Red Flags to Avoid When Choosing a Plumbing Contractor

Here at On-Deck Plumbing, we know that you care about your home or business, and that you want to keep it in the best possible shape. A big part of taking care of your property is hiring the right professionals to do repairs or maintenance. If you are looking for a plumbing contractor, read this article to find out three red flags to watch out for.

  • No License or Insurance. The first red flag you should watch out for in a plumbing contractor is working without the proper license or insurance. A plumber who operates without a license can offer no guarantee that they can do the work, and one who works without proper insurance will leave you financially liable for any damages that occur during the project. If a contractor candidate can’t provide this documentation, you should take your business elsewhere.
  • Lack of Proper Tools. Another warning sign that a plumbing contractor can’t deliver the results you need is a lack of proper tools for the job. An established contractor won’t work with a handful of tools they keep in a pickup truck but will instead have an array of equipment and a professional box truck or van. Proper tools include not just wrenches and plumbing snakes, but also modern scoping equipment to find any problems in your pipes or sewers. We at On-Deck Plumbing have all the right equipment to handle any plumbing issue you may be experiencing.
  • Blind Estimates. A third red flag in a plumbing contractor is a willingness to give a price estimate for a job without even seeing the problem. While experienced plumbers like our team at On-Deck Plumbing should be familiar with the typical costs involved, reputable ones would rather inspect the problem in person before quoting a definite price.