Here in Vail, Edwards, Eagle, Avon or anywhere in the resort mountains the question often arises, who do I call when I have a plumbing or heating problem? Some of the local plumbers near me and you are great people. You have worked and connected with some of them for years as acquaintances locally. Choosing a reliable, knowledgeable plumbing professional to do your home repairs is important. Before hiring a plumber, there are some key questions you should ask.
Find out how much experience your plumber has and what type of training he or she went through. Even if your prospective plumber has only been in the business for a short time, going through a recognized apprenticeship program or quality vocational school are good signs. Without formal training, knowing how long the plumber has been working at his trade will give you a clue as to how much he knows about diagnosing and repairing problems efficiently and correctly.
Whether a plumber has been working in the industry for a long time or has just gotten started, ask if she belongs to any plumbing associations, such as the Plumbing Contractors of America or the American Society of Plumbing Engineers. This will show that they’re holding themselves to a high standard and it will encourage them to show some accountability for their work.
Are they registered as plumbing professionals, ask if they’re on the registry or if their license is current. You can usually verify this online. Should something go wrong with the repairs, you’ll have an avenue to reach a resolution by contacting the state board. Better still hire the right plumber!
Another way to get reassurance about a plumber’s work is asking if they’re insured. Again, if anything goes wrong, with an insured plumber you’ll have some recourse. You can also ask to see the plumber’s certificate of insurance, just to be on the safe side. Again, don’t you want to take a little time to hire right the first time?
One of the most important questions you should ask is whether the plumber has references that you can contact. Who better to tell you about the plumber’s quality of service than past customers? Ask the references if the plumber stayed on budget, how quickly the repairs were completed, and if they would hire him again. Choosing the right plumbing, heating and cooling company is best done right the first time. Call Plumbing Systems Inc at 970-926-0500. We get it right and we do it at the first time.