On a daily basis millions of Americans need different service base contractors like plumbers, electricians, carpenters and many more. While hiring the right person for a plumbing job sounds theoretically easy, the presence of untrained and unprofessional service providers in the market make it difficult as hiring the wrong person can do more damage than good if they don’t know what they’re doing. Consider asking the following questions to a plumber Launceston the next time you’re hiring one.
Are they licensed?
A very basic but overlooked question that most people forget to ask when hiring a plumber. Just like any other professional bodies and unions, plumbers have to be registered with local governing bodies which allow their work to be validated in case of an home inspection. On the other hand, work done by an unlicensed plumber will not be validated upon inspection. Assumption is a very bad choice and it never hurts to be careful.
How the cost is structured and what is the grand total?
A professional plumber will often provide a free estimate upon the inspection of the work premises. Drop the phone if the plumber tries to answer your question over the phone and confirm the job, it’s one of the surest sign of an unprofessional and most probably unlicensed plumber. Some plumbers work by the hour, some work by milestones while others work on fixed payment; knowing the billing process will help you decide whether the cost is justifiable or not. Also look out for hidden charges for materials.
Who’ll be working on site?
If you live in one of the bigger cities, you’ll most probably getting in touch with a plumbing company instead of calling the local plumber. Always make sure to ask this question as often the plumber who came for assessment may not be the same person who will do the job. Ensure who’ll be doing the job and whether that person is licensed or not.
What are the provisions for property damage
No matter how skilled a professional is, accidents can always happen. In case there is damage done during a plumbing job, learn about what provisions the plumber or his/her employers have for damages done to property. If the plumber/company in question is licensed and insured, demurrages for damage will definitely be part of their general provisions.
If the candidate you’re looking to hire checks all these questions satisfactorily you can hire him/her without further doubt.