Three Tips to Finding the Best Plumber
Whether you need emergency plumbing services, sink installation, rooter services, or leak detection, you have so many residential plumbing companies to choose from in Arkansas. They all have to complete the same training processes and licensure requirements, and most will do quality work for you at a competitive price. But, ultimately, the choice is yours, and yours alone. How do you go about finding the best plumber for your needs?
Ray Lusk Plumbing has been in continuous operation since 1980, and we owe our longevity to large amounts of repeat and referral business. But before you hire us, we encourage you to shop around, and do your homework. Any reputable company will be happy to provide you with a list of recent references, and you should also do your research with the Better Business Bureau, and on sites like Angie’s List.
Here are a few things that you should look for as you shop around:
Experience – The number of years that a company has been in business doesn’t tell you everything, but it tells you a lot! There are definitely a lot of new companies out there that do some great work, but there’s simply no substitute for experience, especially if the job suddenly becomes more complicated than you originally expected!
Flat Rate Pricing – We bill for our services by the job, and not by the hour. This enables us to be more transparent when estimating and billing. This is becoming more and more common for skilled labor, and allows for consumers to make informed hiring decisions. You shouldn’t automatically assume that a company is crooked if they bill by the hour, but even when the number of labor hours is agreed on beforehand, if something comes up and the job winds up taking longer, your bill can very quickly spiral out of control!
Service after the sale – The goal of any installation or repair job is to fix the problem on the first visit, but even the most experienced plumbers make mistakes. If the company that you’re hiring doesn’t guarantee their work, you owe it to yourself to keep shopping!
To schedule a service appointment or an estimate, contact us online, or at 501-664-0940 in central Arkansas or 479-287-0420 in northwest Arkansas.