Making the right Choice in a Plumbing Company
If there is any type of service you can quickly hire out, it is definitely a plumber. Just look in the Yellow Pages and you will find dozens, maybe even a hundred professionals in your area. However, the one thing that you cannot get from just looking at an advertisement is the type of service that you can expect to receive. You are the one in charge, not the plumber. After all, is that not the reason that you are paying them? Next time you need San Antonio plumbing repair service, use the tips below to make sure you get the best of the best.
1. Speak To A Representative
When you call to arrange a dental, salon, etc., appointment, do you expect the professional’s children to answer the phone? Of course not, you would assume that they have a representative or receptionist of some type ready and waiting. You should not be put on hold or otherwise treated like a number. A professional will make sure that you speak to either themselves or an individual who knows exactly what needs to be done. If they are passing the phone back and forth asking one another what they should do, if there are any service people in the area, etc., then hang up. If they cannot handle their own office efficiently, you can expect the same delays with your service.
2. Ask For Pricing
A reputable plumbing service company will give you a fair estimate regarding how much the service will cost. Whether it is over the phone or after visiting your residence / business property. If you are dealing with amateurs or just plain shady companies, they will attempt to give you the run around. Think of it this way, a plumber who gives a good estimate has the mark of someone who knows the business extremely well. Get the price upfront, or get out of the deal altogether.
3. Be Sure Of Licenses
It might seem a little silly to say, but you would be surprised with the things that go on with some plumbing companies. There is no need to request copies of a license, state paperwork, etc. Just plainly ask for their plumber’s license number. The State of Texas requires them, and so should you. Even if the firm looks professional, be sure to ask anyway. A reputable firm will have no problem giving you the information, because they will see the license as a symbol of their commitment to top quality work. If they do not have one or refuse to give it to you, pass them on.
4. Get A Reliable Time Frame
The type of plumber that you want working on your property is the one that has a strong system of arranging and meeting appointments, deadlines, etc. Why? Because if they are requiring you to select a time frame, that means that their services are in demand across the city, most likely for a good reason. If you have a plumber that can go anytime and fails to meet the agreed upon times, that means that they are not in demand, another reason for you to select a different agency.
5. Take Appearance Into Consideration
Like any other type of professional, a plumber should look like the work that he or she performs. If there is a sloppy look to the individual, their vehicle / equipment, or their place of business, that is not a good sign for you. It is a direct reflection of the type of work you can expect. Of course, many people will say that they are gritty, but their work is extremely well. This may be the case, but there are dozens of other San Antonio plumbing repair professionals that do the same quality of work and have a better appearance. To be on the safe side, go with the latter.
We hope the tips were useful, and we look forward to working with you sometime in the near future. Have a great day and check back often for more information about the services we provide and how you should be protected as a consumer.