If you live in Fort Lauderdale and you have a plumbing emergency or other non-emergency plumbing issue, how do you go about choosing a qualified plumber to help you?
Of course referrals from people you know and trust are always a good place to start, but for most people who don’t have that option the search begins online at Google or another search engine. If you Google Fort Lauderdale plumber you’ll discover that there is no shortage of plumbing companies serving the area. The task is to separate the wheat from the chaff and discover a reputable, reliable and high value plumber that fits your needs.
Google can lead you to the companies but once you get there you should be ready to ask some questions so you are not surprised at the time of the repair or 10 days later when the repair fails. At Paradise Plumbing & Air Conditioning we have over 25 years of experience with Fort Lauderdale customers and we have heard all the horror stories about disappointing plumbing services. To help you avoid that experience we have put together some key questions you will need to get answers to from the plumber to get the best service.
Questions For Fort Lauderdale Plumbers
- Emergency Service. Many plumbers advertise emergency service but when you call you get an answering machine and a request for you to leave a message. You want to talk to a human being even if it’s 3:00 AM in the morning. And even though it’s an emergency you want to make sure you take the time to get answers to the rest of these questions.
- Explain the Pricing. Different plumbers have different billing rates. On some straight installation jobs it may be a fixed price but generally it will be labor and material. Some companies will take on "equipment" charges. Make sure you fully understand what the billing is before you ask them to your house.
- Insurance. Ask that a copy of their certificate of insurance be provided when the technician arrives. Make certain they have workman’s compensation coverage.
- Check for a License. You can go to DBPR Online Services and do a search for the plumber’s license. If they aren’t listed you certainly don’t want to do business with them.
- Warranties. What is the warranty on the work and materials? 30 to 90 days is common for labor and materials typically have manufacturer warranties that are much longer.
- Attitude. This is a gut call thing but if the person on the phone doesn’t treat you professionally the person who shows up probably won’t either. Go with your gut when evaluating attitude.
If you have any questions regarding plumbing or air conditioning service, feel free to give us a call today. We are always happy to hear from you.