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Questions Homeowners Should Ask Plumbers in Toronto

The only questions that most homeowners ask plumbers in Toronto are: ”when  can they  get the job done ?”  and ”how much the entire job will cost?” . While these are important questions, they do not provide the homeowner with vital information that can eventually save money,  time and rule out the possibility of having incorrect installations being done in the house. If you are meeting a plumber for the very first time, then you should get as much information as possible to evaluate his or her capabilities. There are many questions that all homeowners should ask their plumbers in Toronto, but the most important ones are:

1. Where were they  trained?

There are many accredited institutions in Toronto that  have excellent courses in plumbing and there are also those that are not highly esteemed. It is important to know where the plumber that you are hiring was trained to see if they have done all the steps that have been outlined by the  Apprenticeship Training Standards for Plumbers. All licensed plumbers in Toronto have completed these compulsory steps before taking up their role as a plumber.

2. How Long Have They Been a Plumber In Toronto?

The more years of service a plumber has on his or her résumé the more professionally prepared he or she is to deal with different plumbing situations. You  should also ensure that the plumber that you plan to hire is actively involved with plumbing courses that seek to provide updated information about the world of plumbing. Only serious plumbers in Toronto will ensure take the necessary steps to ensure that they are updated with the latest plumbing trends.

3. Are You Insured?

The last thing that any homeowner want is to stand the costs that are the results of a plumbing mistake. You should ensure that the plumber that you plan to hire is insured to cover your house if there happens to be a problem after they have left. Certifications and insurance will vary from province to province, but you should always check the information from any the plumbers in Toronto that you have interviewed or call with the relevant Canadian bodies. 

4. What is The Problem and Possible Solution ?

It should never be assumed that since the plumber is the one that will be fixing any leaking problem  or general plumbing issues that it is not necessary to  know what is causing the problem and  the solution that  he or she will present. Understanding the problem will allow you to evaluate if the charges that have been prepared  for material and service have been fair. Even though you are not a professional like many plumbers in Toronto, you  can still take the information that the plumber has given about the problem and solution to make a rough estimate of what to expect in terms of costs and time.

5. Can you Provide an Estimate?

The days of saying a figure out loud and then showing up to work are long gone. You should  have something in writing that will justify what the plumber that you planned to hire said. This will protect you from being overcharged and having to go through long court battles to contest what he or she is saying. Professional plumbers in Toronto will not feel threatened if they are asked to provide a written estimate, because they know that this is purely part of the business world.

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We treat your home the way we expect workers to treat our homes.  That means coordinating with you from the moment you call for a quote all the way through the final work we perform.  Our team will cover and clean everything in their work area so you don’t have the added stress of a mess to tidy up and we’ll finish as quickly and efficiently as possible.

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