In any work, you may need in your home and business that needs hiring of the services of another person; you just need to establish some practical yet necessary preliminary requirement before you let the work start. To help you in this area, we have set the things you need to consider in hiring a plumber.
- Certification and License
Before jumping into getting someone’s services, you must check first if the person you will hire has a certificate to do the job or if they are licensed in their field. Don’t be among those people who hire plumbers who are not licensed to do the work and regret it later.
That is why being an employer; you must not get shy to ask if they are licensed or not. This is only for your intention to protect your interest.
- Partial Cost Or Total Cost
After you have picked the licensed plumber to do the job in your home, you must first get an estimation of the cost. It is important too that you will get clarification if the estimation is just a partial fix on the damage or the total cost of it. To avoid misunderstanding on this issue, make sure you keep notes on what you need to get done with the plumber that you hire so that you can go through it had it overcharge you or if the plumber will not fix the things you had agreed before you had let the work begin.
- Service Fee
It is also important to ask about the plumber’s service fee before anything else. This will give you clearer perception if you must agree or not with the charge the plumber will collect after the job has been done. It is important to know too if the service fee will be calculated on hourly base or it is a fixed rate for the whole job, already. If I were you, for you to let the plumber do the work unsupervised go for the fixed rate since it does not matter anymore if you will attend him or not for as long as he finished the job, then it is all that is needed. While in the hourly rate, the plumber can tend to kill the time to charge you long hours of service.
- Payment Schedule
It is also important that you will know when you are going to pay for their services. Will the plumber ask a weekly wage for the work he had done, or he will collect all the service fee at the end of the work? Knowing this beforehand will save you from getting short of budget or hassle of going to the bank had you not have ready cash for the payment on the day the plumber might ask his service fee.
- Warranty Of Work
To protect and tell that you have paid for the value of your money, a good plumber can offer you a one week warranty of work done. If there be setbacks and trouble again, you are free to call them again without charging additional service fee but not to the extent that they will free you with some plumbing parts that might be needed in addition to work.
When you consider these criteria before hiring the plumber that you have contacted, you will be saved from misunderstanding and arguments due to some work undone or over-charge fee issues.