It seems like there are as many plumbers in the Sacramento area as there are plumbing problems to be solved (and trust us, both are legion). On one hand, Ace Plumbing welcomes the diversity of choice, and the competition that comes with it — it keeps us on our toes. On the other hand, we want Sacramento residents to make the right choice, even if they’re not among our customers. With that in mind, we’ve developed a simple questionnaire to identify the best plumber near you.
Who Are You?
You’re likely to begin with a little background research. Come up with a list of three to five plumbers to reach out to. Check reviews online, talk to friends, and get in touch with the plumbing companies as well. Not only will you want to ask the questions below, you’ll also want to see how well you get along with the people on the other end of the line; they should treat you with respect and answer your questions in full without being evasive.
Are Your Papers in Order?
It can be tempting to contact a handyman when you need a minor plumbing repair or fixture installation. Regardless of the size of your project, you want to be sure that the person you’re trusting to enter your home and get the job done has the qualifications to do it right and the insurance to safeguard against potential mishaps. Ace Plumbing is licensed and insured!
Can You Handle My Project?
Some plumbers do just fine when it comes to a toilet replacement, dishwasher installation, or a new water heater. But when it comes to more complex problems like backflow prevention or a slab leak, these “experts” have to call the experts. You want a plumber that has the tools, knowledge, and experience to handle any issue that may arise.
Who Do I Call if Something Goes Wrong?
A good plumber backs their work, and will give you that backing in writing. A better plumber is also on call when something goes wrong, even — or especially — if it happens at an inopportune time.
What Will This Cost?
Nobody likes surprises. A written estimate of all work done, from diagnosing the problem, to repair and the cleanup after, is an absolute must. For larger projects, like a renovation or remodel, how cost overruns will be handled (which can happen when we find more extensive damage, or if you decide to change course on your project in mid-stream) should also be spelled out as part of a written contract. As SFGate points out, it’s as much for the plumber’s protection as yours, so if a plumber’s skittish about a written estimate, look elsewhere.
What Else Can You Do for Me?
At first blush, this might seem like an odd question to ask. But if you find a plumber you trust, it’s worth keeping them on call for other projects as well. We don’t do windows (sorry), but Ace Plumbing covers a wider range of projects than some of our competitors:
- Heating and air conditioning tune-ups
- Furnace and air conditioner repairs
- HVAC installations
- And more!
Your home or business deserves the best, and that’s what you’ll always get from Ace Plumbing Heating and Air Conditioning. We leverage our knowledge and experience to address a wide variety of home and business plumbing needs, and a whole lot more. Whether you’d like to learn more about us, or if you need to take advantage of our 24/7 emergency service, call xxx today. Even if you don’t have a plumbing problem right now, it’s always good to have a plumber on speed dial just in case!