You’re bound to come across dozens of plumbers when you’re flipping through the Grand Rapids Yellow Pages. It seems like they’re a dime a dozen! They all probably claim to offer low prices and fast service, too. Since they all seem to offer the same services, you may be tempted to call the first number you see. That’s a mistake! Without doing a little research before you hire a plumbing contractor in Grand Rapids, MN, you could wind up with a less than reputable contractor who may end up doing more damage to your plumbing than good. Luckily there are a few ways you can ensure you’re hiring the best plumber for the job.
Get recommendations from people you trust
You almost certainly have at least one friend or family member who has needed to call a plumber to fix a broken pipe, clogged toilet or other plumbing issue. Find out which plumbing contractor in Grand Rapids, MN they used, and whether or not they’d think of using the contractor again. We guarantee customer satisfaction, so we’re positive your friends will highly recommend us.
Check the plumber’s reviews online
While you shouldn’t believe everything you read online, reviews left on websites like Angie’s List can give you a pretty decent idea of how good a plumber is. It’s safe to say that if you hire a plumber with bad reviews, you’ll probably have a bad experience.
Ask the plumber questions
At the end of the day, your plumber works for you; he should be the one vying for your business. Feel free to ask a potential plumber some simple questions, which can give you some insight into their business and service quality:
- Are you licensed? Be sure you’re hiring a licensed plumbing contractor in Grand Rapids, MN. The last thing you want is an unlicensed plumber who may not know what he or she is doing with your pipes. To be licensed, the plumber has to be registered with a governing body on the local and/or state level. The license holds him accountable for his work. If a licensed plumber does a shoddy job, you can file a complaint with the licensing body and hopefully get your money back. If an unlicensed plumber does poor work, you’ll likely be out of luck if you try to get a refund.
- When do you want payment? Speaking of money, you’ll want to know when a plumber wants to be paid before you agree to let him work on your home. If the plumber wants the full amount up front, just say “no thanks.” However, it’s not unusual for plumbers to ask for a certain percentage of the total payment before they get to work.
- Do you clean up your mess? Plumbing work can be messy; you always want to hire a plumber who guarantees that he and his crew will clean up their mess before they are done with the job.
If you’re in the market for an experienced, highly skilled plumbing contractor in Grand Rapids, MN, feel free to check us out online and read our great reviews, or give Rapids Plumbing & Heating Inc. a call today to ask us any questions you might have regarding our range of services!