We proudly serve the community of Elkton, MD and are happy to be your local plumber. We handle a wide range of plumbing needs including simple clogged drains to the installation of new tankless hot water heaters and everything in between.
How to Find a Really Good Elkton Plumber
Usually, the need for a plumber will come unannounced. Making a good choice on a plumber is essential to getting your home’s plumbing systems back on the right track. Don’t just pick the first name you see on the Internet or in the yellow pages – take a few minutes to make an educated plumbing decision. There are, unfortunately, many less-than-perfect plumbers out there, and so steering clear of them and heading to an honest professional plumber should be your goal.
These steps will help you navigate your way to a really good plumber:
Carefully read the basic information about a plumber. Find out details such as how long they’ve been in the plumbing industry, their level of experience with your type of plumbing issue (some plumbers may focus more on commercial premises, or installation of plumbing in new homes, for example).
Read the online plumbing reviews. This is where previous customers get to tell you about their experiences with a plumber. A really good plumber should have left a long trail of happy customers. Don’t be alarmed if the odd review is less than 100% praise – it’s impossible to make all the people happy all the time. But just be sure you are comfortable with what people say.
Check out their social media presence. Not all plumbers will be highly active online, but many will often have a Facebook page or even Twitter account. These can give you an idea of how proactive the plumber is when interacting with customers. A recently updated page can be an indicator they are actively seeking out new business.
Make an enquiry, either by email or phone, stating your exact needs, and asking for a formal plumbing quote. A reliable plumber will be more than happy to provide you with a no-obligation quote in writing. Make a note of their response time, because this could indicate how responsive they will be should you have a plumbing problem with their work. It should be relatively easy to directly compare the quotes from multiple plumbers – you are, after all, seeking exactly the same work from each plumber. The prices quoted should be transparent and include all fees and taxes. Don’t be tripped up by hidden costs after you hire a plumber!
If a license to carry out this type of work is needed in your jurisdiction, make sure they have the correct paperwork. This might be a general business license or an industry-specific accreditation. They should also have liability insurance in case something goes wrong with their work. In many areas this is a legal requirement. Because of the nature of plumbing work, a bad installation can prove highly costly for even a simple plumbing mistake, with water damage being extensive. Be sure they’re covered for all possible plumbing disasters.