Important Questions To Ask Before Hiring A Plumbing Contractor

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Do you own a home with outdated plumbing that hasn't been changed since President Kennedy was in office? Have you been setting aside money to pay to have your plumbing renovated, but you're not sure what to do next? If you've never done it before, hiring a plumber to work on your plumbing system can be scary. It's a big job, one that may wind up taking weeks or months to complete. That's why it's important to make sure that you've found the right plumbing contractor for your situation. Here are some questions to ask to help make the decision process easier:

Are you licensed? Not all states actually require plumbing contractors to be licensed, bonded, or insured. However, you should always verify that the plumber you choose has those things. Nearly anyone can put an ad online to make themselves look like a legitimate plumber, but only true professional plumbers will have all of the necessary paperwork to confirm that they are who they say they are. Forgetting or neglecting to ask this question could lead to a costly mistake if the plumber you hire inadvertently causes damage to your home. If the plumber wasn't licensed or insured, your homeowner's insurance may not pay to repair any damages either.

How fast can you respond to an emergency? While it doesn't happen often, even professional plumbing contractors can sometimes make mistakes. If your water heater suddenly starts leaking a few hours after it was installed, you want your plumber to arrive as quickly as possible. You should also make sure that any work done is guaranteed for a certain period of time so that, if something does happen to go wrong, you don't wind up paying twice to have the same work completed.

Is your company able to complete all of this plumbing renovation? As with doctors, some plumbing contractors specialize in certain types of work. For example, some plumbers won't be able to handle installing the gas pipes to your water heater. Some plumbers focus mainly on HVAC systems, while others won't touch that kind of work at all. If the plumber that you're talking to is unable to complete certain parts of your renovation, you'd instead have to find another plumber to handle those particular tasks. The more work that your particular plumber can complete at once, the lower the cost of your renovation project is likely to be.

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22 November 2016

Different Ways to Remove a Clog From Your Drains

Having a clogged sink, toilet or shower drain is bad. However, you may feel the problem is worse if you don't have a plunger or snake. But what many people do not realize is that there are many items they have in their home that they can use to remove a clog from a drain. A wire hanger or baking soda and vinegar can both be used to free these clogs. My name is Mark and my goal with this website is to educate people on ways to remove clogs so they do not have to call a plumber for something minor that they can do themselves. Just remember that sometimes a plumber will know best, so don't be too stubborn.