How to choose a plumber in Lexington, Kentucky

Finding a qualified Lexington plumber can be a tough situation. You want someone who will do a good job, but you don’t want to spend more than necessary. Some people ask friends and family on Facebook for recommendations. Others try searching Google.

No matter where you start your search, remember to be C.A.R.E.F.U.L.:

Credentials. Be sure you choose a licensed plumber. The last thing you need to worry about is that someday your home might fail an inspection because you chose a handyman whose general knowledge didn’t cover state and local plumbing codes.

Availability. We’ve said it before, but it’s worth saying again. Time is critical when you have a leak. The longer you have to wait for the plumber to arrive, the more water damage you’ll be repairing.

Reviews. It’s hard to hide poor quality work these days, because people have so many places to report a bad experience. In addition to looking for positive reviews, see how the plumber responds to any negative ones. Mistakes happen; but a reputable professional will make them right.

Experience. Plumbing involves a lot of problem-solving. The more experience a company has, the better and faster your repairs will be. You want a company with a long history, and plumbing technicians who have been in the business for years.

Full Warranty. Look for a plumbing company who stands behind their work with a full warranty. Also, make sure if the fixtures or materials come with a manufacturer’s warranty, your plumber provides copies.

Understandable Quote. Make sure when you receive an estimate you can clearly tell exactly what work and materials are covered. If you don’t understand anything, and the plumbing company won’t explain it to your satisfaction, get another quote. We offer free second opinions, if you’re unsure of the quote you got from someone else.

Liability Insurance. Ask about your plumbing company’s insurance coverage. Accidents can happen, and you don’t want to be liable for injuries that occur on your property. You also need to be sure they have coverage for any damage that might occur to you or your neighbor’s property.

When you have an urgent plumbing issue, it can be tempting to just call the first number you find. But if you choose an unreliable plumber, that could be just the start of your problems. By taking just a few extra minutes to ask the right questions and be careful, you can get more than a qualified Lexington plumber. You can get peace of mind.