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How To Find The Best Plumber in Chicago, Tips How to Find a Good Chicago Plumbers

October 01, 2019 1 Comment

Best Plumbers Near Me

To protect your biggest investment, your home, you will need the best residential plumber available in your area.  The time to find the best plumber is before one is urgently needed.  If you wait until an emergency, you may have difficulty finding any plumber at all. Or you may have no option but to use an unknown plumber and hope for the best.

Plumbing is a difficult profession. A plumber must undergo vigorous training, must have good math skills, must have good problem solving skills, must be good with tools, must be able to work in tight places and crawl under houses, and must be able to work with a variety of people.  When choosing the best plumber, the number one criterion is that your plumber must be licensed and insured in your state. This is for your protection. The best plumber should also be able to provide references, give estimates, and guarantee their work.  In order to qualify for a plumbing license, the applicant must have completed an accredited technical program in plumbing, or have a minimum of 4-5 years working under the direction of a licensed plumber in an apprenticeship program.  Then the applicant must pay to apply to take and pass a rigorous written examination.  A professional plumber will advertise that he is licensed and insured in the yellow pages or an online web site. This allows you to feel confident that your plumbing needs will be professionally and properly repaired. If the job is poorly performed, the homeowner has a legal recourse.

In addition to looking for professional credentials, a well established company will proudly advertise that they have been in business for many years. They will advertise that their company has been providing plumbing services for so many years. An example would include: Narwhal Plumbing, licensed and insured plumber with 15 years of experience in the community. References are available on request. Free estimates and work is guaranteed.

If searching for the best plumber online, use your zip code in your search.  Distance to a job factors into the initial cost of having the plumber just make a house call. The best plumbers can handle any plumbing jobs, but some will advertise they specialize in installing and maintaining new energy efficient water heaters, for example.  They will be knowledgeable on the size water heater needed for your home based on square footage, number of bathrooms and number of occupants in your home. They will be able to educate you on the newest and best water heaters available in terms of cost and energy efficiency ratings, recovery times, pros and cons regarding timers, and warranties. 

If worried about false advertising, it is easy for a home owner to call their state’s licensing bureau to find out if a particular plumber is really licensed. A call to the Better Business Bureau, will inform you if there are any pending cases against that particular plumber or plumbing company, and the outcome of past cases.  

Word of mouth is another way to find the best plumber. A friend or neighbor who has had good experiences with a particular plumber will recommend that plumber. Questions to ask include did the plumber arrive in a timely manner?  Did he explain the problem satisfactorily? Did he give an estimate for the cost of the repair? Was the problem resolved correctly in a timely manner? If the problem involved removing part of a wall or floor, could he make the correct repairs or was he able to provide a licensed and insured contractor to make those repairs in a timely manner? 

Another source is to call your home insurance agent. Most plumbing problems are not covered by home insurance, but your agent can give you the names of plumbers they use for covered plumbing problems emergencies. Insurance companies are going to use reputable, licensed plumbers.

By being proactive, a homeowner can find the best plumber and establish a professional relationship. While the best plumber may not be cheap, in the long run he will save you money by correcting the problem properly or installing the best and most cost efficient plumbing appliance, such as a water heater, in a professional and timely manner with a written guarantee.



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Chicago 60601 – Loop

Chicago 60603 – Loop

Chicago 60606 – Loop

Chicago 60613 – Lakeview

Chicago 60613 – Buena Park

Chicago 60613 – North Center

Chicago 60613 – St. Ben’s

Chicago 60614 – Lincoln Park

Chicago 60614 – Park West

Chicago 60614 – Mid-North District

Chicago 60618 – Avondale

Chicago 60618 – Roscoe Village

Chicago 60618 – Horner Park

Chicago 60618 – Irving Park

Chicago 60618 – Belmont Gardens

Chicago 60618 – Lathrop Homes

Chicago 60618 – North Center

Chicago 60618 – St. Ben’s

Chicago 60622 – West Town

Chicago 60622 – Ukrainian Village

Chicago 60622 – Wicker Park

Chicago 60622 – Noble Square

Chicago 60622 – Humboldt Park

Chicago 60622 – Smith Park

Chicago 60625 – Lincoln Square

Chicago 60625 – Ravenswood

Chicago 60625 – Ravenswood Manor

Chicago 60625 – Kimball

Chicago 60625 – Albany Park

Chicago 60625 – Peterson Park

Chicago 60625 – North Park

Chicago 60626 – Rogers Park

Chicago 60639 – Hermosa

Chicago 60639 – Belmont Cragin

Chicago 60639 – Belmont Central

Chicago 60639 – North Austin

Chicago 60640 – Andersonville

Chicago 60640 – West Edgewater

Chicago 60640 – Uptown

Chicago 60640 – Sheridan Park

Chicago 60640 – Ravenswood

Chicago 60641 – Old Irving Park

Chicago 60641 – Portage Park

Chicago 60641 – Belmont Gardens

Chicago 60642 – Noble Square

Chicago 60642 – River West

Chicago 60645 – West Ridge

Chicago 60646 – Lincolnwood

Chicago 60646 – North Park

Chicago 60646 – Hollywood Park

Chicago 60646 – Sauganash

Chicago 60646 – Edgebrook

Chicago 60646 – South Edgebrook

Chicago 60646 – Forest Glen

Chicago 60647 – Bucktown

Chicago 60647 – Wicker Park

Chicago 60647 – Logan Square

Chicago 60647 – Palmer Square

Chicago 60647 – Hermosa

Chicago 60647 – Belmont Gardens

Chicago 60647 – Humboldt Park

Chicago 60647 – Lathrop Homes

Chicago 60654 – River North

Chicago 60657 – Lake View

Chicago 60657 – Roscoe Village

Chicago 60657 – Park West

Chicago 60659 – Peterson Park

Chicago 60659 – West Ridge

Chicago 60659 – Hollywood Park

Chicago 60659 – North Park

Chicago 60660 – Edgewater

Chicago 60660 – West Edgewater

Chicago 60661 – Downtown

Chicago 60712 – Lincolnwood

Chicago 60712 – Edgebrook

1 Response

Drake Welsh
Drake Welsh

December 13, 2019

I appreciated the tip that you gave to consider choosing a plumber who has the proper credentials. My wife and I have been talking about finding a plumber to help us make our pipes be less noisy, and it would be important for us to know that we could find one that will be good for us. I will be sure to check their credentials when I am looking for one to hire.

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