Everyone wants to save a buck, especially when it comes to plumbing services. At some point, every homeowner will have to call a plumber, and while we all want a good deal, we might want to consider other avenues of hiring one other than the cheapest price. Choosing a plumber strictly on cost might just get you in trouble. Fifteen minutes of research can probably save you more than finding the cheapest plumber. It’s hard to get away with subpar service any more. If a company provides poor service, they will be found out, plain and simple. Companies like Yelp, Facebook, Google Business, Home Advisor, and Angie’s list all have reviews that speak volumes about a company. You can’t put a dollar sign on a company’s reputation. It reminds of a proverb that says, “a sterling reputation is better than striking it rich.” So don’t hire the cheapest plumber, hire the right plumber.
There Are So Many Variables When It Comes To Plumbing
Get more than one estimate. Some plumbing companies will give you an estimate over the phone, but when they arrive, the job was not as described, then the plumber raises the estimate. We’ve even heard of some companies giving a low estimate over the phone and then raising the estimate when they get to your home. Many plumbing companies say they have free estimates, but it’s only free as long as they get the job. If you don’t like the estimate, then you’re charged a fee, usually around $69. Other than small plumbing jobs such as drain cleaning and leak detection, it’s virtually impossible to give an accurate estimate without looking at the job. There are so many variables when it comes to plumbing even drain cleaning can prove to have its own set of problems. For example, you may tell a customer $99 for drain cleaning, and when you get there, the problem is in there sewer line and requires hydro getting, which costs much more.
Your Comfort Level May Be Part Of The Hiring The Right Plumber
Other considerations are timing; you may have an issue that requires prompt attention. Some plumbers work out of their homes, and their phone calls go straight to voicemail or an answering service. In that case, you would want a team of plumbing professionals that answer their phone and provide same day service. You may pay slightly more, but you’ll get the service you need in the timing you need it. Every situation is different when it comes to hiring a plumber, and much of it is decided on the level of comfort and willingness to wait.
So Don’t Hire The Cheapest Plumber, Hire The Right Plumber
The latest plumbing technologies are another consideration. Small plumbing companies may not have the equipment you need for your particular plumbing job. For instance, if your sewer line is backed up because of tree roots, a plumbers snake will not thoroughly remove the roots. Only the technology of a hydro jetter has the power to annihilate tree roots. So don’t hire the cheapest plumber, hire the right plumber.
Big B’s Plumbing Provides FREE estimates, and FREE means FREE
At Big B’s Plumbing, we provide in-home, no pressure, free estimates, and FREE means FREE. We have a team of plumbing professionals; from the time you call until the time we complete your job, you’re in the best hands possible. Additionally, the equipment we use is the best plumbing technology available from drain cleaning to sewer line repair. We are not the cheapest plumber; we’re the right plumber for your job.