Three Steps to Finding the Perfect Plumber for Your Job

One of the toughest things for any homeowner is the task of finding the right Markham plumber to hire if they don’t already have one they know and trust. Obviously, we’d always recommend that you call us, but we know that you don’t want to just take our word for it. So, here are our top three tips for finding the right plumber for your home while avoiding the pitfalls too many homeowners fall for every year.

1.      Do your research

Fifteen years ago the only resources you had to find a plumber or any kind of contractor were your friends, family and the yellow pages. Friends and family are still a great first step to finding a trustworthy plumber. Many of them will have a plumber who they have used for years with great success and that is the best reference a plumber can get. Fortunately, we now have the vast depths of information available on the internet. Online review sites and directories can give you a great overview of the Markham plumbers available to you and your fellow citizen’s experiences of them.

2.      Make multiple calls

Once you’ve done the research, choose the top 3-5 prospects and start making phone calls. A good plumber will have no issue with you calling and asking questions about their history, qualifications and experience. If one of the names on your list doesn’t want to answer your questions, eliminate them and move onto the next name. Additionally, if you know what needs to be done, attempt to get a quote over the phone.

3.      Add up the facts and make your decision

Many people fall into the trap of going with the cheapest option and end up regretting it later. This is why we’ve done all the research leading up to this point, now it’s time to put it to use. Take everything you’ve discovered and put it all down on paper and weigh your options against one another until you find the best possible choice in as many categories as possible.

These steps may seem like common sense, but as we stated before, many people just go with the first or cheapest Markham plumber they see a listing for. Take the extra time to do the research and you’ll be much happier in the long run.