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When to find a Plumbing Company in El Paso, TX.

If you suddenly have a plumbing emergency in your house, you need to quickly search for a professional plumber to fix the problem. Here is where to hire an emergency plumber near you.

      • Ask your family and friends for a recommendation.
      • Ask a nearby real estate agent for a suggestion of a local plumber he has used.
      • Inquire with a nearby plumbing supply shop for a recommendation for a trusted plumbing company.
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After you find a plumbing serviceplumber in your area, what do you look for before you hire them? Here is a checklist of questions you will need to ask a plumber BEFORE you hire them.

Are they licensed by the state of Texas to do plumbing?

Always ensure that you are working with an approved plumber, ask to see his state license! Licensed plumbers have the work experience, schooling, and are familiar with current Texas and El Paso plumbing codes. Even after passing a test to obtain their license, they has to take annual continuing education courses to keep up with the changes to the Texas codes, new products, and approaches in plumbing field of plumbing.

In Texas, there are numerous skills one needs to make it as a plumbing professional. As a result, there are many steps a learning plumber must take to become a Journeyman or Master Plumber. You must have three to five years of primary plumbing training, references, and pass a test to obtain a Journeyman or Master Plumbing license. In addition, they must have extra certifications to prove and certify back-flow devices and service septic systems.

How long have they been in business?

A good measure is to search for plumbing companies that have been operating for at least 8. This gives you an idea as to how viable and stable the company is and if they will still be in existence to warrant the maintenance they perform in your home.

Are the Plumbers background checked?

Would you be okay with hosting their Service Technicians in your house? A company shall always conduct a complete background check and periodical drug tests on all servicemen. Additionally, professional Service Technicians working in your house should be uniformed and have name tags. These plumbers should be proper employees and not hired help.

What are your skills and experience in plumbing?

Plumbing demands certain technical techniques and training. Plumbing companies utilize specific tools unavailable to a normal person or a local plumbing handyman. The best thing about dealing with an experienced, certified plumbing company is they are equipped with all the required training, skills, plumbing tools, 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 home directly caused by the plumber. 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 injuries to the plumber whilsthe is inside your home. So as a homeowner you need not 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 plumbing company that advertises that they have non-stop plumbing service should have a customer service person waiting to take your call after hours. Further, the plumber should have on-call plumbers available to fix your plumbing emergency.

What are the plumber 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 mobilize to the job, an hourly rate whilst he is on site, and whatever materials were used to fix the plumbing. Usually there is a 1 hour minimum labor charge and then you are billed by the quarter hour. With this method you only pay for the actual time it takes and materials used on the job… no more, no less.

A plumber using Flat Rate Pricing will charge a “Diagnostic Fee” to decide your plumbing issue and then will give you a flat rate quote to repair the issue. You know up front what it will cost for your repair. If you do not want to proceed with the repair, you are only obligated 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 extend the client a workmanship warranty and safety guarantee on their service.

Hopefully these suggestions help you find the right plumbing company for the job!

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