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Top 7 Tips for Choosing the Right Plumber for Your Home

August 25, 2021 / Adnan Selak

Need a competent, dependable, and affordable plumber for your home? If yes, here’s an important question; what’s the best way to find one? How can you search for a plumber and, more importantly, how can you tell if they’re experienced, reliable, and highly qualified?

The fact is, in Evergreen, Colorado, and other towns in Colorado, you’ll find dozens of plumbers. Your job as a consumer is to decide which one fits your needs best, which isn’t always easy. The good news is that this blog will make it easier. Below we’ve got the Top 7 Tips for choosing the right plumber, ready to make your search much more manageable. If you need leak detection services or any other plumbing services and want the best plumber working on your home, read on!

1- Do Your Due Diligence

OK, so there are a lot of plumbers in Colorado. That includes Conifer, Idaho Springs, Lakewood, Dillon, Bailey, Central City, Black Hawk, Georgetown, Pine, Arvada, Front Range, and Golden. How do you find the best? Do your due diligence! Put in a little time and effort before making a choice rather than just calling the first plumber you see on Google. In addition, make sure your plumber is able to provide you with the right services for the job.

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2- Read Online Reviews

After you’ve narrowed your search down to about 4 or 5 plumbers, start reading their online reviews. You can find them on Yelp, Angi, Trust Pilot, and other review websites, which you should have on standby on your computer or phone. If the plumber you’re considering doesn’t have excellent reviews (and quite a few of them don’t), move on to the next.

If you’re serious about doing your due diligence, you can also check further. For example, find a negative review and see how the plumber handled it. If they were responsive, kind and helpful, and solved the problem, they might still be a good choice.

3- Check Out Their Facebook Page

Most businesses today, especially plumbers, have a Facebook page for their business, and that page can give all sorts of clues as to how good (or not so good) they are. That makes their FB page a great place to search for info before making your decision. For example:

  • Do they provide free tips for homeowners?
  • Do they respond to questions and inquiries?
  • If there are customer comments, are they positive or negative?
  • How quickly do they respond to messages?

4- Ask Friends and Family

Word-of-mouth advertising has been around for a long time, although it’s not as popular today due to the internet and smartphones. Still, asking friends, family, neighbors, and even colleagues for their plumber recommendation can be very helpful indeed. If someone you know has had a fantastic (or terrible) experience with a local plumber, their insight can help you make your final decision.

5- Give Them a Call

Calling a local Evergreen plumber (or a few of them if you have the time) is a great idea. You can tell a lot about the service you’ll get from a particular plumber by the way you’re treated when calling. If they answer quickly with a live person, that’s a great sign. If you have to leave a message, that’s OK too, as long as they get back to you promptly.

6- Ask About their Pricing Policies

The best thing you can find is a plumber with transparent pricing policies. That includes information about:

  • The initial cost of the visit to your home.
  • An accurate estimate once the plumbing problem is diagnosed.
  • Any extra fees that they might encounter during the job due to unforeseen problems or challenges

A plumber who will apply any fees for their cost quote towards the final cost is a good choice. That way, if you choose them, they will absorb the initial quote’s price into the overall cost of the repair job.

7- Ensure they’re Licensed, Insured and Certified

The last task to perform before hiring a plumber is to check if they’re licensed, certified, and insured. Some will be, but you’d be surprised how many aren’t. Those that aren’t might have lower prices, but the risk you run if you use their services is substantial. Without being licensed, certified, and insured, if something goes wrong, you could be on the hook for hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars.

Hire A Professional Plumber

Choosing the right plumber isn’t rocket science, but it does take a little time, effort, and energy. Here at Adams Plumbing & Heating, we’ve been in business for nearly 30 years, being the local Evergreen plumber as well as servicing surrounding cities in Colorado. We are licensed, insured, and certified, if you have plumbing problems of any kind, we can take care of them quickly, professionally, and affordably. Contact us today for a free estimate!

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