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Hiring The Right Plumber: Make Sure You’re Doing It Right

There are numerous ways to find a plumber, but if you want to hire the right plumber for your job, closing your eyes and pointing to an ad in the phone book may not be the best way. Asking a neighbor for a recommendation may not be as risky but it still has its drawbacks.

You will want to consider establishing a long-term relationship with a plumber you can rely on to be there when you need them, do quality work, stay within the cost estimate they provided and not leave too much mess for you to clean up. If your neighbor has such a relationship with their plumber and is happy with it, then you may want to put that plumber’s name at the top of your list.

There are also online review sites you can check to see what other people in your area are saying about their experiences with plumbers, so you will want to check many reviews of any particular plumber.

By far the best way to make sure you’re hiring the right plumber is to find one before you need one. Always look for a Master Plumber. A Master Plumber has much more experience and has passed more stringent exams than a Journeyman Plumber, for instance, and also has to carry a set amount of insurance.

Each state determines the amount of insurance along with how much training and experience is required to reach the Master Plumber level. Your state may require proof of insurance and the Responsible Master Plumber’s license number on any written estimate you’re given for any job you ask of that plumbing company. If you familiarize yourself with your state’s requirements for credentialing plumbers and do some research into the records the state maintains on professional plumbers, you can choose a reputable professional plumber and save yourself some frantic phone book searching while trying to keep your feet and belongings dry.

Are you in need of a plumber? Call Latta Plumbing, your friendly Birmingham plumber, at 205-631-6445 and schedule a service call today!