Top 8 Questions to Ask a Plumber Before Hiring

Getting to know your plumber means asking the right questions. Focus on these 10 questions before making a hiring decision for plumbing services.

Do You Use Sub-Contractors?

Sub-contractors are other plumbers that are hired by the main company to handle work, but who are not actual employees. It’s best to choose a plumber that handles their own work rather than sub-contracting, unless specialty work is needed, such as septic services.

Are You Licensed for Plumbing?

Every plumber who works in your home should be licensed or working directly under a licensed plumber. In Florida, a plumbing license ensures a minimum of work experience and education so you know you’re getting quality work.

How Are You Insured?

Insurance is essential to protect you if there is any damage to the home during the plumbing installation or repairs. Don’t hire a plumber without adequate insurance.

Are References Available?

Good references from other happy clients give you a good idea of what to expect from the plumber you hire.

Are Warranties Available?

Some plumbing companies offer a warranty on their work, at least on specific repairs. While a lack of warranty coverage doesn’t necessarily mean you should skip a specific plumber, you may want to choose a company with warranty terms for bigger repairs like sewer and main water line work.

How Long Have You Been in Business?

Newcomers to plumbing often fail to show up when scheduled and lack the experience to handle complex repairs. Choose a company that has at least five or six years of operation to get the best results.

What Areas Do You Serve?

Large companies that operate in multiple cities and states rarely pay close attention to each client’s needs. Look for a plumber local to your area, like how we are here at J.W. Freeman Plumbing serving the Gainesville, FL community.

Do You Specialize in Particular Plumbing Work?

Some companies do more sewer line inspections and repairs, while other companies focus on new installations or repairing leaks in specific types of older water pipes. Finding an all-around specialist will ensure you only have to call one company for all kinds of work.

If you need answers to these questions, contact our team at J.W. Freeman Plumbing to learn why we’re the best choice in the Gainesville, FL area.

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