As you prepare your home for the holidays, one topic you’ll want to pay special attention to is your plumbing. Is it ready to handle guests if you’re hosting the holidays at your house? Are there any repairs that you’ve been saying should be done by the new year? Last but not least, do you have a plumber in mind to help if an emergency arises? Considering that your plumbing system can make or break your home (and inevitably your holiday), it’s extremely important to have a plumber lined up, especially during one of the busiest times of the year.
5 Questions You Should Ask in a Plumbing Emergency:
- Are you available for emergency service?
If you ask us, this is probably the most important. Right off the bat, you’ll need to know if the company is available to help you when most businesses are scheduled to be closed for the holidays. If you’re vetting your plumber pre-emergency (which we suggest!), you’ll want to know if your plumber is available after business hours, in case a plumbing problem pops up overnight.
- What is the average cost of services?
While you want to look for an affordable plumber, keep in mind that unusually low prices are a red flag. In addition to the actual cost, you’ll want to know when you’ll find out what you owe. Especially since this can be a tough time of year on your wallet, you don’t want to wind up with costs that you can’t cover because you weren’t prepared for them from the start.
- Are you licensed?
You always want to choose a plumber that is licensed to perform work. This will help you rest assured knowing that they are 110% qualified to complete the job.
- Do you offer any warranties?
If something breaks or isn’t working properly after the first round of service, you’ll want to know whether or not the company will come back to fix it. A company that doesn’t stand by their work or guarantee their services is one that probably isn’t too reliable.
- How long have you been in business?
Finally, you should make it a point to learn more about the company so that you can get an accurate description of their experience. The longer a company has been in business, the better — experience plays a huge role in their ability to complete a job successfully!
If you’re located in Orange County, California and need a plumber over the holidays, we encourage you to choose Barker and Sons Plumbing & Rooter. We’re available for service 24/7, offer upfront pricing, are licensed, guarantee 100% of the services we perform and have been in business for over 30 years! Truth be told, our services just can’t be beaten.