Just about everyone these days is considering doing some improvement to their property, so it’s no surprise that many of us in the area are looking for ways to find and leverage a strong Burlingame home improvement plumber. As a leading Burlingame home improvement plumber, we’ve created this guide to help you understand how you can identify a strong home improvement plumber and avoid weak ones.
If you have specific questions or want to talk to someone directly, don’t hesitate to call us or email us right away ‒ we’re always happy to hear from you and will be glad to help you out as soon as possible.
Your Plumber Must Have a Strong Background
The most important place to start when sourcing a good home improvement plumber is to look for someone with a strong track record of success, like our team at Performance Plumbing.
Look for a team that has a strong overall rating on Yelp, as well as strong customer reviews that contain specific details. A strong rating from the Better Business Bureau doesn’t hurt either.
Stay away from plumbers that don’t have any reviews online or who have too many negative reviews ‒ in our experience, they’re more of a gamble when it comes to the results you’re going to get.
Your Plumber Must Have Relevant Project Experience
Go beyond overall ratings and reviews, and focus in on the actual work you want to have done. If you have a specific vision for a specific project like a particular faucet and countertop you want to have installed, see if they’ve done similar faucet and countertop work in the past.
If you want to go a step further and be really thorough, you can ask and see if the plumber can provide photo examples of past work. Not every plumber will be able to provide photos of every project they did that is relevant to the work you need done, but at the same time a picture can be worth a thousand words so it’s worth a shot.
A Good Plumber Adds Value to the Process
A plumber that just nods and repeats what you say isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but a really strong plumber can help make recommendations that add value to the process.
Don’t be afraid to ask the plumber for their insight, perspective and recommendations. In doing so, you can get a sense of how much they know based on the strength of the suggestions they make and the thoroughness of their answers. If the plumber can’t really describe a good process or make good suggestions, they might not be a great choice.
A Good Plumber is Respectful of Your Time and Space
If you’re having multiple conversations with the plumber or even had them inspect your bathroom to provide an estimate, don’t overlook how punctual they are. If they’re super late, or don’t respect your privacy and property, they may behave the same way throughout the entire duration of the project. If you’re even slightly irritated by that, you may want to find a plumber who is more respectful since these irritations can become exacerbated over the full length of the project.
The Plumber Should Provide a Free, Reliable Estimate
At Performance Plumbing, we always provide our Burlingame customers with free estimates up front and we’re known for sticking to our estimates. Give us a call today or send us an email if you’re interested in learning more and we’ll help you out right away!