Hiring a commercial plumber for your business is not the same as hiring one for your home. You may have a lot riding on the plumbing work that affects your bottom line. You want to make sure you get someone who can do the job right.
So, you need to shop around. Here are some important questions to ask commercial plumbers to help you decide if you want to hire them.
Is the plumber licensed and insured, and what kind of experience does he have?
If the plumber is licensed, his work is much more likely to meet all applicable plumbing and building codes. You should make sure he has liability insurance as well. This will protect both you and the plumber if he should make a mistake somewhere.
You also need to check on how much experience the plumber has with your particular type of plumbing. He should be experienced with all types of businesses, but, naturally, there are many different kinds of businesses and each has different plumbing needs, so you check as well the amount of experience the plumber has for your particular type of business.
Is there a fee for getting an estimate?
Some plumbing companies charge a fee to have the plumber come out and make an inspection of the problem and you need to find out up front if the company has such a fee and what it is. This is work that occurs before any repairs or installations are even done.
How will the plumbing company bill you – with an hourly rate or a flat fee?
Again, find out up front how you will be charged. Does the price quoted include parts and labor? Does the company charge by the hour?
Find out how long the company has been in business and get a few references.
A company that has been operating for a longer period of time is more likely to have people with more experience, plumbers who have an established record of service.
You may also want to get a few names of other places serviced by the company and find out what their experience has been.
What kind of warranty does the company offer?
What kind of guarantee does the company offer for the job it does? There should be some type of warranty for the service. How long is the warranty good for?
When you need professional plumbing services for your business, make sure you hire an experienced plumbing company and contact Plumbing Dynamics. Call us at 214-929-3431 to learn more.