A Homeowner’s Guide to Choosing a Plumber

By | February 29th, 2016|Categories: General Plumbing|Tags: , , , , |

This Post is provided by Five Star Plumbing in San Antonio Your daily routine relies on the fixtures and fittings in your home running smoothly and being safe and comfortable to use. From making coffee to [...]

Understanding the Benefits of Softer Water

By | November 30th, 2015|Categories: General Plumbing|Tags: , |

This Post is provided by Five Star Plumbing in San Antonio All water has some minerals dissolved in it, but some water has a higher mineral content than others. If you live in an area with [...]

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Winterize Your Home Before Frigid Temperatures Arrive

By | October 22nd, 2015|Categories: General Plumbing|Tags: , , |

This Post is provided by Five Star Plumbing in San Antonio Winter in Texas is the envy of most Americans and in San Antonio, we very seldom get extremely cold weather. But we do get cold [...]

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How To Hire a Plumber

By | July 20th, 2015|Categories: General Plumbing|Tags: , , , , |

The last thing on most people's mind is hiring a plumber, so when you find yourself standing in six inches of water you'll let anyone into your home with the promise of getting the water to just stop! Even small plumbing problems can turn into an emergency visit from a plumber, so it's important to do a little advance research on plumbers.

The best time to look for a plumber is before you actually need one, and the best place to start your research is to check out a few websites. Make sure you can see the plumber's state license number on their website. Plumbers are required to display their license number, so if you can't find it on their website, move on to the next one. Don't forget to check out the reviews and ask your neighbors for any recommendations.

Once you’ve narrowed your list down to 5 or 6 plumbers, put a list of questions together. Make sure they have a current license and that they're insured. Ask about their rates: Will you be charged a flat fee or an hourly rate. Find out if there's a service charge. Ask if they charge extra for after hours, weekends or holidays. Will they provide a written estimate or contract before the work starts? Make sure to ask them about their guarantee.

Now that you’ve decided which plumber to use in emergencies, you might put a list together of all of your current plumbing problems. You could save a lot of money by having the plumber take care of all your problems at one time. After you’ve put your list of plumbing problems together, you might even decide to go ahead and call a plumber now so you can head off that emergency visit. This will also give you chance to make sure you made the right choice before you need a plumber for a major job.

If you ever find yourself facing a major plumbing project, you’ve got a list of plumbers to call so you can get at least two bids. When you’re involved with a major plumbing project, always get a written contract that specifies the type of work to be performed, the total charges, warranty coverage, the completion date and the condition in which the plumber will leave the house. There will be times when a firm price for repairs is not possible. This is the time when you need to have a plumber you can really trust.

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What Are the Signs That You Probably Need a New Hot Water Heater?

By | May 22nd, 2015|Categories: General Plumbing|Tags: , |

This Post is provided by Five Star Plumbing in San Antonio If your hot water heater is acting up, now might be the perfect time to replace it with an energy-efficient model that meets your family's [...]

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Top 5 iOS Apps to Help Plumbers Unwind after a Long Day of Home Repairs

By | April 6th, 2015|Categories: General Plumbing|

This Post is provided by Five Star Plumbing in San Antonio Are you exhausted each day you return home from your job as a plumber? Are you looking for a fun way to decompress after a [...]

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