Good Plumbers vs. Bad Plumbers

At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter if you’ve found the cheapest plumber on the market, especially if he’s not going to get the job done the right way. Although price should play a role in who you choose as your plumber, there are several other factors that should determine if you are working with a “good” or a “bad” plumber. 

Read on in today’s blog post, and we’ll go through the determining factors showing how good of a plumber you are working with. We are Anacortes Plumbing, one of the top plumbing companies in the Anacortes area! We also serve Skagit Island, Mount Vernon, and San Juan Counties. You can also rest assured that our team is full of “good” plumbers 😉.

Dependability

Good Plumber: 

A good plumber will show up to the job on time (or maybe even earlier 😶) and will get the job done in the most efficient way possible. 

He will also do the job in a way that lasts - not just give a temporary solution.

Bad Plumber: 

In contrast, the bad plumber can be hit-or-miss. When you call him for his services, you’re never quite sure when he’ll actually show up. 

He doesn’t pay proper attention to detail, and he also doesn’t get to the root of the problem. With the bad plumber, you usually get the feeling that he’s just fixing your issues on a surface level so he can keep getting your business...

Licenses and Certifications

Good Plumber: 

The good plumber is properly licensed and trained. You can rest assured that this guy knows exactly what he’s doing and is also properly insured in case anything he does happens to go wrong! 

Bad Plumber:

The bad plumber doesn’t worry about details like licensing and insurance. He doesn’t think it’s important, and sometimes he’ll even make his rates significantly cheaper to make up for this fact. 

More often than not, if the bad plumber is “sneaky” in this area, he’ll most likely be a little rat in other areas of his work too 🐀. He’s the type of person that will cut any corner he can. Definitely not someone you want working on important parts of your home!

Read our full blog post on why your plumber needs to be licensed here!

Respectfulness

Good Plumber:

The good plumber is respectful of your home. He’s not going to make a big mess, and, if he does, he will clean it up! The homeowner should never have to worry about it. 

Not only is he respectful of your property, but he also respects your time. As mentioned before, he’s going to show up on time and not keep you waiting!

Bad Plumber:

The bad plumber has little concern for the property that he is working on or the people he’s working. He’s mostly just concerned with showing up, getting the job done, and getting his paycheck ASAP. He doesn’t care what mess or destruction he has to make to do this. The end justifies the means for him.

Where Can I Find A GOOD Plumber?

Anacortes Plumbing is known for being a team of good, ethical professionals!

Our company values honesty and respectfulness with our customers, and we take the time to obtain the proper licensing for each of our workers. 

Call us at (360) 299-3205 for any emergencies, or email us at office@anacortesplumbers.com

We are one of the top plumbing companies in the Anacortes area, and we’d love to be a help to you!