Choosing the Right Plumber

As most residents of Vancouver are aware of, there’s no shortage of plumbers around. While having your pick of plumber might seem like a good thing, too many choices can also create confusion and uncertainty around who is most qualified to take on your specific plumbing challenges.

To help you navigate your options and make the decision a little bit easier, here are 5 signs of a sound plumbing company.

The Metrics of a Solid Plumber

Because choosing the right plumber out of a sea of many is a good problem to have, but a problem nonetheless, here are some guidelines to help homeowners cut through the spin and gain a real idea about the legitimacy of a plumbing company.

  1. Experience

It’s the oldest and most straightforward qualifications, but it also holds the most weight. Don’t be fooled: rock solid plumbing repair stay in business for the long haul. Which makes the longevity of a plumbing company one of the first things to look for.

With 15 years of serving Vancouver, Washington and additional decades of combined team experience, Sarkinen Plumbing has stood the test of time.

  1. Guarantees

Good plumbers also stand by the work they do and back it up with a guarantee. If the work isn’t done to client satisfaction, an honest company returns to make it right.

Sarkinen Plumbing guarantees its work. Which means if you’re ever dissatisfied with the result, we’ll come back out to do what we can to meet your expectations.

  1. Licenses

When looking for someone to repair plumbing, make sure they’re fully-licensed before calling them. Especially if it’s a serious plumbing issue, such as a leak to the mainline, making sure you’re working with a specialist is vital.

Licensed in both Washington and Oregon, Sarkinen’s knowledge and expertise in all plumbing matters is backed up and certified.

  1. Free Estimates

Some companies might say that their time is too valuable to do free estimates and instead require an hourly rate just to come learn about your plumbing problems. But if that’s the case, it’s unlikely they’ll be able to come out quickly enough to help in case of emergency.

If you can’t get a free estimate and preliminary plumbing evaluation from a company, it’s probably safe to look elsewhere. In case you’re wondering, yes – Sarkinen always does free estimates that we can stand behind.

  1. Flexible Payment Options

Because not all plumbing jobs are cheap, a sensitivity to the specific financial restraints of its clients is another strong sign of an honest, high-quality plumbing establishment.

If price is a concern, ask your plumber if they can work with you on pricing and payment. An upright company will always explain why something costs what it does, and do what they can to make things easier.

In addition to a regular flow of money-saving coupons, Sarkinen offers special financing options to work with any budget.

Making the Choice Easy

As a fully-licensed company that’s been going strong since 2003, guarantees its work, stands by its estimates and offers reasonable payment solutions, Sarkinen Plumbing is an easy choice for most people. While we’re confident we’re the best choice and wish all residents of Vancouver will call on us first, we also think it’s fair that homeowners get to compare options.

Whether its Sarkinen or not, we hope these tips are helpful in generating questions and starting a dialogue with the plumber you choose for your home.