There are a number of plumbing companies in Fort Lauderdale. Out of all the plumbing companies in Broward county, Bob Smith Plumbing has proven to have top rated customer satisfaction. In South Florida, customer satisfaction goes along way in making your plumbing process stressfree. The best way to find a professional plumber is by conducting an interview. The following are some points that will help you to make a good and informed decision during the interview process with a potential plumber before you entrust him / her with some of the most important plumbing fixtures of your home.
The first thing you have to find out is whether the potential plumber is a licensed plumber in the state of Florida. He / she should be able to provide you with a copy of the license or, at least, the license number. Verify the license number in the DBPR (Department of Business and Professional Regulation) website. Check for any complaints and how it was handled as well. You can also search for information about the plumber’s company in Better Business Bureau website as well. You don’t have to dismiss the potential plumber as soon as you find a complaint, rather see how the complaint was handled. If it was handled well that made the customer happy, then you can consider to hire the plumber. A professional plumber will have no problem sharing any of the information with you.
Ask the potential plumber for a detailed estimate. A professional plumber will be able to provide you with a precise estimate. It will contain the cost of labor and the price of fixtures or parts that will have to be replaced. Some plumbers in Fort Lauderdale will quote a global price for labor while the others charge by the hour. In either case, the charge should be clear to you. In most of the cases, a plumber will charge you a service call fee, however, this should be waived upon hiring that plumber. Make sure you discuss this with the plumber.
Ask the plumber about the plumbing fixtures
Check with the plumber what type of plumbing fixtures he / she is planning to use. Ask for OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) parts, especially for water heaters, toilets, shower heads, and faucets. This is to ensure that the parts / fixtures that the plumber is planning to use will be compatible with your existing plumbing installation.
Hiring a professional plumber in Fort Lauderdale will ensure that the plumbing job will be handled in a very honest and professional way.