How to Choose a Plumbing Professional

How to Choose a Plumbing Professional

Homeowners tend to take on a lot of maintenance projects by themselves if they think they can save big bucks without calling a professional. When it comes to plumbing repairs and installations, though, hiring a plumber is usually a smart move from the start. When dealing with water and pipes, one wrong turn of the wrench could cause an uncontrollable mess that could lead to extensive water damage. 

Trust a professional plumber to fix your residential or commercial plumbing problems right the first time when you call B&W. Our plumbers are reliable and professional. But don’t just take our word for it, do your homework and compare plumbing services. Whether you choose B&W or another plumbing service, here are a few things to look for:

Customer Service & Responsiveness

Burst pipes and clogged drains rarely happen at convenient times. When you need a plumber, you usually need one pretty fast. Professional plumbers know the longer the wait, the worse the water damage. The responsiveness of a plumbing company reflects the quality of customer service it offers.

When hiring a plumbing contractor, it’s important to check online reviews, ask for references from friends and call around for quotes. Check your prospective plumber’s website to see if they offer emergency services. You don’t want to be without a plumber when there’s water flooding through your house.

Plumbing License

Plumbers in Indiana must have a state-sponsored plumbing license. To obtain this license, a plumber needs to be trained at a school and have so many hours of hands-on experience as an apprentice. They will have to pass a test in order to be a licensed plumber.

You can view credentials of any plumber on your state’s website. At B&W, we only hire licensed plumbers certified with the state of Indiana. If you cannot find your plumber’s license, you can always ask them to see it. They should carry it with them while working. 

Workers’ Compensation

Plumbing is more than tightening a few pipes. Plumbing contractors deal with hazardous waste, heavy materials, sharp tools and flammable gas. Accidents can happen while a plumber works on your property. When hiring a plumbing company, make sure the business carries workers’ compensation to ensure that you aren’t liable to pay for the plumber’s injuries while on the job.

Every state requires plumbing companies to carry workers’ compensation, but some small companies don’t. Be sure to ask before a plumber starts work in your home.

Liability Insurance

No matter how experienced a plumber is, accidents can occur. In case they do, it’s important to hire a plumber with liability insurance so you won’t have to pay for damages when a job isn’t completed. This can also be useful if the company goes out of business. 

When looking for a plumbing company, asking to see proof of licenses and insurance is all part of doing your homework. You’ll have peace of mind knowing the job will be covered, no matter what goes wrong.

When It Comes to Hiring a Plumber You Can Trust, Call B&W

When it comes to finding a reliable, insured and licensed plumber, it’s important to research a few companies first and not just go with the first or lowest quote. If it’s too good to be true, it probably is. When you hire a plumber with B&W, you’ll feel confident that you’ve hired a plumber you can rely on. Our plumbers have the experience to take on all of your home’s plumbing issues.

Contact B&W for all your plumbing, heating, and cooling needs. Trust the professionals in the big black trucks to get the water flowing in your house today!