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When to hire a Plumber in El Paso, TX.

If you have a plumbing emergency at your house, you need to quickly procure a professional plumber to fix the problem at hand. Here is where to find a professional plumbing service near you.

      • Ask your family members and colleagues for a referral.
      • Ask a local real estate agent for a recommendation of a local plumber he has used.
      • Inquire with a local plumbing supply shop for a recommendation for a reputable plumbing company.
      • Yelp online and read the ratings of plumbing companies in your area 79901.
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Once you find a plumbing serviceplumber in your area, what do you look for prior to hiring them? Here is a checklist of items you will want to ask your plumber BEFORE you hire them.

Are they licensed by the state to perform plumbing repairs?

Always check that you are working with an approved plumber, ask to see his verified license. Licensed plumbers have the work experience, schooling, and are compliant with current Texas and El Paso plumbing codes. Even after passing a test to obtain their license, they has to take yearly continuing education classes to keep abreast with the changes to the state codes, new techniques, and innovations in plumbing field of plumbing.

In Texas, there are numerous skills one needs to succeed as a plumbing professional. As a result, there are numerous steps a learning plumber needs to take to become a Journeyman or Master Plumber. He must have 3-5 years of primary plumbing training, references, and pass a test to get a Journeyman or Master Plumbing license. Additionally, one must have extra certifications to prove and certify back-flow devices and work on septic systems.

How long have you been in business?

A good rule is to look for plumbing companies that have been in business for 8-10 years. This lets you know as to how viable and stable the company is and if they will still be in existence to service the work they perform on your home.

Are the Service Technicians background checked?

Would you be comfortable having their plumbers in your home? A company should conduct a complete background check and periodical drug testing on all employees. Further, professional plumbers working in your home should be in uniform and have name tags. These Service Technicians should be proper employees and not freelancers.

What are your skills and experience in plumbing repairs?

Plumbing demands certain technical skills and knowledge. Plumbing companies use specific tools unavailable to a normal person or a local plumbing handyman. The benefit of working with an experienced, certified plumber is they are equipped with all of the required training, skills, plumbing tools, and experience to handle all sorts of plumbing repairs in your house.

Does your plumbing company hold insurance?

A plumber doing service in your home should possess General Liability Insurance and an up to date Workman’s Compensation insurance certificate.

General liability insurance covers damage that might occur in your house directly caused by the plumber. If the company does not have his own general liability policy, any damages should be covered by your homeowners insurance.

Workman’s compensation insurance covers injuries to the serviceman whilehe is inside your home. So as a customer you need not worry about being held responsible for a plumber having an accident whilst working in your property.

Do you offer Emergency Plumbing Service in El Paso after hours?

A plumbing company that advertises that they have 24/7 plumbing service should have a customer service person waiting to take your call after hours. Further, the plumber should have after hours plumbers available to fix your plumbing emergency.

What are the plumber rates in El Paso, TX?

Service Plumbers bill for their work one of two ways, Time & Materials Pricing or Flat Rate Pricing.

With the Time & Materials method; the plumber bills a small “Service Fee” to get to the job, an hourly fee while he is on the job, and any materials were used to fix the plumbing. Often there is a 1 hour minimum labor charge and afterwards you are charged in 15 minute increments. With this method you only are charged for the actual time it takes and materials used on the job… no more, no less.

A plumber offering Flat Rate billing will invoice a “Diagnostic Fee” to determine your plumbing issue and then will give you a flat rate quote to solve the problem. You know up front what it will cost for your repair. If you do not want to move forward with the solution, you are only obliged to pay the Diagnostic Fee.

Do you warrant your work?

A professional plumbing company is concerned with the safety and quality of their service. They will offer the client a workmanship warranty and safety guarantee on their work.

I Hope these suggestions assist you in finding the right plumbing company for the job!

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