Repiping your home is a big job, and it’s one that you shouldn’t trust to just any plumber. You need to find a reputable repiping plumber from a highly respected repiping company, and you need to interview these prospects thoroughly. Repiping is a big investment, and it’s a job that will have a big impact on the health of your home.
Here are four important questions you should ask any repiping specialist you are considering hiring:
Are You Licensed?
Licensed professionals are those who have met the minimum requirements for education, training, and experience, and they have made the point of seeking and paying for professional licensure. These are the professionals who are truly committed to their practice and to being the best they can be. When it comes to a job as complex and consequential as repiping, you need a professional who is fully trained, experienced and licensed.
Always ask a potential repiping plumber whether he or she is licensed, and then take the time to follow up and confirm that the license is registered and is current.
Is This the Total Cost?
Some plumbers will give you an estimate over the phone, without ever even looking at your plumbing. How can they know the cost of the job before looking at your house and determining its special needs? Make sure the repiping specialist is looking at your home and your current system before giving you an estimate.
When you do get that estimate, make sure that it includes everything the job will need, including the materials, the labor, and any contingency repairs. You don’t want to be surprised by a much larger bill after the work is done.
When is Payment Due?
Never ever give a repiping specialist or any other home specialist the full payment for a job before the job is finished – let alone before it’s even begun. If someone asks you to do this, run in the opposite direction and never look back. However, you may be asked to make a deposit before the work can begin, and you may be asked to make payments as certain milestones are reached on the project.
Make sure you know when payment will be due and how much will be due at each date. Don’t let there be any mystery about when you are paying and how much.
Who’s Doing the Work?
The person you interview may not be the person who repipes your house. You may be surprised to see that another employee comes to your home to do the work. You may be even more surprised to learn that the person who shows up to do the work isn’t even an employee of the repiping company, but is a subcontractor instead. Many companies hire out work to subcontractors, and they don’t even tell their customers that this is what they’ll be doing ahead of time.
Always ask the person you are interviewing exactly who will be doing the work. Never assume that the person you are interviewing – the person whose credentials you are checking – will be the one to work on your home. Always ask first.
Repiping your home can help you save a lot of money on water bills and potentially catastrophic repairs to your plumbing or even your home. Talk to a repiping plumber to find out if your home needs to be repiped. Make sure you are asking these questions to ensure that you are getting the best repiping specialist you can afford so that you make the best investment for your home. You’ll be rewarded with a strong and safe plumbing system for decades to come.
In California, Integrity Repipe is the repiping company that residents trust. Our repiping specialists are all fully trained, experienced, and licensed, and they are committed to performing the highest quality work possible. They will give you a comprehensive evaluation and a fair estimate, and they will ensure that you have all the information that you need to make the best decision for your plumbing. Put an end to high water bills, poor water pressure, and foul-smelling water. Call us today to schedule a consultation with a trusted repiping specialist.
Published by – Integrity Repipe Inc
Integrity Repipe Inc – Aliso Viejo, CA
27068 La Paz Rd #771
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656