Have you ever had a drain that you just couldn’t get unclogged? Even with the strongest of clog removers the water just sits in your sink or tub. That may be a sign that it is time to call in the professionals! Before you hire someone though, make sure you check that the company you are considering meets the Top 6 Things to Look for When Hiring a Plumber listed below.

Price
Price should not be the number one determining factor when hiring a plumber, but you don’t want to get ripped off or sacrifice in the quality of work. Discuss the cost up front to identify if you’ll be able to stick close to your budget. Tip: Make sure you get a written estimate ahead of time. If they don’t offer one, you might want to look elsewhere as they might try and charge you more than initially quoted.

Experience
The more experience a plumber has, the more likely they will do the job well and get it done right the first time. It usually means the company has a strong track record.

Knowledge of Problem
A good plumber should be able to identify your problem and come up with a solution. They should also be able to explain to you what the issue is and how they plan to tackle it.

Guarantee/Warranty
If a company does not offer a warranty or guarantee with their work, you should move on to the next one. Plumbers should stand behind their work!

References
What do past clients have to say? What type of ratings does the company have? If a company has only bad reviews or doesn’t have any at all, you may want to seek an alternative. This could be a sign that they provide bad service or don’t have much experience.

License and Insurance
In Michigan, plumbers need the proper permit to work in homes or businesses. Also, they should have insurance to cover you and themselves in the event of any accidents.

You don’t want to rush into hiring a plumber if you don’t have to. Do your due diligence to ensure that the company you might employ meets the criteria on the list above—like us! At Kellermeier, we have been proudly serving West Michigan as licensed, insured, and bonded plumbers since 1996. We work with you to make sure that we are always on the same page and guarantee the work we do, but if anything goes wrong, we will make it right. Give us a call today at 616-866-5134!