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How to Hire the Right Plumber

The internet has given us access to more goods and services than ever before. While this allows us to get whatever we need at the touch of a button, it also opens us up to more scams than ever before. Check out this list of ways you can ensure you're protected from any fraudulent plumbers who are looking to steal your money then disappear without a trace.

What to Look For

Check for License

In California, plumbers legally have to be licensed to perform projects valuing more than $500 in labor and materials without supervision from a registered contractor. While this might be the law, that doesn't mean that everyone complies with it.

Hiring a licensed plumber ensures that your plumber has the skills to get your job done right, even if it's not $500 worth of work. If you're not sure whether the plumber is licensed or not, you can go to this website to search their business name or personnel name and find out if they're registered.


Hiring a plumbing company with insurance is extremely important for your own protection. If the contractor you hired gets injured on the job, you could be held financially responsible for both the medical bills and lost wages.

Even if homeowner’s insurance covers you, it's important to make sure your plumber has workman's compensation and at least $500,000 of liability insurance so that you're both protected in a worst-case scenario.


Your plumbing system is a delicate ecosystem of pipes, drains, fixtures, and appliances; which is why not anyone should be allowed to work on it. It takes years of experience and training to gain the expertise required to do the job. This is why it's essential to ask and research how long a plumber has been operating.

Make the Right Choice

When looking for your next plumber, look no further than Mr. Rooter Plumbing. Our team has been operating for over 50 years and is licensed and insured, so you can feel confident that you're getting the quality plumbing you deserve! Call (415) 906-2456 to get your plumbing fixed today.

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