It’s true that when your pipes are leaking, then you have to hire a plumber as soon as possible. It’s even more necessary if it’s a leaking gas pipe, which brings the risk of explosion in your house. However, it will be a good idea for you to know the reliable plumbers in your area even before the needs arise. This way, you won’t be panicked and you will not choose your plumbers hastily. If you’re rushing to choose a plumber, there is a high risk for you to get scammed in this business. We’d like to share with you the ways to detect any kind of scam in the plumbing professional industry.
The biggest sign of a scam in any service company is the license. When a plumbing company or a plumber has no license, then it’s a good idea for you not to do any business with that company or that plumber. The scammers may offer you the cheap prices, but don’t let yourself be fooled. You can either get the bad services, or they will trick you with the fishy deals during the job. It will be even more obvious if the plumber is capable of estimating the cost before even he sees the problem directly. No professional plumber dares to estimate the cost, not before he observes the problem head on.
Another sign of a scam is that the plumber is bringing more people to work. This way, the will be able to charge you for more money to pay his friends services, even though it’s not clear whether they’re helpful or not. Ask the plumber in advance about how many people will do the work can be a safer bet for you. Then the final sign which we want to share with you is the plumber insists you use their “free spare parts”. Their spare parts might be cheaper, but the scammers are only offering the bad ones. This way, they can sell you the low-quality spare parts with the good prices.