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What Should I Look For When Hiring a Plumber?


Winchester PlumberEveryone is going to need a plumber at some point in their life. Whether it be something relatively simple like a blocked sink or toilet that just won’t come unclogged or something way more complicated like replacing pipe that is buried somewhere in the front yard, a plumber is someone that will save you some frustration with the task at hand. There are things to consider before hiring a plumber though and knowing what to look for is very important.


A plumber should be licensed. The requirements for obtaining a plumber’s license is different depending on what state the plumber opens shop in. But the bottom line is that there will be some conditions that the plumber must meet before he is able to obtain a plumber’s license and knowing your plumber has met those conditions will give you peace of mind and let you know that the plumber is not a fly by night amateur.


Accidents happen! Plumbing is a business that is wet, very wet at times. Make sure that your plumber is properly insured so that if something unexpected occurs and your property is damaged that you will be reimbursed. A plumber should have insurance that covers the specific type of work that they do and the insurance they have should be purchased from a reputable company.

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There is no substitute for on the job training when it comes to plumbing. Plumbers go through an extensive amount of class room training and they also go through an apprenticeship. Time on the job is how plumbers learn the ins and outs of tools and equipment. An experienced plumber will have dealt with the same plumbing issues over and over and this amount of seasoned skill is hard to duplicate. You want someone that will be able to assess a problem and fix it within a reasonable amount of time.

Hiring a plumber is a big deal. Make sure that you hire one that is licensed, insured, and has plenty of on the job experience. Your home is a valuable asset and needs to be protected as much as possible. Hiring a plumber with the right tools and know how is a must!

We want to make sure our Winchester customers are happy, so leave the plumbing projects up to Powell’s Plumbing. Don’t delay and call 540-665-8196 today!

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