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Plumbing is a very essential aspect of your home. If the system malfunctions or isn’t installed properly, you’ll experience leaks, water damage, and other such problems. You need to have a reliable and trustworthy plumber on hand but finding one isn’t easy. This is a highly competitive and profitable market so even a cursory Internet search would provide you with hundreds of results. Unfortunately not all plumbers are trustworthy so here are some things you need look out for.
Licenses and Insurance
Most plumbing companies will claim that they’re licensed and insured. Unfortunately, most clients don’t know what kind of licenses a plumber needs to operate in Ottawa and other municipalities. Here’s a list of licenses that the best plumbing services have:
- ENG license
- Plumbing License
- Master Plumbing License
- Fire Protection Technician License
Plumbers also need to have a General Liability Insurance, which will cover expenses in case of accidents and other such problems. You should hire a plumber with a decent amount of insurance coverage to protect your interests.
Most plumbing services don’t require sophisticated tools or skills. For example, a plumber doesn’t need a fancy gadget to replace a washer in a leaking faucet. However, when you choose a plumber, you should consider the range of services they offer. After all, if you find someone reliable, you might want to stick with them. Here’s a list of services the best plumbers will offer:
- Drain services like catch basin cleaning, clogged toilets, and sinks, drain line cleaning, drain line inspection, high-pressure water jetting, basement flooding, etc.
- Plumbing services like bio cleaning, frozen pipes, new installations, water heaters, softeners, filtration, pipe noises, renovations, etc.
- Fire sprinkler systems repairs and installations.
- Swimming pool mechanical room upgrades, winterizing, etc.
The best plumbing services will have websites that explain their service offerings in clear detail. You can also call them and ask what kind of services they offer. Be sure you choose a plumbing company that will respond to emergencies and has a dedicated emergency phone line. Many plumbing problems occur unexpectedly and need to be addressed immediately so a reliable emergency response option is absolutely essential.
Our expert plumbers at Dr. Pipe Drain and Plumbing Services will be happy to answer any questions you have so give them a call at 613 791 5777 or contact them through the contact form today!