“So I am in a bit of a situation here,” Glenn said. “All the time we’ve had the house, I’ve never needed to call a plumber. Then we get a little leak in the bathroom by the toilet. I don’t know a plumber, so my Mom has me call my cousin, who is in the business. Fine, whatever – except now this guy is saying we need to repipe the entire house! I’m thinking he’s seeing a big paycheck because I’ve had no signs whatsoever of any problem of that magnitude. Can I get a second opinion?”
Plumbing repairs can be costly. If you’re not confident that the plumbing professional you’re working with is correct – or if you’re not actually dealing with a plumber as much as a handyman who fixes some stuff – it can be a very smart move to call in a licensed master plumber in NYC for a second opinion.
It’s Okay to Get a Second Opinion from a Master Plumber
Often, there will be many problems such as discolored water, lots of leaks, frequent clogs, and water pressure issues before a need to repipe the entire house is discovered. So hearing a major repair is needed without these other symptoms showing is definitely a red flag.
Having another plumber come in and inspect the situation can reveal one of three things – one is that repiping is necessary, and they will be able to show you the evidence of that fact. The second is that repiping is necessary, but not on the whole house scale at this point; in Glenn’s case, it did turn out that some of the bathroom piping did need to be redone. The third is that the pipes are fine, but there’s some other unrelated issue that’s causing the original complaint.
After you know what’s going on with your plumbing problem, you can choose to have the original plumber do the work, choose to have the licensed master plumber do the work, or have some third party do the work. The choice is yours. “I invested the price of a service call to find out I didn’t have to spend thousands of dollars right now,” Glenn said. “Smartest decision I ever made.”