Finding the best plumber for your needs can be a challenge. It seems like there are a ton of plumbers out there…how do you find a reliable plumber that’s perfect for your needs?
Here at Hamm & Sons Plumbing, we believe it is important for you to keep several key questions in mind when looking for a plumber.
The first step to ensuring that you have a good plumber is to ensure that they are licensed and insured. The purpose of licensing and insuring plumbing contractors is to protect both you and the plumber. Although it is tempting to assume that anyone you call will have these qualifications, be aware that there are many people out there operating as plumbers without a license.
In Indiana, all plumbers and their apprentices must be licensed. If they do not have a current license, they are operating illegally in the state. Plumbers and their apprentices are required by Indiana law to keep copies of their licenses on hand to show to clients. In addition, plumbers are required to have their plumbing license visible on their vehicle. If the plumber you are speaking with will not provide a license number and does not have it on their truck, that is a danger sign that may indicate that the plumber is operating illegally.
In addition, all plumbers should be insured in order to protect you and the plumber from unexpected damages or injuries. If a plumber’s work is at fault and causes injury or damage, liability insurance will provide peace of mind and cover these claims.
Success in the plumbing industry comes through decades of hard work. Companies that have only been in the business for a few months or years may not have the experience, industry connections or resources available to solve your problem on the first visit.
Review sites such as Angie’s list can be a huge help when determining if a plumber has a good reputation. When reviewing sites, be sure to check out both the good reviews and the bad. If there are a lot of bad reviews or if they have just a few bad reviews that tend to follow a pattern, then that may be an indicator of the types of issues that you may experience.
Plumbing problems can be unforgiving. It seems like they happen at the most inopportune times… on weekends, in the middle of the night, or on holidays. It can be inconvenient or even impossible to wait a week for a plumber to fit you into their schedule. If you have an urgent issue, make sure that the plumber you select will be available to get your problem taken care of quickly.
If your plumbing issue is an emergency, can the plumber get to your home quickly? What is their night, weekend and holiday policy? Will it cost you an arm and a leg to get someone to your door after hours? When your plumbing issue can’t wait and it’s outside of normal business hours, ensure that you discuss what the afterhours or special rates will be before they dispatch a plumber.
Even if you are able to get a plumber to your door quickly, if they don’t have parts available immediately you may still be stuck for days waiting on a part to get delivered. For any issue, it is best to choose a plumber that has a large parts inventory available so that your issue can be resolved on the same day.
Hamm and Sons Plumbing offers expert plumbing services to the Indianapolis area. We have been in the plumbing business since 1984 and are licensed and insured. We want you and your family to be safe, so we do background checks on our employees for your protection. We maintain a large warehouse of repair parts so that we can get your problem solved right away. We are well known in the Indianapolis area for our fast, professional service and would be pleased to assist you with any residential or light commercial plumbing repair or installation need. Our experienced, courteous team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including holidays and weekends, 365 days a year. To see what our clients are saying about us, check out our many positive reviews on Angie’s List.
To schedule routine or emergency service, call 317-202-9853.