Tips for Choosing a Toronto Plumber | Roto-Rooter Blog

Tips for Choosing a Toronto Plumber | Roto-Rooter Blog

Many plumbing jobs require a highly skilled plumber. However, that is not the case with all plumbing jobs. If you are looking for basic repairs, you might not want to hire the most expensive plumber in Toronto. At the same time, contracting with a cheap plumber may end up costing you a lot of money if the work has to be redone. How do you know which company to hire? Following are five questions you can ask to find out if the company is right for you. If you want more details about any of these topics, please visit us at

Are you certified?

The law in British Columbia does not require a plumber to be certified in order to be hired for regular plumbing jobs. However, there are certain jobs that do require certification, such as being able to work on pressurized systems.

Are you a member of any professional organizations?

Professional organizations establish various standards that a company must meet in order to be part of their organization. Moreover, some of these organizations have unique certifications such as green plumbing. If the plumber is a member of a professional organization, you get an idea of their skills and competencies. If a low-cost plumber belongs to a professional organization, you have more assurance of their skills than if they don't belong to one.

Do you have insurance?

Accidents happen, and your property could be damaged. If that happens, do you know who will pay for the damages to be repaired? If a plumbing company is insured, it gives you the assurance of knowing that you won't have to pay for the damages.

Do you have a list of references?

One of the best ways to identify a high-quality plumber is to ask other people for their opinions. If a plumber performs well, people will tell you. If they have had a problem with a particular plumbing company, they will tell you that as well. Be aware, however, that the plumbing company will provide you with a list of favorable references. These references can still be valuable. When you talk to them, ask very specific questions rather than vague questions. For example, don't ask if the other person was satisfied with the plumbing company. Instead, ask them to identify specific examples of what they liked and disliked about the company.

Do you have any guarantees?

Before signing any contracts, get their guarantee policy in writing. When you look at the policy, look for elements such as the following:

  • Is there a money-back guarantee?
  • Is there a time limit?
  • Does the guarantee cover both parts and labor?
  • How long does the guarantee last?
  • What limitations does it have?
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