Questions to Ask a Plumber

A-1 Sewer & Septic ServiceIf you’re a new homeowner, or simply new to the experience of hiring a plumber, you’re going to want to make sure you do your homework and hire the best company for the job. After all, if you invest in shoddy work, it’ll only come back to haunt you when the plumbing system fails before it’s supposed to.

When you ask the following questions of a potential plumber, their answers will help you get a sense of whether or not you would be comfortable hiring a particular plumbing contractor. Here are some good questions to ask:

  • How long have you been in business?
  • Do you offer free quotes?
  • What size jobs do you handle?
  • Do you offer night and weekend services?
  • Do you work on residential and commercial jobs?
  • How were you trained?
  • Are you a member of any professional associations?
  • Are you licensed and insured?
  • Do you have any references that I can call?

What to Consider When Hiring a Plumber

When hiring a plumber, there are several things that you want to take into consideration, such as whether they give written warranties, and if certain projects require permits.

You want to hire someone who can give you a reasonable estimate of how long the project will take, and if there are options for different materials, you’ll want them to readily explain them instead of automatically quoting the most expensive one.

Questions to Ask the References

When you do contact the plumber’s references, you’ll want to ask them a series of questions, such as, “Were you happy with their work?”

You’ll also want to know if the job was completed on time if there were any unexpected expenses if they would use the plumber again, and lastly, you want to ask them, “Would you recommend the plumber to your friends and family?”

We hope this list helps. If you would like to ask our Kansas City plumbers these questions, please don’t hesitate to pick up the phone and give us a call!

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