Common Mistakes Made When Choosing a Plumber

May 10 2016

If you aren’t used to hiring a plumber (most of us aren’t), it can be hard to decide who to choose. Do you pick the plumber with the best online ratings, or the lowest price? Or do you ask your friends and family who they use for their Honolulu plumbing needs? Everyone has their methods for finding the best service people, but those methods may not be the best practice for hiring a plumber. Below you will find some of the common mistakes that people make when hiring a plumbing company in Honolulu.

Going Cheap

Everyone likes to get a good deal, but don’t forget the fact that the quality of the work you will receive is correlated with the price.When it comes to choosing a plumber, don’t make your decision solely based on price. Instead compare the value of a few different plumbers and do your best to find out who gives quality service, while charging a price that won’t break the bank.

Competing Plumbers

It is true that a little competition never hurt anyone. However, in the world of plumbing “hungry” competitors are a sign of weakness. If a plumber is quality and reputable, they should not need to compete for your service. Most people who find a good plumber, stick to that plumber. So steer clear of those aggressive plumbers.

“Plumbing is Easy”

Plumbing is a trade skill, which means that being a good plumber is more than just bringing the needed tools to get the job done. You want your plumbing company in the Honolulu area to be experienced and skilled. You also want your plumber to be licensed and insured. Ask to see your plumbers license and insurance before allowing them to touch anything in your home. Like anything else, you want only the best in the business.

No Guarantee

You know what they say about assuming, so never assume, especially when it comes to something as important as the plumbing in your home. You want to choose a plumber that stands behind their work and guarantees what they do. If they don’t promise you a guarantee in the contract, then ask for one in writing.

You Don’t Ask For References

In a service based industry, all you really have to go off of it references. Ask for the names and numbers of customers that they have had in the past. Then call those previous customers to inquire about their experience. This is a good way to get honest and transparent feedback about their services.

You Rush Your Plumber

If you want the job done, and done right, make sure that your plumber has ample time to complete the task at hand. When you rush, your work usually isn’t up to the quality standard that it would be if you were able to take your time. Don’t rush your plumber if you want the job done right.

 

If you are looking for a licensed, certified, and insured plumber that is able to provide references, guaranteed work, and a fair price in the Honolulu area, look no further than ESP Plumbing!