Keeping The Pipes Working

Hiring a Plumbing Contractor

Plumbing issues are more common than you think, especially when it comes to older properties. Whether the issue is as simple as a leaky faucet or a clogged drain, or something more complex like installing a sink or changing a pipe, they’re all capable of throwing normal life out of gear. While the small problems can be rectified by the homeowners themselves, the complex ones will need the attention of a skilled plumber. Hiring the right plumbing contractor for your next job can be filled with unexpected pitfalls.


It is crucial that you consider the plumber’s experience as well before you hire him as there is no point in hiring an inexperienced one lacking the necessary skills. If your plumber does have the experience, ask them to provide you with the references corresponding to those jobs. Plumbing projects can be intricate or intensive, you especially want to make sure the prospective plumbing contractor will be able to do the job right.


With a licensed plumbing contractor, you can be assured that your interests are protected, should something go wrong with the plumbing job. An unlicensed plumber often doesn’t have a team or organization to report back to, so if they take advantage of a customer and charge extra, there’s no one for the customer to negotiate with later on about the services done.


You should not hire a plumber simply because they charge the least amount for a particular service. Price is sometimes associated with quality of work. If the contractor tries to give you an estimate over the phone, it won’t be accurate, and it’s often used as a sales technique. If you have chosen one already, ask if the amount quoted by him is inclusive of the cost of the materials, labor, and a contingency of subsequent problems.

In the business since 1983, Kimmons Plumbing Inc. is a plumbing contractor that has been trusted by most homes in Pensacola, FL. Call us at (850) 455-2565 for questions and availability.