If you’re in search of a Lakeville plumber, it can be tough to find the right person for the job. On the surface, most look the same as they typically provide the same or similar services. However, it’s important to pay attention to the details when riding the right plumber to work in your home. At RF Plumbing & Heating, we want to make sure you get the right person to work for you and your home, so we’ve written a short guide with six tips for choosing a plumber.
Check for licensing
The plumbers who know best what they’re doing are all going to have current licensure with the state. This means that they’ve not only completed the necessary training but that they’re going to be more reliable to do business with. If a plumber can’t show you their licensing, there’s a chance that they’re running a shady business and won’t be performing their job according to legal standards.
As with many things in life, it’s important to compare the costs of the services a plumber will provide. Keep in mind that you don’t necessarily want to go with the cheapest plumber in town as their services could be considered substandard. Conversely, you don’t need to hire the most expensive plumber because someone can charge less and do an excellent job. Do some comparing to learn about the typical cost of the services you require to keep from overpaying. Finding the right price is a delicate balance and it will require some research to make sure you’re not getting overcharged.
Ask your neighbors
Your neighbors are sure to have required plumbing services at some point. Ask around to find out who they hired and why. Your neighbors can be a great source of information as they’ll provide you with their honest opinion of the plumbers they’ve worked with. Ask them what they did or didn’t like about the plumber they hired and if they felt the services were priced correctly.
In addition to speaking with your neighbors, look online to see what others have said about the Lakeville plumbers you’re considering. Former clients will share their experience with a plumber by leaving reviews on Google, Yelp, and other services. You can read their experiences and compare them with things that you’ve already heard. Customers are often more likely to leave a review if they had a negative experience with a company. Because of this, give more weight to the positive reviews as those were likely to have been customers who had an outstanding experience with the plumber.
Ask about subcontractors
It’s not uncommon for plumbing companies to hire subcontractors to do the work for them. Ask if this is the case with any companies you’re speaking with. If they do hire subcontractors, ask about their vetting process for these contractors and if they require them to be licensed before hiring them out for a job.
Take note of how easy it is to get ahold of your plumber. If they’re not responsive or communicative when you’re trying to reach out to give them business, they’re not likely to be very responsive if you need them to come back. The ability of your plumber to communicate is a difference-maker when it comes to coordinating and scheduling services.
Get in touch to learn more
If you’d like to speak with a member of our team at RF Plumbing & Heating, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We’ll provide you with more information about our services and credentials to offer you plumbing services. Give us a call at 508-294-9115 or send a message using our online contact form. We look forward to serving as your Lakeville plumber.