While there are some plumbing problems, such as minor toilet clogs, that you can handle yourself, for everything else, your best option is to hire a plumber to fix the issue. Unfortunately, not every plumber is equally skilled at their job, so it’s important to research your options carefully to choose the best candidate.
Our team at Robert Brown Plumbing has extensive experience in the industry, and in this article, we will go over a few essential qualities to look for in a plumber in order to make sure you are in good hands.
- Credentials- The first thing to ask about or check for when researching a plumber is their credentials. You should make sure the plumber has the right trade license, as that proves they can do the work, and you should also make sure they carry insurance in case something goes wrong on the job.
- Experience- Another essential quality to look for in a plumber is experience. The longer someone has been working in the plumbing industry, the more accurately they will be able to diagnose your plumbing issues, and the better their results are likely to be. In addition, we recommend looking for a plumber with experience in the type of project you have in mind—for example, if you need a plumber to do work on your business facility, don’t go to a residential plumber.
- Transparency- A third key quality to look for in a plumber is transparency. In other words, you want someone who will be upfront about what’s wrong with your system, what needs to be done to fix it, and how much it will cost.