Before you hire a professional plumber, you should ask several questions to help you get the best possible service. By asking questions, you can ensure you secure reliable, experienced, and trustworthy service.


  1. Are You Licensed?
    As with any contractor, request information regarding proof of licensing and insurance. Many unlicensed contractors may mean well, but they cannot provide you with the same level of service as a professionally licensed plumber. Experience and qualifications are equally important, and once you have verified the appropriate licensing and insurance coverage, you can begin to ask after these qualities.
  2. Does Your Company Have a Master Plumber on Staff?
    Plumbers have ranks, such as journeyman or master. A plumbing company should have at least one master plumber on its staff, and every plumbing technician should be qualified to handle nearly any residential plumbing job. A well-equipped plumber can help you with new fixture installations, repairs, and more.
  3. Do You Have References?
    Don’t be afraid to ask your plumber for references from previous jobs. Great plumbers will be more than happy to provide you with a list of previous customers. A plumber that has been around for a long period of time has been serving his customers well in order to maintain business.
  4. How Long Have You Been in Business?
    Ask how long the company has been in business and when their most recent job was. A good plumber will be doing business every day and has several years of experience.
  5. Do You Have a Local Office?
    Finally, determine if your plumber has a local office. Quality local plumbing companies are a part of their community and have the appropriate licensing to operate in your area.