Go Back
How to Hire the Best Plumber

What to Look for When Hiring a Plumber

Just like Prince Charming had a tough time finding the right woman whose foot would fit in the glass slipper, homeowners can have a tough time finding the right person to maintain the integrity of their home. This is especially true for plumbing since the safety of the home and of the people living in that home are at risk.

When an issue with the plumbing system isn’t fixed the right way, it can come undone and result in additional damage and repair costs. That’s why it’s so important to take a little time to find the best plumber with qualifications, and know what to look for when hiring one.

Licensed Plumbers Only

licensed plumberWhen looking for a plumber to fix a leaking fixture, unclog a pipe, or replace a broken water heater, homeowners should always double-check that the plumber they are looking to hire is a licensed professional.

The requirements for receiving the license differs a little bit from state to state, but all states require vigorous training in all plumbing systems and fixtures with a certain number of training hours to show that they are indeed experienced.

A plumbing license tells homeowners that they have the necessary training to work safely and legally on the home. A non-licensed plumber may not understand the specifics of the home and can end up using the wrong tools or the wrong parts to fix the problem. If it’s not done right the first time, this can lead to bigger plumbing problems and more money spent in the process of getting the job done.

Punctual Plumbers Work Best

Time is of the essence, especially in a plumbing emergency. Most people want to ensure that their plumbing problem is fixed promptly before it turns into a bigger disaster. For example, a frozen pipe needs to be fixed as soon as possible. This plumbing problem is a hassle in itself because it can cause low or uneven water pressure and prevent warm water from ever reaching the faucet.


However, frozen pipes often lead to burst pipes, which can cause thousands of dollars worth of damage and repairs from water leaking onto the walls, under the floors, and behind cabinets. Therefore, the plumber to be hired must know what it is to be punctual. Plumbing companies should value a homeowner’s time by arriving on time. For emergency services, some companies will go above and beyond to accommodate their customers by offering 24/7 availability and same-day solutions.

Prepared Plumbers Get it Done Right

prepared plumberTechnicians should be prepared when they arrive at the house with all of the necessary plumbing tools and parts they need to examine and resolve the problem. There shouldn’t be any reason they need to run back to the office because they forgot something.

In this case, they are being disrespectful of the homeowner’s time, and will likely continue to do so throughout the process of fixing the plumbing problem.

Therefore, if a plumber is unprepared from the start, they shouldn’t be hired to finish the job. Homeowners should find someone else that will arrive with all the necessary tools and supplies needed to get the job done right.

About Allens Plumbing

For over 35 years, Allens Plumbing has been serving businesses and homeowners throughout Aiea, HI with all their plumbing and drain cleaning needs. When they’re called for a service, their customers receive top-notch service from start to finish.