What to Consider When Choosing a Plumber

Santa Cruz has many professional plumbing companies to choose from. When looking for someone to effectively and efficiently repair your plumbing for a reasonable price, it is important that you keep some things in mind. Consider these factors when determining which Santa Cruz plumber to hire.


Though it is possible for a great plumbing company to have a poor reputation, it is safer to choose a company that is renowned and respected in the plumbing community. Do some research before deciding on someone. There are numerous review websites that you can use to get feedback from previous customers. Go to Yelp, Google, and Angie’s List and see what you can find about the company. If most of their reviews are negative, it may be an indicator that the company is not worth hiring.

Qualifications and Education

To be a certified plumber, you need to go through training and get the necessary education. There are exams that you must pass to be certified in the industry. As there are plumbers who are operating without the necessary education, make sure the company you choose is qualified. The plumbers should have licenses from the Contractors State License Board (CSLB). The CSLB checks potential plumbers’ backgrounds, as well as putting them through education and training. Hiring a CSLB-approved plumber will increase your chances of getting a reliable, skilled plumber.


Unfortunately, some companies in all different industries tend to be vague with guarantees and price quotes. Look for a plumbing company that is extremely clear about what kind of service you will receive and what it will cost. If they are hesitant to give you any guarantees or straightforward information, be wary. This could be an indicator that they are unreliable or unprofessional.


Look for a company that offers support after they are finished with the project. If they make a mistake or you have a problem with their work, you should be able to contact them after the project and the company should claim accountability, either by fixing the problem or giving you a refund. If the plumbing company does not talk about support on their website, you may be able to find out about it from previous customers on some of the aforementioned review websites online.