There’s nothing like a plumbing emergency to shock the living daylights out of you, and generally, they tend to happen when you least expect it — like when you’re just about to leave for vacation or in the early hours of the morning.
Whether it’s emergency drain cleaning, a burst pipe, or a clogged toilet, how do you go about finding an emergency plumber you can trust, and one who is available at the very last minute?
Here are the top factors to keep in mind when looking for a reputable emergency plumber who can rectify the situation, not make it worse!
1. Look for Licenses and Reviews
Sure, you might not have the time to scan a plumbing company’s website in great detail if you have a plumbing emergency on your hands. But the last thing you want is to hire a sub-par plumber who only makes your situation worse due to a lack of experience and qualifications.
If you can spare a minute, look for proof of licensure or qualifications on their website. If you can’t find any, don’t be afraid to ask them for proof. It’s also a good idea to look over a few customer reviews to get a feel for their standard of work. Third-party review sites are your best bet to find honest, unbiased feedback.
2. Ask About Liability Insurance
Aside from licensing and reviews, the plumber you hire should also come with adequate liability insurance. Any professional contracting company should offer this coverage to their clients.
Basically, liability insurance ensures both you and your plumber have protection from unwanted mishaps and accidents that occur during a plumbing job. Hiring a plumber without insurance is a very expensive mistake to make.
3. Do They Offer a Warranty?
Another important consideration is workmanship warranty. Ideally, the plumber you hire should offer some form of warranty that covers any further plumbing issues that crop up once they’ve completed the job. For example, if the same pipe bursts again (within the warranty time period) you won’t have to pay for the repair job twice.
In some cases, you might not receive a documented warranty, but it’s important to insist on one. Especially if you’re hiring a plumber for an extensive job.
4. Choose a Plumber Who Offers 24/7 Coverage
It’s important to understand the difference between an emergency plumber and one that offers a 24/7 on-call service. In short, an emergency plumbing service might only guarantee that a plumber visits your premises within a certain timeframe, i.e. normal business hours. Even if they visit on the same day, it might not be within the emergency timeframe you need.
In comparison, a plumber who offers 24/7 service is one that will be there to help you out of a plumbing emergency at all hours of the day — even in the middle of the night. So, make sure you choose a plumbing service that offers exactly what you need.
Call Us for Emergency Drain Cleaning
No one wants to wake up to an overflowing toilet in the middle of the night. But the reality is that life happens, along with unwanted plumbing emergencies. This is why professionals like I Love Sewers Rooter and Plumbing, exist.
If you’re ever in need of emergency drain cleaning, sewer line repair, or any other residential plumbing service, put our number on speed dial because we are your go-to!