Do you have a stopped up toilet, a slow bathtub drain, or a leaking kitchen faucet? While a homeowner headache for you, problems like these are every day business for a plumber. Hiring an Orlando Plumber is both critical to the completion of a satisfactory job and with a little knowledge, as easy as hiring a poor one. Reputable companies are courteous, knowledgeable, and punctual, saving you time and making your experience a pleasant one. If the job is planned, your work is easier because you have time on your side,but an immediate need increases the pressure to make a good choice. In either case, these few guidelines will help you make a great decision.
Start with references. Can someone you know make a recommendation? Use your social network, electronic and otherwise, to ask others about their experiences. Too many negative comments on a single company from people you trust should raise red flags. Search the internet for someone in your area. This way you can quickly see the range of services, pricing, warranties and turn-around times. Make phone calls and expect to be asked questions about the job. A good plumbing service will guide you to a better understanding of the problem.
Fees are important but not the deciding factor. Many companies have a service charge which is applied to any work done. In large metropolitan areas free estimates are often available. If time permits and need is not critical, take advantage of the estimates. Review the itemized list to ensure an apples to apples comparison. Replacing a faucet, clearing a clogged drain, or setting a toilet, might have a fixed price, but more often, work is charged by the hour. Don’t be afraid of the hourly charge. A skilled professional plumber will show up at the job with the right tools, supplies, and knowledge and have your work completed in as short a time as possible.
Lastly, the work should be warranted on both parts and labor. Get a clear understanding of how to execute your warranty should that become necessary. The plumbing business is competitive and there are many good companies out there. Use your references. Then look for a friendly and competent initial interaction and a timely response. An ongoing plumbing problem is only likely to get worse. So don’t hesitate. Call a professional. Considering the value of your property, hiring a plumber is a great investment.