How Do I Find A Plumbing Company in Houston?
When Nick’s Plumbing & Air Conditioning opened our doors in 1979, searching for a plumbing company wasn’t as easy as it is today. Back before Google and Facebook, people used to look up a plumbing company in a telephone directory (a giant book that listed every phone number in your area), or they asked a neighbor to recommend someone.
Today, we have multiple resources available to us when it comes to finding absolutely anything we need. That has a positive effect when you think about the sheer amount of information that is available at the click of a mouse or your smartphone screen. The negative effect relates to the adage “too many cooks can ruin a soup,” meaning every single Chuck-in-a-Truck handyman is free to advertise their plumbing services right next to licensed, professional plumbing companies.
So, How Do I Properly Vet a Plumbing Company?
The first thing you want to be sure of is that you are hiring a plumbing company as opposed to a handyman who also does plumbing. The handyman may have a Texas plumbing license, but without the backing of an established and properly insured plumbing company, whatever damage to your home he may cause will likely not be covered by your homeowner’s insurance.
As a plumbing company, Nick’s Plumbing and Air Conditioning Services is required to maintain a level of insurance protection against our technicians. While that may seem odd if all technicians are trained and licensed, but if a simple mistake results in thousands of dollars in water damage to your home, we must make sure that you, as the customer, are completely protected.
Is Google a Good Tool for Finding a Plumbing Company in Houston?
Google is an amazing resource for helping you weed out the professionals from the con men.
Search for “plumbing companies near me” as opposed to searching for “plumbers,” as this will help eliminate many of the “handyman” ads. Check the reviews of the plumbing companies that come up in your search, and remember when it comes to customer reviews, the more, the merrier! Look for a plumbing company with a solid, established reputation, and be especially wary of plumbing companies that have an overall five-star rating, but only 2 or 3 reviews.
Once you’ve decided on what plumbing company you’re going to call on for service, take a little time to talk to someone in the office, explain your problem as accurately as possible, and confirm an arrival time for the technician. When the tech arrives, show them the issue, describe any other plumbing issues you have in the home, as they can affect how we solve your problem.
Nick’s Plumbing and Air Conditioning Services has been servicing Houston’s most nagging plumbing issues for four decades. With over one-hundred-and-fifty-thousand satisfied customers, Nick’s was to be your plumbing company.