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6 Tips to Find the Right Plumber

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Whether you have a minor plumbing annoyance or a huge plumbing disaster, you will probably need a plumber’s assistance to fix the issue. And we’re not talking about just any plumber!  


Choosing an inexperienced or wrong plumber can be a disaster for your plumbing system and your bank account.  


Our team at Frank Gay Services outlines six tips to find the right plumber, so you can avoid the hassle and stress of hiring the wrong one!  


#1. Be Proactive 

#2. Seek Recommendations from Friends & Family  

#3. Do Your Research 

#4. Verify Credentials 

#5. Compare Quotes 

#6. Review Business History  


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Finding a Plumber You Can Trust 


If you’re looking for a plumber that is experienced, you should first ensure that they are licensed. But there are other things to consider when trying to find the right plumber.  


Let’s look at six areas you will want to explore to find a reliable plumber that is right for you!  


#1. Be Proactive 


Waiting until you have a plumbing issue to start looking for a plumber is a bad idea. There is a good likelihood that your search will change if you are in the midst of an emergency from “finding the best plumber near me” to “seeing who can show up ASAP.”


Knowing that you’ll ultimately need a plumber allows you to look for one on your own terms and take the time to select someone who is both qualified and reasonably priced.


#2. Seek Recommendations from Friends & Family  


Those you know who have used plumbers in the past, such as friends, relatives, neighbors, and coworkers, are great resources for recommendations. They can advise you on who to trust and who to stay away from.


Note that miscommunications or unforeseen problems might happen for no fault of either party, but it is important to take note of consistent negative reviews of the same plumber.

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#3. Do Your Research 


Of course, Angi’s List, the Better Business Bureau, and Google are a treasure trove of information about businesses, so take time to review ratings or reviews to see what kind of feedback they are getting.  


If they have social media accounts like Instagram or Facebook, you can see firsthand how they interact with their customers.  


#4. Verify Credentials 


Before hiring a plumber, check to see if they are appropriately licensed. You can check the status of your preferred plumber’s license on Florida’s register of contractors. If you wish to confirm a license or find out more information, you might also want to look on Angi’s List.


Although insurance is a required for Florida plumber licensure as well, you may want to be sure that they are sufficiently insured in case something goes wrong with your project.


At Frank Gay Services, our team is fully licensed and insured so you can have peace of mind when our technicians come out to your home! Contact us 24/7 for plumbing repairs!  



#5. Compare Quotes 


It’s always a good idea to get many quotes for the plumbing repair you need to have done. If you are looking for a plumber in advance, you can find out how much basic services like plumbing inspections or hot water maintenance would cost you to get a sense of how your potential plumbers compare.


Keep in mind the cheapest plumber. is not necessarily the best option.


Beware of plumbers who quote you a low price for a simple fix that won’t hold up over time. It is better to pay more and not have further issues to deal with.  


#6. Review Business History  


A company’s longevity is evidence of its dependability and credibility. Plumbers that provide subpar work, overcharge, or have a poor rapport with their clients rarely stay in business for an extended period of time.


Though there are some exceptions, it is a good rule of thumb that the longer a company

has been in business, the more you can depend on them.  


Finding the best plumber in your region who meets your demands is not an exact science, and there is no guarantee that you will be satisfied with the job you receive. But, with little effort on your end, you should be able to do so!


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If you’re looking for a reliable plumber in the Central Florida area, you’ve found the right team at Frank Gay Services! Since our humble beginnings as a team of plumbers in 1976, we have modeled our success after the Mark Twain quote “Always do right; this will gratify some people and astonish the rest.” This is the mindset that we endeavor to have when we complete every job.  


Ready to see why Frank Gay Services is 5-star rated? Give us a call today for stellar plumbing services!

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