Important Questions to Ask Any Commercial Plumbing Company
When it comes to career industries, plumbing certainly isn’t the most popular. However, it is the most important. Quality plumbing, particularly in commercial venues, is directly related to health and sanitation ratings. Poor plumbing can cause a whole list of complications and can lead to sickness. To help avoid problems stemming from poor commercial plumbing, commercial builders and owners should be sure they hire a plumber who is knowledgeable and efficient. Below are a few questions that all individuals thinking of hiring a commercial plumber should ask.
Do you specialize in commercial projects? When looking for a plumber for commercial projects, it is necessary that you choose a plumber that specifically handles commercial jobs. Commercial jobs have different code, permit, and inspection requirements, and you will need a plumber with sufficient commercial experience to correctly navigate all three.
Are you licensed and bonded in this state? Unfortunately, it is not unheard of for commercial builders and owners to be duped by inscrutable people advertising themselves as commercial plumbers. It is important to make sure that the plumber you chose is licensed, bonded, and certified to work in your state. Ask for a bond number and state identification number, then call your state and make sure that the number active and no charges or liens have been levied against the plumber’s license.
What is your current schedule? For the most part residential jobs last only a day or two. However, many commercial jobs could last for weeks or more, so it is important that you choose a plumber that has good scheduling techniques and the time to devote to your project.
Ask for three to five commercial references. Just as a job interview may require references, so should your search for the right plumber. Be sure to read online reviews, ask friends and colleagues, and ask for specific references from the plumber.
Most commercial plumbers won’t mind giving you references at all. They may need to ask permission from a previous client before giving you contact information, but they will happily make that request. Beware of any plumber who won’t give your references or seems to avoid the topic altogether. If you are looking for a responsible and knowledgeable commercial plumbing contractor, call W.W. Gay Mechanical Contractor at (904) 388-2696 today!