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5 Characteristics of a Great Plumber

Monday, November 18th, 2013 at 6:45 pm

To protect the plumbing in your home, you need to have a great plumber keeping it in good shape. Entrusting repairs and maintenance to an amateur or to a “professional” plumber who lacks training and experience will end up costing you money for further repairs and leave you with constant worries about whether the work will get done correctly.

Although you should have no trouble detecting an amateur plumber, how can you pick out a truly great one from among the many who advertise as professionals? Here are 5 characteristics to look for in a plumber to help you make the best choice.

For a plumber in Olympia, WA who meets all these qualifications, look first to Brooks Plumbing.

1. PHCC Membership

Make sure that your plumber belongs to the PHCC, the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association. This is the premiere trade group for plumber and HVAC professionals, and membership shows a plumbing contractor’s dedication to quality service.

2. Offers a variety of plumbing services

A plumber who works on more than leaky pipes is a plumber who can bring a wide number of experiences to play when it comes to figuring out your specific repair needs. Look for contractors who also handle whole-house repiping, sump pumps, kitchen remodeling, and other installations. If the plumber also handles commercial plumbing, that’s an additional plus.

3. Many years in the business

You should make sure you hire a plumber with at least 10 years of experience in the field. This not only indicates a plumber with plenty of hands-on-training, it shows community trust and customer satisfaction.

4. An active website

A nice looking website doesn’t mean much in today’s business world: anybody can pay for a decent web presence. But if a plumbing contractor’s website features numerous pages describing various plumbing services, a frequently updated blog, and current promotions, it’s a good sign of a busy and highly professional company.

5. Has many positive customer reviews

With today’s Internet technology, you can quickly discover what other people are saying about a plumbing contractor. Check for links to reviews from the plumber’s website and find out if there are many satisfied customers.

Brooks Plumbing fits all of the above criteria. We’ve been in business almost twenty years, can handle plumbing from small leaks to remodeling, belong to the PHCC, and have a catalogue of many satisfied and loyal customers. If you’re looking for a quality plumber in Olympia, WA, make Brooks Plumbing your first call.

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