What to Look For in a Plumber


Every homeowner will need a plumber at some point in their lives. It’s just an unfortunate fact that plumbing will need to be repaired or maintained throughout your time in your house. If you’re looking for a plumber Savannah GA has some of the best professionals in the country, but you have to know what things to consider when hiring one. 

License and Certifications

The first thing to ask a plumber about is their license. You do not want to hire a plumber that isn’t licensed because you don’t know whether an unlicensed plumber knows what they’re doing or not. You might end up with an even bigger problem on your hands if you hire a plumber that doesn’t have a license to prove they’ve undergone the proper training and certification requirements to get licensed. You should also ask about any certifications they have, especially if you need work on certain equipment.


Everyone makes mistakes, even professional plumbers, but the reputable companies have insurance to cover the cost of any damage resulting from their errors. Legitimate companies will provide their insurance coverage limits upfront so that you don’t have to worry about something happening and you being required to pay for repairs out of your pocket. A company that doesn’t want to give you their insurance information could be hiding the fact that they don’t have any. It’s best to move onto another company in this case.

Business Hours

If you have a plumbing problem that occurs during regular business hours, you’ll be able to find numerous professionals that can help you out. But if your plumbing disaster occurs in the middle of the night or on weekends, you’ll want a plumber that offers 24-hour emergency services. This doesn’t mean that your plumber must offer emergency services, but it does mean that you should have an emergency plumber’s number available in case your regular plumber doesn’t operate outside of regular business hours.

Online Reviews

As with anything, online reviews don’t tell the whole store about a plumbing company, but they do tell at least part of it. If a company has dozens of bad reviews, there’s probably some truth to the thought that they don’t always do a good job. On the other hand, if a company has hundreds of positive reviews over a long period of time, it’s a fair bet that they try to make sure every customer is satisfied with their services. Look for companies that respond to their customers’ reviews, whether those reviews are negative or positive to see how the company deals with potential problems. This will clue you in on their customer service and responsiveness, both of which are important when considering a plumber.


You should never choose a plumber just because they have the lowest rates. This is because those low rates you see on their website or you get over the phone may not be what you actually end up paying. Instead, you want a plumber who is transparent about their rates and can assure you that you won’t pay any more than what you’re quoted. 


Choosing a plumber can be a daunting experience, but by taking the time to carefully research the plumbing companies in your area, you can be sure you’ll get a reliable, professional, and experienced plumber who can take care of any plumbing problem you encounter.


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