When your plumbing goes awry and you need to find a reliable plumber you can trust, don’t just go with the first name you find in the phonebook. Plumbing – no matter where it is in your home – is an essential component of the network of systems that keep your home safe and comfortable. That’s why it’s imperative to feel confident in the person you hire so that you can get back to your day without having to worry about whether the job was done correctly.
If you’re in search of a good Ottawa plumber, here are few essential factors to look for that will point you in the right direction.
Do they have a license?
First off – do they have a license? This is the first thing to ask for that will indicate how professional they really are. Without a license, you can’t be sure whether they’re reliable or can be held accountable if something does go wrong. In Ontario, plumbing is a compulsory trade and it is regulated by the Ontario College of Trades. Only work with qualified, certified plumbers who are licensed to do residential work and carry a Certificate of Apprenticeship, a Certification of Qualification (C of Q), or a Trade Equivalence Assessment (TEA) Certificate.
What’s their level of experience?
The experience or length of time a plumber has been in business will indicate their expertise and generally allow you to feel more confident in your decision. If a contractor has been in business for a long time, they’re more likely to be reputable and not disappear on you. Faucet Fix has been providing residential plumbing services to homeowners in Ottawa and Eastern Ontario since 1989.
Do they have references?
Ask for references or do a little research on the company online to look for reviews from previous customers. This will give you a good indication of their service, whether they meet your standards, and how they have dealt with similar fixture installation, repair, or emergency situations in the past.
Do they offer a warranty?
A plumber with high quality and standards will generally have some sort of guarantee with their service. So whether it’s money back or repairs, ask them what they offer. At Faucet Fix, we warranty our service work for a full two years from the date of invoice, in addition to the manufacturer’s warranty. We treat our warranty work with the same urgency and care as our regular service work.
So before calling up the first plumber, take a little time to do some quick research before you decide. The plumbing throughout your home can be similar to a car engine problem – you go in for one thing and come out with five other issues and a whopping bill. So look for these factors and they will point in the right direction of a good Ottawa plumber.