The Homeowner’s Checklist to Hire a Professional, Qualified Plumber

If you are experiencing a plumbing problem at home, it is important to find an experienced, qualified plumber who can fix the issue. There are many ways you can find a professional plumbing company.

Ask your friends and family for recommendations.

A local realtor can recommend a plumber that she’s used.

Ask the contractor who worked on your house for referrals.

Ask the plumbing store in your area for recommendations of reputable plumbers.

Check online for reviews on plumbers near you. You can find a list of local plumbers in Google and Yahoo’s “Local listing” by searching for plumbers near you. The listings include links to the plumbers’ websites, as well as customer reviews.

What do you check for in a local plumber before hiring them? This is a list of questions you should ask your plumber.

Do you have a state-issued license to perform plumbing work?

Ask to see the state’s license if you want to be sure that your plumber is licensed. Plumbers with a license have experience and training and they are knowledgeable about the current plumbing codes in their state. They must also take an annual course of continuing education in order to stay abreast with changes in the plumbing codes and new products.

There are many skills that you will need in Georgia to be a successful plumber. There are several steps that an apprentice must take in order to be a journeyman, or master plumber. The state sets the requirements for becoming a master plumber. To get a Master or Journeyman Plumbing License, you must pass an examination and have at least 3-5 years experience in primary plumbing. You will also need references. A Master Plumbers’ license requires that you have experience in commercial and industrial plumbing. They should also have certifications for testing and certifying backflow devices, or working on septic system.

For how many years has your business been running?

Look for plumbers who have been around for at least 8-10 years. You can gauge the viability and stability of the company and whether they are going to be there to guarantee the work that they perform on your house.

Do Service Technicians undergo background checks?

Do you feel comfortable with their technicians working at your house? All employees should be subjected to a random drug test and a background check by the plumber. Professional Service Technicians who work in your home must be properly uniformed, and they should wear nametags. The Service Technicians working in your home should not be subcontractors but company employees.

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