When it comes to finding plumbing companies, plumbing contractors or even commercial plumbers, just open the phone book and you’ll find an ocean of phone numbers you can call. The question becomes how do you pick which one you should use? While some plumbing companies may have been around longer than others, you never know if a new company is being run by someone who was working for these other companies at one point in time. In other words, experience doesn’t always show it’s self in a company add. Riverside plumbing company
The main thing however is to make sure that who ever you choose, they do have the experience to provide you with a job that has been done correctly. Here are just a few ways you can weed out the potential’s from the ones you want to hire.
Any company that is reputable is going to provide you with a free estimate. If they are willing to come out to your home and give you an estimate without charging you for the trip, this is an immediate trust factor. Many plumbing companies will have what is called a “trip charge” that ensures they are going to get paid for the trip even if you do not hire them for the job. Many times this is simply to pay for the gas it takes to get to your job, but it’s a sign that the company isn’t doing as well as others. You should never pay trip charges. Doing free estimates is just part of the job and if they are not offered to you as the customer, move on.
When receiving a bid for a job, make sure that you get a solid project completion estimate. Any plumber that has some experience will have performed the task before for another customer and has a very good idea of exactly how long the job will take to perform. Any time you don’t get a completion idea, the opportunity for more money to be charged to you opens up. Second, you don’t want someone to have to return over and over to make more adjustments to something that should have been done correctly the first time.
Finally, read up on what experiences others have had with this plumbing company before you make a decision. Look for places like Angie’s List that allow unbiased customer reviews from people who have actually used the companies services before. This feedback can go a long way in determining what you experience will be like. Angie’s List is a community where people actually pay to be a part of it, so you can bet that the feed back you get is going to be for the good of the community.
These are just 3 of the ways you can help yourself make a decision on which plumbing company you should choose. While the final decision will come down to what you feel in your gut, these tips will go a long way in helping you decide which ones to remove from your selection.