Choosing a plumber can be daunting for most people.
While there are always going to be those people who want to “do it yourself”, the results are usually subpar.
When something needs to be changed in your plumbing, stubborn people everywhere will often break out the pipe wrenches, buy some PVC pipe from the big box store, and set to work.
After hours of your time, cuts, bruises and embarrassment, you’ve typically made the situation even worse than it was. Instead of going through all of that hassle to simply worsen a problem, your best bet is to call the professionals first.
Obviously, in this high tech modern mecca that is San Jose, you can choose from countless plumbers.
Some not so much.
One of the best ways to get a feel for which plumbing contractor is right for you is to consider who others recommend.
Many independent contractors depend on this type of marketing. Asking a trusted friend or relative which plumber they have had good experiences with can ensure that you get in touch with a plumber that is right for you. Having a good fit personality-wise is extremely important, as this person may be summoned to your house in the middle of the night if, God forbid, something goes wrong.
Once you’ve gathered your short list of candidates from word of mouth sources, it is important to get multiple quotes. If you bring in only one contractor, they won’t feel the need to be particularly competitive, and you will be unlikely to get the absolute best rate that you can.
Plumbing is a difficult profession, and one that requires a good amount of training… it’s going to be expensive. Nevertheless, you always want to get your money’s worth, and everyone knows that in a free market, competition is good for the consumer!
Price shouldn’t be the only factor in deciding which plumber is right for you, of course. As mentioned above, a good personality fit can be the difference between feeling comfortable and being uncomfortable in your own home. Another thing to consider is their level of experience.
Do you really need the expensive plumber who’s got 30 years of experience under his belt to replace your toilet? Probably not, a plumber with less experience is likely to be just as capable at that fairly simple task. But you also wouldn’t want to put a green plumber in charge of plumbing your entire new house… who knows what little mistakes might get buried in your walls to become expensive catastrophes later on!!
If you’ve got a plumbing issue, and you want a reliable plumber with a great reputation to take a look and see what can be done for a modest fee, why not give Martis a call?
Call today: 408-883-9305 (Let us know you read this article for the best deal possible).