Whether you need to make a repair or you want to expand your plumbing system, hiring a plumber is a big responsibility. You have to make sure that they can do the job properly and provide you with all the services and support you deserve. Here's what the plumbing contractor you decide to hire should be able to offer you:

A Free In-Home Consultation

One basic service that the plumbing contractor you hire should offer is a free in-home consultation. You shouldn't have to pay just to have your plumbing system looked at or to figure out whether a plumber can even complete the project that you're looking to have completed.

The plumber you decide to work with should come to your home, inspect your plumbing system, determine whether they can do the job you want to hire them for, and provide you with repair recommendations that need to be done, if necessary. And they shouldn't charge any fees until they place a bid for your job and you accept it.

An Accurate Quote Guarantee

You should also be able to expect the plumbing contractor you hire to provide you with not only an accurate quote for the work you want done, but also a guarantee for the quote that you receive. When you plumber shows up for your free consultation, they should be able to tell you how much the plumbing job you want to complete will cost you so you can budget accordingly. By getting a quote guarantee from your plumber, you'll know that you won't have to pay more than the quote amount when all is said and done.

A Licensed Support Team

If the plumber you decide to hire has to bring along a support crew to complete your plumbing project, everyone on the crew should be properly trained, licensed, and certified by an accredited plumbing school. During your initial consultation meeting, ask your plumber to provide you with the credentials for anyone on their support team who will be accompanying them to complete your plumbing project. This will allow you to confirm that the plumber and everyone on their team has the qualifications that you expect before making any serious work commitments.

Maintenance Plan Options

The plumber you end up hiring should also be able to offer you ongoing maintenance plan options so you won't have to worry about how to keep your plumbing system in good shape over the coming years. Purchasing a maintenance plan from your plumber will shift the responsibility of keeping your plumbing system in proper working order to your plumber. You won't have to worry about scheduling maintenance appointments, crawling under your house for inspections, or tearing a wall apart to make a repair.

Contact professional plumbing contractors for more information.