Blocked drains are a big problem at any time, especially during the winter season. Drain pipes can get frosted and the accumulation of snow and ice can throw your drainage system completely off balance. Even otherwise, there are instances where toys, hair, toilet paper, grease from foods and a number of other wastes can clog drains and prevent water from flowing freely. There can also be risks of leakage in different spots of your drainage pipes. You should hire professional plumbers for clearing blocked drains, and use these tips to hire the best of them.
Find out whether the agency is insured
Make sure that the plumber carries work insurance, which ensures that any accidental damages to your pipes or home can be compensated by the insurance provider. You can get adequate compensation for any damages, and even any injury to the plumbing professionals will not need you to pay up from your pockets.
Check whether the agency is licensed
In some states, it is mandatory for plumbing agencies to be licensed. This is especially the case in states like:
- New Mexico
Are you signing up with a 24/7 service provider?
In those rare cases, if the repaired pipe still develops issues after being fixed, you will need the plumber to revist the site to solve the problem. This is possible when you signed up with a 24/7 plumbing service provider. Make sure that the agency offers services around the clock – so that even a clogged drain at the dead of night will help you get the problem fixed.
Check the training level and experience
Make sure that the plumbing agency hires certified professionals to take care of problems. Find out whether they have attended vocational or technical courses in reputed academic institutes. Go for plumbing agencies which has been business for at least 5 years, and is able to fix all common plumbing issues such as:
- Fixing burst pipes
- Clearing blocked drains
- Repairing leaky faucets
- Taking care of flooded kitchen / bathroom
- Certified plumbers are experienced, trained and knowledgeable, and are skilled enough to spot and fix such problems very easily. Qualified professionals also have proper plumbing tools and equipments to put to work. They work in a very professional manner like the use of the latest technology. They have CCTV survey equipment that investigates the faulty pipes and drains as well as sewers. Hence the problem is identified and solved easily.
With an agency that handles everything from installation to maintenance, repairing and extension, you can be assured.
Check the warranty
Reputed professionals are always confident about the quality of work, and are ready to offer a work guarantee and warranty for any part replacement. Make sure you collect any warranty cards after the completion of the work.
Check with Better Business Bureau (BBB)
The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is a veritable source to check with, and find out whether the plumbing company is known as a quality service provider. Check whether it has got any complaints and how fast it has addressed the grievances of customers, if any. You can type in the identification number of the agency, and conduct a background check in order to be assured.
Demand to directly speak with some of the prior customers of the agency, and find out whether it is a competitive service provider. Is it an expert at repairing leaky faucets or pipes, clearing blocked drains etc.? Does it have affordable rates? Is it known for quality services? Past customers can help you give the correct insight on the service provider.
via Zac Ferry