Whether you’ve lived in New York City all of your life or you’ve just recently moved here, finding a reliable plumber who will fix your problems quickly and doesn’t charge an arm and a leg can be challenging. That’s why we’re going to take some time to discuss a common question: what’s the best way to find a local plumber?
Once upon a time, the way people found a local plumber was through word-of-mouth. You’d ask your friends, colleagues, and neighbors who they called when they had plumbing problems. Their answers were your guidance. Today, that method still works, but here in New York City it may well be that your friends and colleagues don’t live in the same neighborhood you do, which limits the usefulness of their recommendations.
Online neighborhood groups have proven to be a useful resource for people who are trying to find a local plumber. When looking for recommendations, ask people who have had similar type of work done – whether that’s finding a plumber to fix a clogged toilet or finding a plumber to work on your kitchen renovation project.
Important Qualities in a Local Plumber
When you’re choosing a plumber, you want an experienced licensed professional. In NYC, building code and most building managers require that all repair work be performed by a master plumber.
You also want to know that the local plumber you choose is trustworthy and honest. Choose a local plumber that’s been in business a long time. Check their reputation online. A few minutes researching the plumber you work with can result in greater peace of mind with your decision later.
Another factor to consider when choosing an local plumber is responsiveness. How quickly can the plumber reply to your calls for help? If your toilet is overflowing or you have no water, you want a plumber who can be there right away.