. Once your prospective plumber has had an opportunity to look over the job and provides you with a number for the cost, ask if what he or she has quoted you with includes materials, contingency for any issues, and labor costs. Some estimates look a lot better on paper but only include the fundamental costs of materials and will skyrocket as your job goes on.
Which Professional Plumber is Completing the Work?
Professional plumbing companies usually enjoy more than just one plumber, and for bigger projects, they might use a whole team of laborers. Always ask your plumber giving you the quote if they are the one doing the work. If they say no, ask who will be the one fixing your pipes or toilets and how much experience or qualifications they have. If you feel a bit uncomfortable with the answer or if the plumber can’t give you details, you might want to keep looking.
A RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL PLUMBING COMPANY YOU CAN TRUST
Alpha Plumbing is a full-service plumbing and contracting company serving the Baltimore and Annapolis metro area with expertise in all aspects of plumbing. We’re family-owned and operated since 1991 from our office in Pasadena. We offer quality plumbing services at reasonable rates in a timely fashion. Our trucks are equipped with GPS systems to ensure we’re prompt and on time. No job is too large or too small! We maintain a fleet of well-stocked trucks and also own and operate our own backhoes for jobs requiring excavation.
For more information and to get a free no-obligation estimate, you can contact us on our website, send us an e-mail, or give us a call at (410) 255-5998.