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Questions to Ask When Hiring a Commercial Plumber

July 14, 2017

Plumbing is a specialized technical field that most people have no skill in, and hiring the services of a commercial plumber is not something you’ll do very many times in your life. So, people in need of plumbing services often don’t know where to begin when hiring a plumber.

Here are some questions you can ask that will help you get to know a plumber and make sure they’re professional before hiring them.

Questions to Ask When Hiring a Commercial Plumber

Are you well reviewed?

Ask the plumber what the overall level of customer satisfaction is with their service and what kind of reviews they have online. Be sure to read the reviews and customer feedback yourself as well. Don’t just check their website for reviews. Visit their Google Page, search for them on Yelp, and search for their Facebook page to see what people are saying.

How long have you been in business?

The more established a Maryland commercial plumber is in an area, the more likely it is they have a good reputation for their service and professionalism. It’s also a good indicator of the amount of experience they have fixing commercial plumbing issues like yours.

Are you licensed?

A plumbing license from the state, county, or metropolitan area is a regulatory mechanism for ensuring the plumber you hire is qualified to work on your home or business plumbing system. If the plumber has no license, you’ll be better off hiring someone else.

Are you insured?

A professional Sykesville, MD plumbing company will carry an insurance policy for liability and to cover its workers should they become injured on the job. If the plumbing contractor doesn’t carry insurance coverage or if their policy isn’t current, and a plumbing employee is injured while working on your property, they might come after you to cover their medical bills.

Does your quote cover all costs?

Get as much clarification as you can about their estimate of costs for the project. A professional plumber will ask to see your plumbing in person before providing you with a final quote. Ask if the plumbing company charges a flat or hourly rate for its services.

Do you clean up after the project is complete?

After the project or repairs are done, most commercial plumbers in Sykesville, MD will clean up the work site, but this isn’t always the case. To avoid being stuck with a big mess after the plumber is finished, ask about who’s responsibility it is to clean up front. Some plumbers charge an extra fee for clean up, so it’s best to know about this in advance before you agree to hire the plumber.

For more help with hiring the right plumber in Sykesville, MD for your business, or to schedule an appointment with the area’s best quality commercial plumbing services, give Michael Runk Plumbing and Heating a call today!

 


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