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How to Find the Right Plumber for You

Over the course of your homeownership journey, there are going to be plumbing repairs that come up, whether a simple clogged drain or a more complex pipe replacement. If you are the type of homeowner that prefers to fix everything yourself, at some point, you are going to need the help of a professional plumber to either assist in repairs or complete them for you. The main question you should be asking is how to find the right plumber for you? In this post, we hope to give you some tips on finding the right plumber as well as explain what makes our team at Jolly Plumbing different.

What Are Your Needs?

Before you start searching for the right plumber, it’s important to get clear on what your needs are. Some plumbing companies specialize in emergency repair work like clogged toilets or broken pipes, while others specialize in the installation of new plumbing systems and complex replacements. Different companies hold various licenses that allow them to do a specific types of work, so you must make sure that whatever your needs are fall within their scope of services.

Are They Licensed and Insured?

Any professional plumbing company will be up to date on all of their licenses, insurance policies, and workman’s comp policies. This protects the plumbers doing the work and it also protects the homeowner from any liability if a plumbing repair or replacement goes awry. If a plumber is not properly licensed and insured, it can leave you liable if they incur some type of injury on the job. Before scheduling any type of service with a plumbing company, make sure you understand what they are licensed to do and what they are insured for.

Do They Offer a Warranty?

Professional plumbing companies take pride in their work and operate at a level of proficiency that sets them apart from amateur plumbers. Often, the products used in a plumbing repair or replacement will come with their own warranty, and the company will place an additional warranty on top of that to cover the labor.

Do They Have Good Reviews?

Reputation is extremely important for any company to thrive, and the experience other homeowners in your local area have had with a company will speak volumes as to whether or not they will be a good fit for you. Most plumbing companies will take pride in good reviews and place them on their website. There are also a number of third-party review websites that will give you some insight into a specific company. Another approach would be to reach out to friends or acquaintances in your local area on social media for recommendations or thoughts on the experience they had with a company.

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