Need a plumber?
Everyone’s heard the horror stories of bad plumbers who’ve charged too much and left without actually fixing the problem (if not making it worse!). Finding one can seem daunting, but all it takes is some preparation. Here are some steps to help you find the right plumber in Los Angeles.
A good first step would be gathering recommendations from your friends and family, but also be sure to look into one of the many websites which rate and recommend businesses. Together, they can can help you find professional and cost-efficient workmen. Once you’ve created a list of companies, comparing their credentials can help you narrow it down.
Look for plumbers who have an office space, and have been in operation for several years. The more established they are, the less likely they’ll abandon a job. Ask about their insurance (enough to cover your property, and your neighbor’s just in case), and whether they guarantee their results. If it’s possible to get references from jobs similar to yours, be sure to call.
Most importantly, your plumber needs to be certified with the Contractor’s State License Board (CSLB). In addition to mandating a law and trade exam, they offer compensation to the consumer in case something goes wrong.
With the original list narrowed, it’s time to compare prices. This includes hourly rate and the cost of parts and equipment. A quote will be more accurate if you allow for a home inspection. It may be tempting to simply go with the cheapest option, but keep in mind the ratings you found earlier. You must also ask how they expect to be paid. While a reasonable deposit is standard, the CSLB strongly advises against going with a plumber who demands 100% payment before work is performed.
Once you’ve settled on your plumber, you will need to write up a contract. This will not only make sure the job is completed as expected, but also allows you to seek recourse if necessary. This should include price, complete description of the work, start and end dates, and the details of their guarantee.
With these steps, you should be able to find the perfect plumber to complete your job. So if you’re in need of a reliable, responsible and knowledgable plumber in Los Angeles call Rooter Drain Expert difference at (800) 929-1562!