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How to Make Sure You’re Hiring the Right Plumber


Hiring anyone to come to do specialized work for you can be hassle, but finding a trustworthy plumber holds a unique kind of terror for a homeowner. Fears of shoddy workmanship leading to costly repairs down the road or being raking over the coals when the bill comes are just a few of the nightmares that haunt anyone that needs their plumbing worked on. However, as the consumer, you do have some ways of making sure that your plumbing nightmares do not become your reality.

The Internet is a brilliant resource of information and can equip you with the knowledge you need to pick the plumber that will do the job right. Even if you prefer to look through your phonebook to find local plumbers, be sure to search the plumber’s or plumbing company’s name online and see what comes up. Typically, you will find reviews of their service from other homeowners just like you who will give you the unadulterated truth about the specialist in question. Websites such as and can contain helpful insight into the reputation of the independent contractor or company in question.

The Better Business Bureau has been a long-trusted resource in the fight to keep consumers alerted to scams, backwards dealings, and just plain and simple bad business practices. Use the Better Business Bureau’s search function to do research on your local plumbers. You will be able to quickly find out if anyone that has hired them has had any complaints about their services and why. You will also be able to access that they have the proper certifications for being a plumber.

There are a lot of people with vans calling themselves plumbers that are, in reality, nothing more than regular Joes with jack-of-all-trades skill levels. You do not want that guy costing you hundreds or perhaps even thousands of dollars in water and repair bills just because they do not know what they are doing. Do your homework before you hire and you will be able to sleep easy knowing that your pipes and your wallet are in careful professional hands.

Are you in need of a plumber? Call Powell’s Plumbing, your friendly Winchester plumber, at 540-665-8196 and schedule a service call today!

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