|Posted by Ray on March 6, 2012 at 10:20 AM|
A home is a very important investment. While it is an asset to you there are also expenses associated with maintaining it in proper working order. When you have plumbing issues you need them to be solved quickly and efficiently. But how do you choose plumbing services for your home when there are so many avenues you could take.
You could go the route of do-it-yourself and risk making the problem worse, or you could ask a friend who knows something about this type of repair. But what about the expense associated with any repairs that are not done to standard. You could end up paying more in the long run.
This is why it is important to choose a professional plumber who has been in the business for a number of years. A professional will be able to assess the problem and find the right solution every time. They are trained and licensed to provide professional services, and the cost of having the repairs done professionally will be a lot less than trying other methods to solve your problem.
When choosing a company to work with check to see if they are licensed and bonded. This is a quality guarantee that the work performed will be done up to standard and if anything goes wrong they have insurance to cover it. The company should always display their license number and tell you whether they are bonded. Checking with the BBB is always a good idea in case any complaints have been filed against the company you are considering.
All of the repair company’s staff should be friendly and experienced to deal with any type of problem that you may have. They should be able to explain the repair process and give you a written estimate of the cost of the repairs. They should not perform any work without a written estimate or without permission.
With this estimate you know first hand approximately how much you are going to pay and the final cost should not be much more than what was originally stated. Since you have the price in writing it is almost like a guaranteed price cap that the repair service cannot go too much over what they have estimated to you.
When they begin the repair work, if they find any other problems they should explain this to you and give you another estimate of the cost. The new estimate will override the old estimate. Before they begin on any additional repair work they must have permission to do so.
Make sure that before you sign the contract and allow the work to be performed you have done your research on the company and its background. This will be very important to know that you have a good repair service that offers fair and reasonable pricing. Compare the cost after you get an estimate with other companies and see who will offer you the best deal on the repair service. Do not solely choose a repair company based on cost, sometimes the cheaper the price the cheaper the service.
Posted By Ray Tuesday, March 6th, 2012 07:25 AM