How To Avoid Plumbing Scams

It’s extremely disheartening when we constantly see news stories about fraudsters pretending to be plumbers and either 1) doing more harm than good 2) taking the money and doing no work or 3) committing robbery or worse against the homeowners. As professional Markham plumbers, we spend our whole careers building up a strong reputation by going above and beyond to help our customers. We work for years to build trust and grow our business often to see it all torn back down by one bad guy who decided that pretending to be a plumber would be the best way to commit their crime.

Fortunately, with the few tips we’re going to share in this post, you can feel confident that you’re getting a genuine Markham plumber and not some scumbag.

  1. Ask for credentials – genuine plumbers should all be licensed and if you ask about it they should be more than willing to prove it to you. If you ask a plumber to prove they’re who they say they are and they refuse, do not let them into your house.
  2. Ask for recommendations – if your family is anything like ours they are far from shy about sharing their opinion on everything and anything. Ask your friends and family who they call for their plumbing needs and what they think of them.
  3. Make a plumber your own – once you find a trustworthy plumber, don’t let them go. Show your loyalty to the plumber by scheduling all of your future regular maintenance through them and you can be sure you’ll always be treated right in the future.
  4. Return the favor – if you already have a great plumber, tell everyone about them. Not only will you be saving the people you tell from the potential dangers of choosing a bad egg, but you’ll also be helping your favorite Markham plumber out by giving them more business.

There you go; those are the 4 things you need to know if you want to find, and keep, a great plumber to work on your home. If you still feel unsure, just give us a call, you wouldn’t be reading this post if you didn’t already trust us.