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 Plumbing 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.

13 Comments

  • Scott Adams

    December 19, 2017 at 4:17 pm Reply

    It’s interesting that you talked about finding a plumber that has been in the area for a long time. I have been looking for someone to install a new water heater in my house. I can see how it would be nice to have someone used to my area because they would probably already know the type of system I need.

  • Derek Dewitt

    January 3, 2018 at 9:20 am Reply

    My wife and I are looking into hiring a plumber to help us install some new bathroom fixtures, but we aren’t sure where to start. I like that you suggest looking for positive customer feedback online on sites like Yelp or Angie’s List. We’ll have to check a few reviews to see if there is a company in the area that people prefer. Thanks for sharing!

  • Taylor Bishop

    January 25, 2018 at 12:11 pm Reply

    Thanks for these tips for getting a plumber. I appreciate you explained to research their reputation and learn more about their professionalism. Maybe it could be good to look at the certifications they have as well to get you an idea of what they have accomplished in the past.

  • Scott Adams

    January 25, 2018 at 7:22 pm Reply

    I hadn’t thought about how important it would be to find a plumber that is fully insured. I need a plumber to come and figure out why my water won’t drain. I can see how it would be nice for them to have insurance because I wouldn’t have to worry about any damages.

  • Riley Smith

    March 9, 2018 at 7:52 pm Reply

    You mentioned choosing a plumber that has a license to work in the area you live in. My wife and I have been looking for someone to come unblock some of our drains. It would be smart to choose someone that has a license because they have the knowledge required for the job.

  • Jocelyn McDonald

    June 5, 2018 at 1:05 pm Reply

    My husband and I have been having some troubles with clogged drains in our home, and we looking to hire a good plumber to help us out. Your article had some great tips for choosing a plumber, and I really liked your point to check out the prospective plumber’s website for positive customer reviews. Thanks for the helpful post, we’ll be sure to keep this advice in mind when choosing a plumber right for our home.

  • Duncan Lance

    August 23, 2018 at 7:43 pm Reply

    It is not the first thing that most people think about, but the article makes a good point about positive customer feedback. After all, you will want a plumber that has worked on plenty of houses before and has left a good impression. That way you can more easily trust them to work on the plumbing in your own home.

  • Oliver Ray

    September 20, 2019 at 2:35 pm Reply

    I like how you mentioned a plumber should be able to guarantee his work. My wife and I have a small property that we are trying to fix up so our kids can live in it and we don’t want to have any emergencies happening, but if they do it would be nice if the fellow came and fixed what might have been missed or done wrong. We’ll have to ask a plumber what his guarantee is and how long it lasts after he is done working on a project.

  • jack stiles

    October 10, 2019 at 2:58 pm Reply

    I thought that it was helpful when you suggested to choose a plumber who will offer guarantees. My wife and I have been talking about finding a plumber to help us with our leaky pipe in our wall. When we do, I will be sure to choose one that will offer guarantees.

  • gus white

    January 23, 2020 at 4:14 pm Reply

    I loved the tip that you gave to consider the reputation of a plumber before you choose to hire one. We have been talking about finding a plumber because we are going to need to get our water heater repaired, so we could take hot showers again. It is going to be important for us to know that we could trust in who we would choose to hire. When we look for one, I will be sure to check their reputation before we choose to hire them.

  • charles walk

    February 13, 2020 at 3:06 pm Reply

    I notice that you mentioned that it is important to find a plumber who is properly insured, so they will be covered if anything were to go wrong. My kitchen sink sprays water upward whenever we turn it on, so I want to find a professional to fix it. When I look for one, I will check their insurance status.

  • Anonymous

    February 17, 2020 at 12:25 am Reply

    Thanks for posting this blog. I read the whole blog and I learned a lot of ideas. It is very important to hire the best service for you in order to fix your problem successfully. I hope you post more blogs so that we can learn more.

  • Anonymous

    May 20, 2020 at 11:56 pm Reply

    Thanks for sharing these tips for us. It is a great honor to reading this blog. I had experienced plumbing problems last week. I was so stressed because I don’t know how to fix it. But with the help of an affordable plumbing service, my problem is now fixed. It is very important to maintain the good condition of your plumbing at home.

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