How to Choose a Plumber, Part 2

In our last blog post, we took a look at some tips on how to choose a local plumber. In this blog post, we’ll go over more tips to look for when choosing a local plumber.

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Get an Estimate/Know Your Costs

Professional plumbers have set costs for their services, such as parts charges, labor charges, or maybe charges by the plumbing service performed. Most local plumbers offer written estimates, so you’ll know exactly what you will be paying for. You should obtain at least a few different estimates for your plumbing job, especially if it will be a large kitchen remodel, or something that will cost more than just a clogged toilet will.

Furthermore, if a plumbing company wants you to pay upfront, you need to choose another one. These plumbers are most likely scammers and will end up costing you more in the long run. Plumbing Solutions in Lexington offers a clear service level agreement for all of our local plumbing jobs. This agreement and estimate will outline our warranty policy as well. Most reputable plumbers guarantee their work for at least six months.


Is the plumber you are calling truly local? Or are they a company with no office location to speak of? A local plumber is usually the best bet because they have a vested interest in their community. They will do a good job no matter what because, odds are, they rely on word of mouth for most of their business. Smaller local plumbers operate out of their homes and may not have a listed address just because they don’t want customers stopping by their residence. However, websites are paramount, and even a small plumber can have a website developed (some are even free!) that can help you decide on a local plumber.

References and Recommendations

If you can get a recommendation on a local plumber from a friend, family member, or colleague, then that’s the best route to go. However, if you can’t, then the internet will be your next best friend. Read online reviews to gauge the quality of the plumbing service and the friendliness and professionalism. Most reviewers remark on the person who shows up to their door, which is valuable information you need to know. You can also ask professional plumbers for client recommendations as well. One last thing: you can ask if all of the plumbers undergo a background check. This is especially important if you have little kids around since the local plumber will be spending a lot of time in your home.


Plumbing Solutions loves helping people when they have a need. Our professional plumbers are all licensed and trained. We continually invest in training so we stay up to date on the latest in plumbing technology so we can continue to deliver the best plumbing services to you. We believe in fanatical support, which means always putting the customers’ needs first. We pride ourselves on always exceeding customers’ expectations. We offer standard plumbing installation practices and upfront pricing. We understand that you may need to budget for some plumbing services, such as our slab under plumbing. We also offer emergency plumbing services, which receive priority when received. After all, a burst pipe can do a lot of damage very quickly. Contact us today to get started!

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