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When the plumbing in your Sarasota, FL home needs some professional attention, it pays to hire the right plumber for the job. In order to make sure the work is up to par, it pays to spend a little time weighing your options. At Aqua Plumbing & Air, we understand that customers want plumbing repairs that are complete, efficient and affordable. To that end, we offer a few guidelines that will help you make an informed choice.

Verifying Credentials

When it comes to choosing the right plumbing professional, it is important to check his or her credentials. You first question should always have to do with the possession of a valid business license. While the license in and of itself does not guarantee any level of expertise, it does indicate that the professional is more likely to be accountable for the quality of the work. In addition, your home insurance company will likely require that you utilize someone who holds a valid business license. Failure to do so could create some issues with the scope of your home insurance benefits.

Along with the business license, you also want to make sure any plumber that works on your Sarasota plumbing system is properly certified. The certification does indicate that the individual has undergone training and has the skill set needed to complete the repairs effectively. Hiring a certified plumbing professional will bring you a considerable amount of peace of mind, since you know the work will be done properly.

How About Bonding and Insurance

As is true with other types of service professionals, it is crucial that the plumber you choose for the job is bonded and insured. The combination will protect you in the event something goes wrong while the repairs are underway. You and your family are protected in the event anyone is injured due to the actions of the plumbing professional or the team he or she brings to the job site. In addition, damages to your home that are the result of actions taken by the plumbing team will also be covered. For your protection, always verify the level of business liability insurance the plumbing firm carries and make sure all professionals deployed to your home are properly bonded.

Reputation Counts

Another key element in finding and hiring the right plumbing professional is reputation. Ideally, you want to work with someone who is well known in the community. Ask your friends for recommendations and find out why they think a certain professional would be a good fit. Check with the Sarasota chamber of commerce and identify plumbing companies that are listed as members. The fact they joined the chamber is a good sign they have a stable presence in the community. You can also find out how long they have been in business, another crucial clue in whether or not they have a decent track record with customers.

Don’t overlook the benefits of doing some online research. You can find out a great deal about a plumbing company by checking comments left by past users or reading professional reviews. Some time spent online can help you weed out candidates who are not a good fit and provide a short list of plumbers who are likely to be worth your time. With Aqua Plumbing & Air sure to appear on that short list, there’s a good chance you will call us and provide the opportunity for our team to assess your needs, provide a quote and then make the repairs that are needed.