Hazlet Plumbing, Heating and Drain Cleaning
Most people wait for a time of emergency before they look for a plumber. The problem with this is that when you have a leaking toilet or your basement is flooding, it is very tempting to simply call the first plumbing service that you find. This is not a good idea as the plumber might not do a very good job and could leave you with an expensive disaster waiting to happen. This is why you need to know what factors to look at when choosing a plumbing service.
At William Archer & Sons we are licensed, insured and provide competitive pricing and warranties. This is why these factors are so important when choosing a plumber in Hazlet.
Are They Licensed?
The first factor that you need to consider is whether or not the plumbing service is licensed. Most states require a plumber to have a license, but there are some that do not such as Kansas and New York. If you live in a state that does not have any licensing requirements, you need to check if there are any formal complaints against the plumbing service.
To do this, you could look at the Better Business Bureau which will have this information. You can also look online to determine if there are any complaints from past customers. This will not be the same as a formal complaint, but it is something that can help you in a state that does not have licensing.
If you live in a state with licensing requirements, you need to determine if all the plumbers employed by the service have a license. There is no point in working with a service that only has 1 licensed plumber who is not doing any of the work. The plumber that the service sends to your home must have a license.
Are They Insured?
Any plumbing service you use needs to have insurance. There are some states which require plumbers to also be bonded. It is important that you find out about the insurance that the service has as this will provide you with protection.
Some states have minimum requirements when it comes to insurance and this will often be general liability. The plumbing service that you choose should also have worker’s compensation insurance. This will ensure that any injury received by the plumber while working in your home will be covered. If they do not have this insurance, you will be liable for compensation and medical expenses.
While it is important that you ask about the insurance, you also need to see proof of this. The plumbing service should be willing to provide you with a copy of their insurance certificate. When you have this copy, you need to check that the insurance is in the service’s name and that it is still in date. If the service is unwilling to provide you with proof of insurance, you might want to reconsider using them.
For most people, the price of the plumbing service will be a major factor, but this should not be the deciding factor. It is important that you get an estimate from at least 3 different plumbing services to get a feel of what the average price is. When you look at these estimates, you need to be wary of any which are much lower than the others. This could mean that the plumber is going to cut corners or use poor quality materials.
Of course, you should not simply choose the most expensive estimate either. Estimates that are in the mid-range will generally be the best as they are not cutting corners, but they are not trying to make too much off your problems. When you get an estimate, you also need to ensure that each item is detailed and a price provided so you can easily compare them.
Any plumbing service you use should offer a guarantee on their work. This should also include the parts that they are going to use. Most warranties will cover the work the plumber does for a year, but some plumbers offer a longer warranty. You should avoid any plumbing service that is unwilling to give a warranty on their work as this could show that they do not believe their work will last very long.
There are many factors that you need to consider when you look at plumbing services. It is also recommended that you not wait for an emergency to find a plumber that you are happy with.
Some of the communities in Monmouth County that we serve include:
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