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1-800-Plumber +Air: Ask a Plumber

  1. How to find a local plumber

  2. 1-800-Plumber +Air

  3. What to ask a plumber

  4. How to identify a good plumbing company

  5. Plumbing Company vs 1-800-Plumber +Air

  6. Plumbing Services

  7. Need more help?

Did you know that plumbing and related industries such as sanitation are considered essential according to guidelines presented by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)? Plumbing is an essential part of not only your household but also of the country.

After all, having a functioning plumbing system in your home is important both because it keeps your drains working properly and ensures that your home is safe, with sewage ending up where it should.

If you're having plumbing issues, then, you likely want to ask a plumber some questions. These might include:

"How do I know if my plumbing system really needs repair?"

"How much do plumbing system costs usually cost?"

"I need a quick fix. Can you provide it?"

Especially if you need that quick fix, because you're having flooding or can't use any of your toilets, it can be an incredibly stressful time. That's why we've put together this guide. You can learn all about how to find the right plumber, what to ask them, and what plumbing services are available. So you can stop stressing and get the repairs you need.

Read on to learn more.

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How to Find a Local Plumber Near Me

If you're asking yourself, "How do I know how to find a local plumber near me?" we've got the answer. The first thing you'll want to do is ask your family and friends if they have anyone to recommend. When looking for word of mouth recommendations, ask:

"What was it that made the plumbing services stand out?

"How long did it take them to get the job done?"

"Would you use their services again?"

"How much did the service cost? Were you able to negotiate?"

Put together a list of their answers, and compare and contrast the different plumbing service options, which will help you make your final choice.

You'll also want to contact your landlord or community representative to ask if they recommend any plumbers and if there are any who offer discounts to people in your building or area.

You'll also want to do some online research. Go on Google Maps and find plumbers near you, and read the reviews people have left.

Use a reviews site like Yelp as well, and don't forget about Angie's List, where you can find out about repair and construction companies near you.

1-800-Plumber +Air

1-800-Plumber +Air is also a great choice for any of your plumbing needs. We're available 24/7, and can answer many of your questions related to costs, licensing, how long a job will take, and more.

We also offer many services, which include:

  • The replacement of your sewer line

  • Water leak and tub leak repair

  • Repair of your faucets

  • Installation and repair of your water filter

  • Repair of your toilet

We also offer emergency services, so if you have a sudden problem with your plumbing system that requires someone to come over immediately, we can help you. Especially if you're experiencing flooding, which can cause irreversible and costly damage to your home, you should contact us ASAP.

What to Ask a Plumber

When you're dealing with plumbing issues, there are many questions to ask a plumber. If you're wondering what to ask a plumber, here are some of the questions you should be asking:

"What is the total cost of the repair?" When asking this question, ask it after the plumber has come by to look at the repairs that need to be done.

Otherwise, the cost might end up being different than what they tell you over the phone because there might be unexpected costs.

"Do you charge by the hour, or per service?" When asking this question, if they reply by the hour, then have them come over to take a look so you can get an estimate of how long the work will take.

Otherwise, you may end up paying more than expected. You'll also want to ask if labor is included.

As you can see, when you're asking the question, "What kinds of questions should I ask a plumber?" they're often related to the cost, process, and hours of the work being done. However, remember to ask the following additional questions, which are just as important.

Additional Questions

The additional questions to ask are about ensuring that you're working with a legitimate, experienced plumber, who will get the repairs done quickly and well, without running off with your money. Ask them:

"Do you have the right credentials (such as a plumbing license) and good references and reviews?" Out of what to ask a plumber, this is one of the most important questions, because you don't want to end up being scammed by a fake company.

By asking for this information, you'll know that the company doing repairs is legitimate. Don't forget to also ask if their independent contractors have plumbing licenses, too.

These questions about credentials and references are ones you can ask a plumber online, so put together a list to send via email. That way, you can review all the documents they send you.

When you ask a plumber a question, it's in large part to protect yourself. That's why you should also ask if the company does a background check of their employees or independent contractors.

How to Identify a Good Plumbing Company

If you want to know how to identify a good plumbing company, then there are a few things you'll want to look out for. First of all, you'll want to look into their reputation. Are the reviews online raving, or are there one-star ratings?

Next, you want to find out how long the plumbing company has been around for. The longer, the better.

When you're asking the plumber for a quote of their price, see how it compares to other companies. If the price is much higher or much lower than average, that should be a red flag.

It's also a good idea to check that the plumber is part of a trade association.

The best ones in the US to be a member of Gas Safe Register, the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE), and the Association of Plumbing and Heating Contractors (APHC).

You also want to find out about their availability. If a plumber is available 24/7, that means they can help you at any time, which means that they're a highly professional company.

Additionally, being reliable when it comes to customer needs is an important feature of a good plumbing company.

If they're transparent with customers about their rates and processes, always pick up the phone, and include contract terms for breakage, they're going to be a reliable company for you.

Plumbing Company vs 1-800-Plumber +Air and How They Are Better

Because of the reasons stated above, 1-800-Plumber +Air is better than other plumbing companies. In addition to providing 24/7 service, we also offer help at all hours and are happy to ask any questions you need.

We also have a website where anyone who needs help with plumbing issues or with home repairs can find answers on what to do. Additionally, we guarantee that there will be no surprise costs at the end of a job, and we are committed to on-time arrivals.

In terms of price, we offer services at a flat rate, instead of by the hour, and never add on additional charges if you call us during the holidays, night, or on a weekend. We're there for you when you need us—at no extra cost.

Plumbing Services

Once you've asked the right questions and reviewed the options of which plumber you want to hire, you should be aware of what plumbing services are available to you. These include backflow testing and repair, gas piping, cleaning of every drain in your home, and the repair of your backup pump.

Additional plumbing services include the installation of many parts of your home that are associated with your plumbing systems, such as your shower, toilet, sink, tub, water heater, dishwasher, laundry machine, and more.

Plumbing services also regularly do checks and inspections so that your plumbing system is running smoothly.

Need More Help?

Do you need more help figuring out what to do about a plumbing issue, or find the right plumbing services for the job? Maybe you have more questions you want to ask a plumber. Whatever you need help with, we're here to help you.

At 1-800-Plumber +Air, we're experts who can answer every question, and who are available to you 24/7 if you need an emergency repair. Go to our contact us page to learn more about what we can offer you.
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Michael R.

Very nice and knowledgeable people from office staff to the plumbers. Would definitely recommend using this plumbing company.

Linda G.

This was THE most painless repair experience! We had a leak in a pipe behind our water heater, spewing water out into space, ugh. Joe and his apprentice, Dan, were here in about an hour or so. They were both so very friendly from the moment they showed up at the front door! After they determined the problem, we discussed the needed repair, and then they began to replace the pipe(s) behind the water heater. This was pretty much an all-day job and I can honestly say it was no problem having them in my home. They were not only professional and courteous employees; they were two very kind individuals, who were also comfortable and friendly around my crazy dogs! I have had nothing but the finest experiences with this company and cannot recommend them highly enough! They are the best!

Barbara H.

Mason with 1-800-Plumber first listened to my issues and past experiences with other plumbing companies. He did a thorough diagnosis of the problem and found a solution, the correct solution which wasn't the most expensive solution. Thanks for your honesty Mason.

Carolyn P.

1-800 Plumbers Sugar Land is the best!! Hector the owner and his team of men, specifically Chad were great! Very friendly, thorough, fast, and I didn't feel like I was being taken advantage of or robbed.

Erinn D.

As a consumer and customer I am very happy with 1-800-Plumber Air of Pearland. I really appreciate the concern Joe and his helper showed for my issue and for the work they performed. I highly recommend 1-800-Plumber Air of Pearland


We had to have someone come out today due to a sink and toilet leak. Swayze McLauglin was our plumber and he did a great job explaining the problem and how we could get it fixed. He was great at explaining price as well as what he was doing. Swayze was friendly and professional while he was here as well as working in these trying times with COVID-19 he followed all procedures and was great. We will be using yall the next time we need someone. Thank you so much Swayze for all your help!

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Kyle Urban is great! He does beautiful work and is a great guy! We will request him personally from now on.

Kelly W.

Justin and Richard from electric cane. Did a superb job! Highly recommend always!

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Swayze did a wonderful job.

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