How to find a good and reliable plumber in Homestead?
As you know there are lots of plumbing companies in Homestead. Most of them are very professional but there unfortunately some that need to be avoided at all cost. This goal of this article is to help you make a sound and informed decision during your interview process of a potential plumber before you entrust him with some of the most important fixtures in your home. Knowing what questions to ask and how to assess a plumber professionalism and effectiveness is key to a successful plumbing repair or plumbing installation job. SoFlo Plumbing is glad to share this information with you and we hope that your next plumbing job in Homestead will be handled in the most honest and professional way.
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The first thing you want to ask your plumber is “are you a licensed plumber in the state of Florida?”. Your plumber should be able to provide you with a copy of his Cf or RF license or at least to provide you with his license number. With your plumber license number, head to the DBPR (Department of Business and Professional Regulation) website and perform a check to verify the status of your plumber’s license. We recommend checking also for any complaints and how it has been handled. Another good place to start if also the Better Business Bureau website to perform a search on your plumber’s company name. You’d be surprised what you can find there. The interesting bit of information is not as much that some complains have been reported but rather how those have been handled by your plumber. It’s one thing to have one or a few unhappy customers but trying to fix things and to make them happy is another and can go a long way. A serious plumber in Homestead should have no problem sharing this information with you.
Tips to select a good plumber in Homestead
Ask your Homestead plumber’s labor cost
Another question to ask your plumber is “Will you provide me with a detailed estimate?”. Your plumber should provide you with a precise estimate of the scope of the repair or installation that he will be hired to perform, especially if you are dealing with a water leak or a clog drain. It should include the cost of labor and the price of the parts that will need to be changed if any. Some plumbers in Homestead will charge you a global price for labor while some will charge you an hourly fee. Regardless, it should be clear to you what the cost of labor will be. Also, note that in most cases, a plumber will charge you a service call fee. This service call fee should be waived if you accept his estimate and hire him to perform the job. It makes no sense for you to have to pay a plumber for both a service call and for the job itself. As your Homestead plumber to waive the service call fee if you think that his estimate makes sense.
Ask your plumber about the parts he uses
A very important part of the equation is the type of parts that your plumber is planning on using. Ask for OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) parts, especially for shower heads, water heaters, faucets and toilets. Those are parts that are made by the original manufacturer of your equipment currently in place. It generally garanties you that those parts will fit and are made to be compatible with your current plumbing installation. In addition you will have a warranty on these parts in case they should break within typically 1 year.
I hope we were able with this article to help you make the right decision in your quest for a good and honest plumber in Homestead. If you have any more questions or are in need of any advice, please call one of our friendly plumbers at 786-766-7611.
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