It’s an unfortunate truth that at some point, every homeowner needs a plumber. From a minor clog to a major repair, at some point, it has to be done. Your plumbing system is complex and comes with a lot of risks. Because of this, a trustworthy plumber should be on speed dial for all Sacramento homeowners. With so many options, trying to find someone great can be overwhelming. That’s why we’re sharing our tips for finding a good plumber.
What Kind of Work are you Needing?
Not all plumbers, and plumbing services are created equal. When looking for a good plumber, the first thing to ask yourself is, “what kind of job do I need”? Some plumbers focus on sewer lines, while others specialize in snaking and clearing. At Bell Brothers, we train our plumbers to be jacks of all trades. From water filtration and heating to sewer replacement, we’re here for any needs you may have.
Make Sure Your Plumber is Licensed
In California, all plumbers need to be licensed. The California State Licensing Board makes sure plumbers are competent in five areas:
- Worker and Job Site Safety
- Service, Repair, and Remodel Plumbing Systems
- Planning and Estimating
- Rough-in Plumbing Systems
- Finishing Plumbing Installations
Most plumbers are required to go through school, an apprenticeship, and job training before they are licensed. We take these requirements seriously and ensure all our plumbers are licensed before they are allowed into your home.
Don’t Be Afraid to Ask Questions
When you find a potential company to work with, never be afraid to ask questions. As a potential client you’ll want to learn more about their warranties. A good plumber will stand behind their work and will back it up with a manufacturer warranty. Another thing to ask about is references. Ask for the names and numbers of people who have had projects completed recently. If you can contact them, ask what type of service they have had and what their experience is like.
One of the best ways to find a good plumber is by asking your friends, family, or coworkers. It’s easy for anyone to do an internet search and just because a company is at the top of the page doesn’t mean they’re the best fit. Personal experience is one of the best ways to gauge what good plumbing service looks like. If you can’t extract good advice from those around you, we recommend checking sites like the Better Business Bureau
and Angie’s List
, where you’ll find that Bell Brothers has A+ ratings.
Get a Feel for Their Customer Service
A sure fire way to find a good plumber is to call a company and see how they treat you. Is the person on the phone nice? Are they taking care of your needs? Though it may seem small, the way you schedule your initial appointment can say so much about future service. At Bell Brothers, we work hard to be as communicative as possible. No question is too small, no job is too big. You’ll want to work with someone who can slow down and take the time to discuss your job in detail.
Looking for the Right Plumber for Your Job? Bell Brothers is Here for You
Big jobs, little jobs, in between jobs; our expert plumbers are trained for all scenarios. At Bell Brothers, we believe in cultivating long lasting relationships with our clients over respect, trust, and communication. If you’re in the Sacramento, Stockton, or Vacaville areas, call the number at the top of the screen or click here to book an appointment online