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When to find a Plumber in El Paso, TX.

If you suddenly have a plumbing emergency at your home, you must quickly find a professional plumber to solve the problem. Here is how to find a local plumbing service close to you.

      • Check with your family members or friends for a referral.
      • Ask a nearby real estate agent for a recommendation of a good plumber he has experience with.
      • Inquire with a nearby plumbing supply store for a recommendation for a reputable plumber.
      • Yelp online and read the reviews of plumbing companies near you 79952.
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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 questions you will want to ask a plumber BEFORE you contract them.

Are you approved by the state of Texas to perform plumbing repairs?

Always check that you are working with a licensed plumber, ask to see his state license! Licensed plumbing companies have the real world experience, schooling, and are compliant with current Texas and local plumbing codes. Even after passing an exam to obtain their license, a plumber has to take yearly continuing education classes to keep up with the changes to the Texas codes, new products, and approaches in plumbing field of plumbing.

In Texas, there are many skills one needs to succeed as a plumbing professional. As a result, there are multiple steps a learning plumber must take to become a Journeyman or Master Plumber. You must have 3-5 years of first hand plumbing training, references, and pass a test to earn a Journeyman or Master Plumbing license. In addition, they should hold additional certifications to test and certify back-flow devices and work on septic systems.

How many years have you been operating?

A good measure is to search for plumbing companies that have been in business for at least 8. This lets you know as to how successful and stable the company is and if they will still be around to service the maintenance they perform on your home.

Are the Service Technicians background checked?

Would you be okay with hosting their Service Technicians in your home? A company shall always conduct a complete background check and random drug testing on all employees. Additionally, professional plumbers servicing your home should be uniformed and have name tags. These plumbers should be company employees and not freelancers.

What are your skills and experience with plumbing?

Plumbing requires specific technical skills and knowledge. Plumbing companies utilize specialized unavailable to a normal person or a local plumbing handyman. The best thing about working with an experienced, certified plumbing company is they are equipped with all the required schooling, skills, plumbing tools, and experience to handle all sorts of plumbing repairs in your home.

Does your plumbing company hold insurance?

A plumber doing service in your house should have General Liability Insurance and a current Workman’s Compensation insurance certificate.

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

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

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

A plumbing company that advertises that they have non-stop plumbing service should have a customer service representative waiting to take your call after hours. Furthermore, the plumber should keep after hours plumbers available to repair your plumbing emergency.

What are the plumbing costs in El Paso, TX?

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

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

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

Do you guarantee your work?

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

Hopefully these suggestions help you find the right plumber for the job!

Do you want to know how to spend less money on a plumber? Try some DIY plumbing by watching YouTube.

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