6 Tips for Choosing the Right Plumber

Into everyone’s life a little rain must fall, and for many homeowners, that rain takes the form of plumbing problems. From slow or clogged drains to leaking toilets, hot water heaters that just don’t get hot and leaking faucets, chances are good that you’ll need to work with a licensed Brevard plumbing service like Anchor Plumbing at some point during your homeownership. Knowing how to choose the right plumber around Cape Canaveral is essential.

A Full Menu of Services

One of the first things to consider when choosing between Anchor Plumbinog is the list of services offered. Some plumbers specialize in repairs and maintenance, while others focus more on new installations. Make sure the plumber you choose offers the services you need now, as well as the ones you’re likely to need in the future.

Reputation

Of course, you should research the reputation of any licensed and insured Brevard plumber you’re considering. Look for information about rates, professionalism, promptness of service, how long it usually takes to handle common problems and more.

Positive Customer Feedback

Nothing says “trusted professional” like positive feedback from past customers. Check the website of each plumber you’re considering and look for feedback from real customers. You can also research customer reviews through sites like Yelp and Angie’s List to name just a couple.

Guarantee

Any reputable, licensed Brevard plumber worth your time should provide you with a guarantee not just on the parts used in the repair or installation, but on their workmanship itself. The best plumbers will guarantee their work for a full year. If a problem arises during that time, it should be fixed at no cost to you.

History in the Area

How long has the plumber served the area? While there’s nothing technically wrong with hiring a plumber new to the field or the area, there’s a lot to be said for someone with years of experience. They’re obviously doing something right.

Licensed and Insurance

This should be a “no-brainer”, but make sure any plumber you hire is licensed to work in the area, and is fully insured. If the plumber isn’t licensed, it means they’re not legal to provide plumbing services. If they’re not insured, then your homeowner’s insurance might be needed if a problem arises on the job, or someone is injured while working in your home.

Bonus Tip: Quotes by Phone and Email

Once upon a time, the only way to get a quote from a plumber was to have them come out to your home, inspect the problem and then calculate the cost. However, that’s too complicated for today’s fast-paced lifestyle. Look for plumbers who are capable of offering quotes by phone and by email for convenience and simplicity.

With these tips, you should be able to find a local, licensed and insured Brevard plumbers that fit your needs and your budget, while offering peace of mind.

2 Comments

  • Scott Adams

    September 26, 2017 at 4:30 pm Reply

    I like that you mentioned finding someone that has been working in your area for a while, because it shows people like them. I have been looking for someone to install a new water heater in my home. I can see how it would be good to choose someone that works in my area a lot, so they are already familiar with the plumbing set up in my condo.

  • Scott

    October 9, 2017 at 6:05 pm Reply

    It’s interesting that you talked about making sure you find a plumber that offers a guarantee for a year. I have been looking for someone to come install a new water heater. I can see how it would be nice to have a plumber with a guarantee, because it shows that they are confident in their work.

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