5 Tips on Hiring the Right Plumber

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Plumbing emergencies are never a good thing. In fact, household issues such as leaking faucets or burst pipes are a few things that give average homeowner’s nightmares. Hiring an inexperienced plumber will hardly help in such cases, and in fact, can sometimes make matters worse. It is, therefore, crucial that you hire an experienced and reputable plumbing company

If you want to ensure that your home’s plumbing gets the right treatment, we urge you to take the following into account before hiring any plumber.

1.  Appropriate Licensing

One of the first things that you need to consider before hiring a plumbing company is whether or not they are licensed and certified by the state they work in. If the state you reside in does not require licensing, you need to look out for any formal complaints issued against them.

Thompson Family Plumbing takes pride in being a company wherein all the plumbers and employees are either family or close family friends. Further, they are not only licensed but also Crimshield-certified, so that you may rest assured you and your family are in safe hands.

2.  Industry Experience

More often than not, considerable experience proves to be a plumber’s best ally. Therefore, it makes perfect sense to hire one who has been in business for several years. By engaging the services of an experienced plumber, you will only increase the likelihood of getting the job done right the first time around.

3.  Total Cost

Always ask for an in-person estimate. Just as a doctor could never diagnose a patient over the phone, an honorable and reputable plumber cannot determine the scope of work over the phone either. Keep in mind that quality comes at a price. A licensed, skilled and experienced plumbing company may charge more than an unlicensed plumber, but you can almost always guarantee that they will do a better job and not cut any corners.

4.  Emergency Response Time

When it comes to providing emergency plumbing services, a plumbing company should be able to make it available to fix the problem as soon as possible.  This is the reason we provide 24/7 emergency plumbing services.  We want to make sure our customers are covered no matter what time of the day it is.

5.  References

Before you hire a plumber, ask him to provide you with a few references. Any reputable plumbing company should be able to provide references with ease, so do not hesitate to ask.


Good plumbers that keep their customers best interest in mind are hard to find. This is the reason Thompson Family Plumbing was started. Make sure to keep the above tips in mind to ensure that the plumber you hire is not only experienced at their job but that they can also solve your plumbing issues quickly and properly.  If you live in the High Desert cities, including Hesperia, Victorville, Apple Valley, Oak Hills, Adelanto, and Phelan, give Thompson Family Plumbing a call for all your plumbing needs!

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