You may have been washing the dishes in your kitchen sink when you’ve noticed that the water in it won’t go down despite having pulled its stopper. You’ve opened your bathroom shower as well, but water just rose on the floor. So you tried using a plunger, but the stagnant water still didn’t go away. Pouring muriatic acid on your clogged drains didn’t work either. There’s only one thing left for you to do: Get in touch with a plumbing company. But as it might be your first time to do so, here are some tips for you to apply when finding the best plumbing company that can take care of your house’s clogged drains:
Look for a plumbing company online, or ask for recommendations
Finding a plumbing company who can take care of your house’s clogged drains is now just a Google search away. But whichever website you’ll visit to look for a plumbing company, you’ll want to do more than just skimming. In fact, you should take your time when looking for a plumbing company online and read reviews about them as well as ratings that their previous customers had given them. The best plumbing companies will have several positive reviews and higher ratings.
Aside from online recommendations, you can also seek plumbing company referrals from anyone you know near your residence who had hired one before to fix their house’s plumbing system.
Ensure the plumbing company has plumbers who are licensed and insured
Once you’ve added a few plumbing companies to your shortlist, you should contact each of them and ask as many questions as possible. After all, you’ll want to get to know each of them better as a mistake from them can cost you a lot of money. One of the most important questions that you should ask a plumbing company is their plumbers’ state license numbers. Once you’ve done that, you should then check the validity of those license numbers by consulting your local government or trade-regulating body website. You’ll also have to check if those license numbers have received any complaints before. Another important question that you should ask a plumbing company is if their plumbers carry both workers’ compensation and general liability insurance with them at all times. The former type of insurance covers them financially if they get injured while fixing your clogged drains. On the other hand, the latter type of insurance covers you financially if you or anyone else living with you had gotten injured while the plumbing company that you decided to hire was fixing your clogged drains, or if the plumbers themselves had accidentally damaged your drains or any other part of your house while removing clogs.
Don’t just settle for a plumbing company that offers the lowest prices for their drain clog removal service.
Not all plumbing companies put an equal price for the services they offer. Some of them might be too expensive for you, so you might get tempted to simply hire a plumbing company who can fix your clogged drains for cheap.
However, just because a plumbing company has the cheapest drain clog removal service available doesn’t mean that they’d do a good job at it. To give you an idea as to how much a plumbing company should charge you for their drain clog removal service, having a clogged drain can cost you between 100 and 400 U.S. dollars depending on the severity of the said problem. If a plumbing company is charging you less than 100 U.S. dollars for fixing your clogged drains, you should forget about hiring them and move on to the next one in your shortlist.
Paying for the services of a plumbing company – particularly one based in the Ontario area – is worth it as they can take care of any clogged drain Toronto residents such as yourself. If you’ve got a clogged drain in your house but you’re clueless as to which plumbing company to hire, you’ll want to follow the above-listed tips on how to find the best one. After all, you can’t afford to risk your health as well as that of everyone else living with you all because of a clogged drain.
Author Bio: Gregory Mills is a contributor for Advanced Plumbing Drains and Heating, and he is known for his unique and creative take on his pieces. As a writer, he understands the need for content to be interesting and informative at the same time, and as such Gregory always tries to find ways to make his pieces something his readers would appreciate. He loves grilling when he has the time.