Five Tips To Find A Great Plumber

Even the most well-endowed do-it-yourselfer may sometimes need to call in the professionals when faced with a plumbing problem. Where do you go if you don’t know of a reliable plumber in your area? Well, there’s good news for all Philadelphians. Joseph’s Affordable Plumbing has been a staple in the plumbing industry for over 30 years.

Joseph’s Affordable Plumbing has offered boiler installation, sewer line replacement and water line replacement services in the Philadelphia, Bucks County and Montgomery County areas of Pennsylvania.

The best customer is a well-informed customer. We hope you choose our services in your time of need. However, before you pick your next plumber, we’ve put together a list of five tips to help find a good reliable plumber for you.


Network – Just like a good mechanic, a great plumber could just be a conversation away with a friend or neighbor. Referrals have helped grow local small business’ like plumbers for years and will likely continue to be crucial.

Homework – Hopefully you do not need immediate plumbing service. If you have time, you must do your homework. Put together a list of potential list of plumbers you would receive service from. Calling the Better Business Bureau will let you know what kind of licenses potential clients have, as well as, what requirements are required in your state. Some states allow you to see if there are any complaints or red flags on a specific business.

Compare – Following your homework, you may be very interested in one particular company already. But before you make any decisions, compare every business that ends up on your initial list of possible choices. Most will provide you with a free estimate. Companies will either charge by the job or charge by the hour. If every company on your list is offering you an estimate based on the job, and just one is offering based on the house; follow up with how long it should take to complete said job. Comparing free estimates to each other will provide you with a better understanding of what your specific costs to fix, good knowledge to have for the future.

Ask Good Questions – Asking questions specifically related to your needs is very crucial. When dealing with something you don’t have much knowledge about will help prevent you from being vulnerable. Besides asking questions about your services, ask questions about their company or the specific plumber who will be providing service. Ask how long they have been a company. Ask who they did their apprenticeship with and if you can get in touch with that company. Any professional company will be patient and answer any amount of questions you have.

Get It In Writing – When you finally make your decision of a plumber to choose, ask to review their contract before signing anything. Also, make sure to get an estimate in writing. On the estimate make sure each task and supplies to complete the job are listed. A good plumber will most likely insist on this course of action. Proper paperwork and a signed agreement from both sides ahead of time helps protect their business as much as it protects you too. The final thing to inquire about is a guarantee on the work and how long the company will guarantee the work.


To learn more about all the great services we can provide you, give us a call at 215-310-5945.