Finding a great plumber can be a challenge for someone who is a new homeowner or new to an area. One way is to read online reviews. There are websites like Google, Angie’s List and Thumbtack to search. Another way is to ask a realtor, friends, or neighbors.
Once a plumber is located, a good way to learn about the quality of their work is to schedule a small job such as a faucet replacement or water heater inspection. This is a way to try their work in a non-crisis setting and also establish a relationship in the event of a plumbing emergency when a reliable plumber is needed ASAP. A plumber should always be licensed, bonded, and insured.