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Tips for Hiring a Plumbing Service

At some point in your life, we all need to locate a good quality plumbing service.  It’s important to have a reputable and reliable London Ontario plumbing service to rectify any plumbing issues you may have.  The unfortunate part is that some people wait until pipes have broken or their basement is filling with water.  These sorts of emergencies leave little time to properly research the best plumbing contractors.  Be prepared – have the number for a great plumbing service on speed dial before your situation becomes dire.  Here are some pointers for picking the best plumbing service.

Ask Around for Plumbing Contractors

Word of mouth is a powerful tool.  Many people get information on a good London Ontario plumbing service by simply asking people they know for referrals.  Excellent go-to referral sources include:

  • Homeowners
  • Building contractors
  • Rental property owners
  • Real estate professionals

Speak with Prospective Candidates

Like a first date, you want to make sure you get to know your prospective plumbing contractors before you commit to one exclusively.  You want to ensure that the company is capable of completing work effectively and efficiently.  More importantly, you need to make sure that they will give you the highest quality work.  If you think ripping out your walls to fix the plumbing is painful once, imagine doing it a second time because the company didn’t complete the work properly the first time.  You will also want to look into the plumber’s reputation and experience. Testimonials are always good.

By speaking with contractors, you’ll know exactly what kind of plumbing they can do – whether it’s a small scale plumbing repair or a large scale installation.  Also, before you choose, know that a plumber must have significant experience before he or she can become licensed as a plumber and insured as a contractor.

While you are interviewing a prospective plumber, ask for referrals from other people or businesses they have worked with.  If a company gets a testimonial, at least you know that they served someone else well enough to warrant that referral.  Another option is to check with the Better Business Bureau to make sure that they are in good standing. 

Getting an Estimate

Quality is important, but most people often consider pricing.  Plumbers generally charge an hourly fee for work completed.  As such, people tend to hire the plumber with the lowest hourly rate.  This can sometimes backfire.  Like the saying goes, you get what you pay for. Project timeframe for project completion is also something to consider.  Hourly rate is only one part of the equation.

While you’re getting an estimate, check to see if the plumber offers you a warranty.  Any plumber who does quality work should be able to guarantee their work for a sufficient period of time. In addition, a good plumber will always fix a problem that may result from his or her errors.  If no guarantee is offered, think twice about doing business with the company.

BEST Plumbing and Drainage can handle any plumbing job, big or small.  Make them your London Ontario plumbing service. Contact BEST for a quote today!


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