When plumbing issues arise in your Tacoma home, you want to make sure you are making the correct decision for you and your family when it comes to getting those problems solved. Doing a little research before hiring a company can make you confident that you are making the correct decision for your family, and your wallet. Always remember that it is okay to ask questions to any plumber you choose! After all, you are inviting them to your home and want to make sure they will do the correct work for the correct price! Below are five major factors to consider when choosing a Tacoma plumbing company.
It is a fact that every state requires plumbers to be licensed and bonded. Because plumbing is directly tied to the health of a home’s occupants, a plumber must attend many hours of school and training to ensure that all waste drains, toilets, and fixtures are installed properly. If not properly installed, these things could pose serious health risks. It is good practice to check the Tacoma licensure requirements as well. That way you know whoever you are hiring has the proper training to ensure the health of you and your family.
2. Are You Choosing a Plumber With Liability Insurance?
Liability insurance is also something you should keep in mind when choosing a plumber. If you feel the need, don’t be afraid to ask your plumber for proof of liability insurance. It’s always good to know that you are covered if something goes wrong. Even the most professional companies make mistakes sometimes, and you want to be secure knowing those mistakes won’t come back to make trouble for you or your family.
3. Does Your Tacoma Plumber Offer Workers Compensation?
Plumbing work involves the use of sharp tools, and dangerous equipment. If someone were to get injured while doing work on your property, you want to make sure the company is responsible for that and not you. While workers compensation is a requirement in most states, that does not mean every company has it. In fact, many of the smaller companies do not. This is something that most people do not keep in mind while hiring a plumber, but it’s an extremely important factor. Don’t be afraid to ask about workers compensation!
4. How Responsive Is Your Tacoma Plumber?
Customer service is a huge factor to keep in mind when choosing a Tacoma plumber. How readily does your plumber respond to your calls, e-mails, and service requests? Usually when you really NEED a plumber you are experiencing some type of emergency. You need a plumber you can count on to respond to your cries for help right away! Here at Harts we use several different communication mediums, and are available and ready to respond to your needs 24/7!
5. Is Your Tacoma Plumber Financially Stable?
You need a plumber with financial stability! This is something that is all too often overlooked! If your plumber arrives in a run-down, rusted-out truck and offers you an extremely low price red flags should go up immediately! If a price sounds too good to be true, it more than likely is! While there are ways to cut the cost of plumbing down, most of these ways involve sacrificing quality, workmanship, and customer service. A business that is doing low quality or shoddy work will not be around for very long! That means if you do have future issues because a plumber cut corners on your job, they will most likely not be around to honor your warranty if they even offered you one at all.
We take pride in our work, customer service, and warranty here at Harts Plumbing. In fact, we carry the best warranty in Washington state!! If you have questions about any of our practices when it comes to any one of the five things listed above, feel free to give us a call at 253-345-7222, or click the “request appointment” button here on the site and we will be happy to answer any and all of your questions!