Finding the best plumber in your area can be a challenging, time-consuming process. At Hamm & Sons Plumbing, we want to give you the information you need to make that decision easier. It is important to keep a few key criteria in mind before hiring a plumber.
The first step is to make sure that the plumber is licensed and insured. Plumbers can’t operate legally in the State of Indiana without a plumber’s license. Both the company and the individual performing the work have different license numbers that they must be able to provide to you upon request. In addition, plumbers are required to have their plumbing license clearly visible on any vehicle that is dispatched to your home. You can check that the license number is valid and that there are no disciplinary actions or litigations against it by checking the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency website at https://www.in.gov/pla/plumbing.htm.
Although it is tempting to assume that anyone operating as a plumber in the Indianapolis area is licensed, there are many people who operate illegally. Reputable plumbers will be happy to provide you with their license number. If they are not willing to provide this information, that’s a clear sign that they are operating outside the law.
Insurance protects both the plumber and their clients. If a plumber is insured, you are protected if there is unforeseen injury or damage.
How long has the company been in business? Six months? Twenty years? Plumbing companies build up their reputation and professional connections over decades of hard work. A well-established plumbing company will have a much longer track record that you can review before hiring.
Review sites like Angie’s List can help you make sure that the people who have hired a plumber in the past have had overwhelmingly positive experiences. If the reviews are mixed, or if there are a few bad reviews that seem to follow a pattern, this may be an indication that you should continue your search for the right plumber.
A leaky toilet may not be an urgent issue, but if your pipe bursts in the middle of the night over the holidays this can be a huge problem. If you have a critical plumbing issue, you don’t have time to wait for a plumber to fit your home into their busy schedule. Make sure you know if the plumber offers emergency 24x7 service, 365 days a year, and what their after-hours or holiday pricing schedule is like.
Plumbers with a large parts inventory quickly at hand have a natural advantage once the work begins. Other plumbers without this resource may be stuck for days waiting for the right part to come in before they can complete the work. If you want truly same-day service, choosing a plumber that has a parts warehouse immediately available to them will reduce the time it takes for your issue to be fixed so that you can move on with your life.
As well-respected professionals in the plumbing field, our experts at Hamm & Sons Plumbing have seen firsthand the results of other plumbers that haven’t taken the same care and consideration that we do every day. It is our pleasure to provide you with excellent guidelines to help you hire a reputable, experienced plumber that can get the job done right the first time.
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.