As a Bucks County homeowner, you are aware that we typically don’t think of plumbing services until something happens. When this is the case, we are completely overwhelmed and stressed because either a pipe burst or you’ve found a leak that has been leaking for a long time and just now realized the damage it has caused. Finding a locally trusted plumbing company when stressed is not an easy thing. Luckily, Agents Advise has already done much of the leg work for you. You’ll find a few plumbing companies listed above that have the experience, knowledge, and professionalism it takes to fix your problem and ease your stress.
Plumbing in the Bucks County area has become a very competitive industry. There are many companies out there claiming they are the most trusted and reputable provider out there. Unfortunately, they all aren’t the same. Consider some of these following tips when it comes to hiring the right plumber for the job.
You always want to ask the plumbing contractor about their license and insurance. Having a license through the county or township in Pennsylvania shows that the plumber has taken the necessary steps needed in his education, certification, and testing. There are different levels of plumbing licenses, so be sure to discuss with the plumber. Of course, when hiring anyone to work on or in your home, you want to ensure that they are insured. This will help cover any problems that may arise from the work being done on your plumbing. Never allow someone who is not qualified or insured to work on your home.
One of the requirements of being licensed is that you have to have so many hours of on the job experience. Typically, for a master plumber licence it is required that the person have at least 1 year of experience as a journeyman plumber in order to be licensed. That’s over 2,000 work hours of plumbing experience. Hiring a professional plumber with experience is really the only way to go. They have seen just about everything, they know the risks involved with the jobs they will perform, and they know their industry.
When looking for a plumber it is always good to reach out to more than just one company. Aske each company if they offer free estimates. Those that offer the free estimates, make an appointment with them to see how the different companies differ in price. This also gives you the opportunity to get to know the people that work for the company. Do not always allow the price to determine who you hire. Choose the one you feel most comfortable with, the estimate that includes everything that you need or want done, and the experience and warranty they provide on their work.
Although this is pretty obvious, it bears being said. Hire a company that is fully equipped to take care of your problem with the proper tools and equipment. This way, they will be able to handle your problem accurately and more efficiently. They can also help you decide on the proper replacement of parts you’ll need to fix the plumbing problem you are experiencing.
Before hiring a plumbing contractor consider doing a little research. Find out what others are saying about them. Ask the company for referrals, check their social media pages, refer to the better business bureau, even ask on local Facebook groups. You want to find out the good and even the bad reviews of the company. This will help you make a better, more informed decision.
Unfortunately, water leaks and frozen pipes don’t always happen during normal business hours. They happen whenever they happen. Having a local plumber that has 24/7 emergency service is something to cherish. Be prepared to pay extra for emergency services though. Just remember, a burst pipe waits for noone.
Plumbing issues happen in every household across the country. It is something that is expected but not everyone is ready for it. The stress that comes with a plumbing emergency is a lot to deal with but staying calm and finding the right Bucks County plumber is essential to getting your problem fixed. Call the local plumbers listed about to get started on your plumbing service needs.