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3 Things to Look for in a Quality Plumber

Your plumbing isn’t something that you should take for granted, and when it breaks down, you need someone who can evaluate the problem quickly and fix it effectively. It can be hard to tell the quality plumbers from the fly-by-nighters sometimes, however, and with the sheer number of options you have in Cedar Falls, IA, finding the right service gets even more difficult. There are some easy ways to tell a quality plumber from a less reliable one. Here are 3 of them to help you filter out the right options when your pipes and faucets need some help:

1.     Age and Affiliations

A new plumbing service might be quite good – after all, we all started somewhere – but the longer a company is in business, the more you can trust their service. Success means that they have built up a list of regular customers who come to them time and again, and that their quality doesn’t waver with new hires and personnel. Similarly, a long history of reliable service helps quality company rack up notable affiliations, both from the companies manufacturing the plumbing supplies and from third-party trade associations such as NATE (North American Technician Excellence) designed to set a certain bar.

2.     24-Hour Emergency Service

No one likes to contemplate a plumbing repair call in the middle of the night, but burst pipes and similar emergencies don’t follow an 8-to-5 schedule. A quality plumbing company that cares about its customers will offer 24-hour service and be available when and where they need us.

3.     Up Front Costs

If your plumber starts to get dodgy about how much a project is going to cost, look out. Quality plumbing services spell out all of the costs up front, providing accurate estimates before any work starts. In the event something unexpected crops up, they will discuss your options with you before adding on any costs.

At Dalton, PHC, we’ve been in business for over 50 years, we’re NATE certified, and we offer both free estimates and 24-hour emergency service. Call us today!

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