When plumbing repairs come up, they are often of an immediate nature. You won’t typically have time to interview contractors and find three bids while checking references and reviewing portfolios like you might like to do to assure you’re hiring someone trustworthy who is going to do a great job. Everybody has a cousin, brother-in-law, or a “friend of a friend” who can do inexpensive handyman work on something simple like a leaky faucet, and on the surface that’s fine, they can do the job adequately. However, you’re missing the opportunity to build a relationship with a professional plumbing contractor so you can hire someone you know and trust when a larger emergency job comes up.
Experience and Community Standing
The goal is to have a plumber ready when you need one. When finding a plumber, you have to start somewhere. Whether you’re new in town or a first time homeowner, ask around with friends and co-workers about plumbers they’ve had success with. If the same name keeps coming up you can take that as a good sign. Check their experience and how long they’ve been in business, read their website. Once you have a good idea of someone you think you may like you can nearly always find some job to hire them for. Whether you have a particular faucet that leaks if you aren’t careful about turning it off, a toilet that requires you jiggle the handle, or have just always wanted to upgrade a faucet, hire the plumbing contractor or at least get a bid so you can meet him.
Professionalism and Courtesy
Once you have a contractor come place a bid on a job, you’ll see immediately if he is clean, acts professionally and shows the level of courtesy you expect in your home. When it’s not an emergency, you have time to get another bid or check online to confirm it as a fair price. You can trust that having done this you’ll feel far more confident when an emergency does arise and you don’t have time to vet a contractor before making repairs immediately. You’ll be glad you took the time to build a relationship with a plumber you know you can trust.
For plumbing work in Minnesota, P&D Mechanical Contracting is a company you can trust to be on time and professional. We would like to be your go-to guys for any plumbing needs you may have.
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