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Are you hiring the right plumber?


If you have a problem with water leaks, or if you want to redesign your pipes, then it might be a great idea to hire a professional plumber. However, every year, more and more people are becoming plumbers. So it can be extremely difficult to differentiate between skilled plumbers and untrained scammers. How can you be sure you are hiring the right plumber?

You can begin searching for a plumber in newspaper advertisements, on the internet, or by asking your neighbors and friends. Call a few of the plumbers to see if they are able to fix your dilemma effectively. There are many factors to consider when choosing to accept a plumber. Without taking the time to do this due diligence, you can end up with possible lawsuits and even end up with even greater complications than before.

First of all, you want to confirm that your plumber is licensed, bonded, and insured. A license can be a basic guarantee that the plumber has at least the minimum training and knowledge to work as a plumber. A bonded plumber is a protection against possible mistakes or oversights, while an insured plumber is a safeguard against liability lawsuits taken against you. Taken all together: A licensed, bonded, and insured plumber gives you a way to gauge whether he is professionally qualified for this job.

Once you have found a few candidates, it’s time to research more about the plumber’s backgrounds and experiences. Ask the plumber what kind of work he had completed before; residential buildings and commercial buildings can be entirely different beasts! Requesting some phones numbers of past customers for references can also be a great way to judge the plumber’s past performances.

Before signing a contract with a potential plumber, make sure that this plumber is what he says he is on his ad: Reliable, efficient, and talented. By doing the aforementioned research, you will save yourself a ton of trouble, and be able to hire the right plumber for your problems!

Are you in need of a plumber? Call Duane Blanton, your friendly Round Lake plumber, at (815) 781-2567 and schedule a service call today!


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