There are so many horror stories about plumbers out there. It may feel like it is impossible to find a good plumber at a good price, but we want you to know that it is not only possible, but definitely worth the effort. Just think of how happy you will be to finally have a plumber you can trust and rely on. Just make sure you recommend any good plumber you find to all your friends so they can experience the difference too.

Before setting out to find a plumber, you should realize that not all plumbers are the same. Some focus on doing residential work, and others focus on commercial clients; some specialize in repairs, while others specialize in installation of new systems for freshly constructed homes and businesses. You want to make sure you are finding a plumber that has experience (and the necessary tools) to do the job you have in mind.

Here are some tips for finding the plumber you’ve always wanted:

  • Ask around: You can start by asking coworkers, friends and family members. Chances are someone you know has recently hired a plumber. You can also ask at a local hardware store or local store that stocks plumbing materials. If you have recently purchased your home, your real estate agent might be another great source of information.
  • Consider each plumber before calling for an estimate: Make sure they are licensed and insured. Check reviews and other online information like the Better Business Bureau. Are there any formal complaints? How long has the business been operating at the same location?
  • Call several plumbers: Ask for references and whether they charge for estimates. Get several written estimates before hiring anyone for your job.

A good plumber will show up on time and do what they say they’re going to do. Don’t be afraid to look elsewhere if your plumber is late or doesn’t fulfill their promises.