Do you have a plumbing emergency and don’t have the skills to do the repairs yourself? You will need to search for Ottawa plumbers who will come out to your home 24 hours a day. Many plumbers provide this type of emergency service, but you may have to pay additional fees. When you have an emergency plumbing issue, you may not feel you have the time to do an extensive search for a plumber. This is understandable, however, there are still a few factors to consider before hiring someone to perform emergency plumbing repairs.
Even if your pipes burst in the middle of the night, take a few minutes to call friends or family and see if they know of a good plumber. This is certainly better than just picking someone out of the directory.
If you have a little more time, check with local realtors and ask them who they recommend when a homeowner needs plumbing repairs before selling. You could also check with a local hardware store and ask them for a recommendation.
When you have a couple of names, check online to see if there are any reviews on the plumbers or the company. There should also be a website for the company or the individual plumber. Read the content to get a feel for their work.
All plumbers should be licensed to perform the work and this information is usually listed on their website. If not, be sure and ask for a copy of their license before hiring anyone.
Another indicator of experience is how long the plumber’s been in business. Again, this may be on their website. If it isn’t, ask the plumber. While it is no guarantee of professionalism, someone who has been in business for many years is usually experienced and does good work.
Even for an emergency repair, ask the plumber for an estimate before authorizing them to start work. They should be able to take a look at your plumbing system and the problem and provide you a quote on parts and labor. Also, ask if the plumber or the company has insurance. They should carry workman compensation insurance in case they get hurt while doing repairs. They should also have general liability insurance which will cover any damage they may cause while doing repairs.
Finding Ottawa plumbers when you have an emergency doesn’t have to be difficult. Check with people you know for recommendations and then make a few calls to see who will provide you a quote.