Call Now We'll find a plumber near you
  • 888-787-6689
Get a Quote
0

When to find a Plumber in El Paso, TX.

If you find yourself having a plumbing emergency at your home, you need to swiftly search for a professional plumber to fix the problem. Here is where to find an emergency plumber near you.

      • Check with your family and friends for a referral.
      • Ask a trusted real estate agent for a suggestion of an affordable plumber she has used.
      • Check with a local plumbing supply shop for a recommendation for a trusted plumber.
      • Search online and check the ratings of plumbing companies in your area 79968.
plumber, handyman, repair

Once you find a plumbing serviceplumber in El Paso, what should you look for before you hire them? Here is a checklist of questions you will want to ask your plumber BEFORE you hire them.

Are they approved by the state of Texas to offer plumbing services?

Always ensure that you are working with an approved plumber, ask to see his state license. Licensed plumbers have the work experience, expertise, and are familiar with current Texas and El Paso plumbing codes. In addition to passing a test to obtain their license, a plumber must 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 you need to make it as a plumber. As a result, there are multiple steps an apprentice plumber needs to take to become a Journeyman or Master Plumber. One must have 3-5 years of primary plumbing training, references, and pass a test to get a Journeyman or Master Plumbing license. In addition, they should have extra certifications to prove and certify back-flow devices and service septic tanks.

How long have they been operating?

A good measure is to search for plumbers that have been operating for at least 8. This lets you know as to how successful 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 okay with having their plumbers in your home? A plumbing company must conduct a complete background check and random drug testing on all employees. Additionally, professional Service Technicians working in your home should be in uniform and have identification. These Service Technicians should be proper employees and not sub-contractors.

What are your skills and experience in plumbing?

Plumbing requires certain technical skills and knowledge. Plumbing companies use specialized unavailable to a homeowner or a local plumbing handyman. The best thing about working with an experienced, certified plumber is they are equipped with all the required schooling, skills, plumbing equipment, and experience to handle all sorts of plumbing emergencies in your home.

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

Workman’s compensation insurance covers an injury to the plumber whilsthe is working in your home. So as a homeowner you do not need to worry about being held responsible for a plumber having an accident while working in your home.

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

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

What are the plumber costs 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 charges a small “Service Fee” to mobilize to the site, an hourly fee whilst he is on site, and any materials were used to fix the problem. Usually there is a 1 hour minimum labor fee and then you are charged by the quarter hour. 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 decide the plumbing problem and then will offer 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 proceed with the repair, you are only required to pay the Diagnostic Fee.

Do you warrant your service?

A professional plumber is concerned with the safety and quality of their service. They will offer the homeowner a workmanship warranty and safety guarantee on their service.

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

Wondering how to spend less money on a plumber? Try some DIY plumbing by watching this video.

List of Plumbing Services

  • Clogged Drains and Toilets
  • Rooter
  • Emergency 24/7 Plumbing Service
  • Boiler and Hot Water Heaters
  • Pipe Leaks and Replacement
  • Fixture Installation
  • Toilet, Shower, Bath 
  • And more!

Let us help you get your pipes back to normal 888-787-6689