Paying for a professional plumber’s services can get expensive. That is why it is a good idea to get a few estimates from different plumbers in your area before hiring anyone for the job. But once you get the quotes — how do you compare them?
Learning How to Compare Plumbing Quotes
The first step is to make sure all of your quotes are legitimate. Luckily, this is a simple thing to do.
You didn’t receive any quotes over the phone, right? Good. You should never accept quotes from someone didn’t come out to conduct an in-home inspection in person. All legitimate plumbers will insist on-site inspections before giving an estimate to protect themselves.
After tossing any over-the-phone quotes, check the remaining quote for prices which jump out at you. None should be neither too high nor too low. If there is a quote which is out-of-line with the others, and the plumber didn’t tell you the reason, it is probably smart not to hire him. But remember, there are legitimate reasons a quote may be out of line with others. So, if you like a plumber, but his quote is out-of-line, give him the benefit of the doubt and ask why.
You can avoid being taken for a ride by getting a good idea of the average cost for a plumbing job in your area by searching online.
After verifying legitimate quotes, inspect the specifics of each estimate.
Always choose a quote which goes into details about not just the job the plumber will do, but which parts the plumber will use to complete the job. This is especially important if the job involves installing a new shower or tub, sink or toilet where it is easy for unscrupulous plumbers to install sub-standard parts.
Quotes which charge per hour for each person should always explain why multiple plumbers are necessary for the job and how many people your job will require.
Find out how how much experience the plumber has in dealing with the kind of job you need him to do for you. Even the most experienced plumber handled every situation. You don’t want to be the one who is playing for him to learn how to do something.
With proper precautions, you can ensure you hire professional plumbers to handle all the plumbing jobs in your home at a fair price. Call A to Z Statewide Plumbing for a fast & free quote at 954-981-2133.