A plumbing emergency is not a good thing. One thing that causes the average homeowner nightmares, is either a burst pipe or leaking faucet. It is critical that you hire a reputable and experienced plumbing company to look into this.

Given below are precautions that should be carried out before attending to emergency plumbing needs:


Plumbing Certification

You should check whether they are certified and licensed by the state they are employed in. In the event the state you live in does not require licensing, you should look out for any complaint that has been formally issued against them.


Experienced Plumber

You should check their experience, preferably it should a plumbing company that has been for several years in business. That way, the likelihood is increased in getting the work completed properly, the first time around.


In-Person Estimates

Always request an in-person estimate.  It is required that the plumber checks the work physically and does not give an estimate over the phone without looking at the job in hand. Although an experienced plumbing company may be more expensive than an unlicensed one, you would be assured of a better job being performed, without cutting any corners.


24/7 Emergency Plumbing Services

The plumbing company should preferably provide 24/7 emergency plumbing services, and it should be able to come and attend to the issue as early as possible.


Get References

Any reputable plumbing company would be able to furnish the client with a few references if required to do so.  If in doubt, please do not hesitate to ask.


Professional Emergency Plumbing Company

The plumbing company you hire should not only be experienced at their job but should be able to solve the issues fast and professionally.

If you are not sure where to find a nearby plumbing company, the neighborhood plumbing supplies or hardware store should be able to help you with some company details.

You could also request feedback on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.  Although you may spend considerable time reading reviews which may sometimes not be authentic, this method is still worth trying if you are desperate.

You could go to Google search with almost instant access to information by going on a self-directed journey on the internet.  This way you could search for emergency plumbing companies in the vicinity, and after shortlisting, several companies, match their benefits and features and then select one.

Make sure that the plumbing company has sufficient experience.  A new company may not have the proper tools, and this may result in unnecessary delays and issues.

Some of the plumbers are only available with emergency services while others work 24/7.  It would be advisable to deal with one who is available around the clock.

Check if the plumbing service can handle the required project, as some plumbing services require expertise or multiple workforces for the job.

Most plumbing companies offer a free estimate to the customer.  Make sure that the plumber does not make a request for an advanced payment.