nyone looking to hire a plumber knows it can be a difficult process, filled with tough decisions. Is it better to find a local plumber or hire a better one further away? Is the premium plumber going to be better than a cheap one for a small job? There are all types of questions on a person’s mind when they begin the search for a plumber.
Starting out is always the hardest part. There is a glut of plumbers in any major city and sorting through them is time consuming and difficult. Narrow down your search by writing down a list of priorities. Things like operation hours, price, the plumber’s education and knowledge about a subject, and experience are all topics to consider when looking at potential plumbers.
Many home or business owners try to clear drains themselves using chemicals purchased at a hardware store or with a plunger or hand-held auger ice. However, these attempts can be dangerous to your skin and your plumbing system, and are often ineffective at thoroughly cleaning the drain. Our professional plumbing equipment includes plumber snakes (electric eels) with powerful motors that root out the clog and eliminate all blockages so that your drains flow quickly.
Plumber’s can be found in the Yellow Pages, internet directories, and advertisements but the best place to start your search is right outside your door. Talk with your friends and neighbors about the plumbers they employed in the past and try and find the names of the ones that were a positive experience for them. Word of mouth means everything in the service industry and if you have a friend who highly recommends a local plumber, it is usually worth checking out.
Of course, just because they worked well for a friend does not mean that this plumber will be the best fit for your needs. Before you hire a plumber, be sure to speak with them. Asking questions allows customers to get a feel for how knowledgeable a plumber is about certain subjects. While any good plumber should know how to fix basic leaks and clogs, some might have more experience installing new water systems to a home while another might do a lot of water heater installations.
Hiring a plumber doesn’t have to be an ordeal. Dedicate a few minutes of your time to research, find out who has worked the best for your neighbors, and make a few calls. Don’t let the number of choices overwhelm you: once you’ve found what looks to be a quality plumbing company, make the call and have them come over. Worst case scenario, you’ll just call another plumber in the future. But chances are your preparation will have ensured you’ve made a smart, informed choice and your new plumber will do a great job.
Still not sure how to hire the best plumber for the job? Hire Fischer Plumbing. With over 30 years of experience in the Industry, we can handle all types of projects in the Seattle area.