Tips for Finding a Reputable Plumber

Finding a PlumberThe plumbing in your home may be so reliable that it has been years since you needed to call a plumber, or you may have recently moved to a new area and are unsure who you should call. No matter the reason, when you need a plumber you want to find someone who is skilled, reliable, and honest. How do you find a good plumber? Here are a few tips to help:

Ask for recommendations

Perhaps the most reliable way to start your search for a good plumber is to ask for recommendations from family, friends, or co-workers. After all, these are likely to be unfiltered and honest recommendations. It is also a good idea to ask about the type of work the recommended plumber performed for them as this can help to narrow down your search as well.

Research online

The Internet has changed nearly everything, and this certainly applies to the ways we look for service providers. A quick Internet search will likely turn up a list of plumbers in your area, along with review sites with ratings for many local plumbers. This is a great way to identify and gauge the quality of local plumbing companies.

Verify license and insurance

It is a good idea to verify that a plumber is properly licensed and insured in your state or locality. Licensing requirements vary between states, but often provide a good indication that the business is legitimate and reputable. Insurance is important for any contractor to protect the homeowner from liability in the event of injury on the property as well as to cover damage from faulty work.

Ask for references

Reputable plumbers should be able to provide references from previous customers. You should ask specific questions if you decide to contact references to better gauge the quality or work and professionalism that the reference experienced.

Tonkin Plumbing has been proudly serving the Riverside, Corona, and Inland Empire areas for more than 20 years. We offer a full range of plumbing services, from emergency repairs to remodeling projects. Contact us at 951-784-7586 to learn more about our services or to request a quote on your plumbing project.

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2 Responses to Tips for Finding a Reputable Plumber

  1. We just moved to a new house and want to get our drains looked at before they clog. It really helped when you talked about how doing an online research can help you find ratings that can help you find the best plumber in your area. As I see it, comparing several companies and assessing your needs carefully can help you find a contractor you can rely on.

  2. I really like your tip to try to find a plumber who has the correct licenses to fix your plumbing, especially since a lot of plumbing errors can be very serious. My wife and I recently moved into a new house, and we are trying to find the best plumber to inspect our bathrooms to make sure nothing is wrong. I will be sure to do my research to find out if they have the correct licensing in our state!

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