There are lots of home owners who never think on emergency plumber till any event take place and they need it. In emergency situation every second and minute is very important so you have to ask certain questions before appoint any plumber just to avoid unnecessary fees.
Before appointing emergency plumber you have to consider following points:
- Response time
- Parts and permits
You have to ask emergency plumber if he have license of the state. All licensed plumbers have to clear the written test at Tafe and do apprenticeship which takes around 4 years to complete just to make you know that they have skills and enough knowledge about this profession.
Business license is different thing from plumbing business license, so don’t get confuse. Business license mean that a business can be run in a state where as plumbing business license shows the qualification and necessary requirement need for plumbing.
Plumber must have both things liability insurance and worker compensation. Worker compensation covers employees and emergency plumber in injury situation. Without this insurance, house owner can be responsible for bills and other charges.
Liability insurance pays for damages and repairs in time of emergency plumber situation. If the plumber causes damage to your house while resolving any problem, this insurance covers the cost of this damage.
Plumbers without worker insurance and liability insurance are cheaper because they don’t need to pay huge premiums.
You have to ask from emergency plumbing company how soon they can resolve the issue, they are on call 24/7, but if they are at a long distance to reach your house, so response from them can be delayed. If you have water leakage problem, then delays in response can drive lot of dollar damage to your house.
You have to ask them about hourly charges and check if plumber can give you the full estimate on call. There are lots of plumbers which do not give estimate without seeing the issue but you have to ask a rough estimate for your problem.
There are lots of emergency plumbers who also charge a service call in addition to hourly rates.
You have to ask them what type of payment is acceptable for them cash on invoice, checks or credit cards.
Now ask them about the warranty of labor and parts. Manufacturer usually covers the warranty and plumbing service warrant the work.
Ask them about if they have common parts in their stock or they will get from the store.
If the permits are necessary then will plumber take it? There are lots of plumbers who will arrange the permits because they know the permit method very well.