Even after reading about the topic of DIY plumbing, you will still require an experienced plumber to handle complex plumbing problems.  After all, there is only so much knowledge that you can attain about plumbing by reading online, which isn’t a substitute for years’ worth of experience and training a licensed plumber has gone through.

But before you hire any plumber, you will need guidance on how to choose the right one for your home improvement needs, so that you can get quality plumbing repair services at the best rates.  Here are 5 things you should do before hiring a plumber.

Check their ability – You may be trying looking to save on your home improvement expenses, but doing so at the expense of quality will be one way to ruin your home improvement efforts.  Most plumbers charge an hourly rate, so don’t just go for one that is charging the lowest.  Instead, hire a plumber based on his reputation or level of customer satisfaction.  Be sure to go around and ask friends and family members for a professional they can recommend. Getting referrals from them will ensure that you will get quality plumbing repair services.

Check their license  – In California, plumbers are required to hold a valid license.  Go to cslb.ca.gov and check their license.  While you are on the internet please also check if the plumber you want to use has a record of complaints.

Plan for your plumbers visit  – If you are sure about hiring a plumber, why not prepare for their visit by taking the time to go through your basement, bathrooms, kitchen, and living room to see if there are any puddles of water and signs of rust and burst pipes. This way, you could get your plumber to handle all the problems at once.

Get more than one estimate – It’s a good idea to get at least three estimates from different plumbers before you decide on hiring one.  This gives you a general idea about the costs involved in the plumbing tasks.  Be critical of plumbers who charge you too low.  They may be looking to cut corners and might give you a substandard plumbing service.

Consider warranty  – It’s part of a plumber’s work ethics to guarantee the quality of their work.  In most cases, a one year warranty is enough to cover the work of the plumber.  This also helps give you a level of contentment that, should things get out of hand, the plumber will be willing to fix the plumbing problem without any additional charges.  Be sure to ask your plumber for warranty.  If they don’t offer one you are wise to move on to another plumber.

The best thing to do if you need the services of a plumber is to simply call Top Rank Home Services.  We have a licensed plumber that can handle that issue for you and we have the warranty, experience and background you need at a price that will make you smile!   We are Top Rank Home & Construction Services.  We serve you in the Elk Grove, Galt, Lodi, Stockton and Modesto areas with HAVC, Roofing, Windows, Insulation, Plumbing, Lighting, Concrete, Painting and Construction Services.  Call us at 916-667-3399 or at 209-251-7474 or just visit www.toprankhomeservices.com  We are the team with a plan!