How and When to Hire a Professional Plumber

Choosing the right plumber could make the difference between a great experience and a disastrous one. Plumbing problems can always happen at the most inconvenient times. Although there are some simple tasks that a homeowner can fix themselves, there are many plumbing situations in the home that are best left to trained and knowledgeable plumbing technicians. When it comes to looking for plumbing services, the quality of plumbing services for your Cape Cod home should not be compromised. Hiring a plumber is often a quick decision for most homeowners, but it’s also a good idea to select a plumber before a plumbing emergency happens.

What should you look for when hiring a plumber?

Consider the following when finding a professional plumbing company:

Cost: It’s always a good idea to learn about how much plumbing companies charge, as well as what payment methods they accept. How much do they charge in the event of an emergency and do they offer 24 hour emergency service? Ask about regular rates and if there are any other service charges, like dispatch fees & after hours fees.

Credentials: Protect you and your home. Select a plumber that is licensed. Also, be sure to verify that the plumbing and heating company have liability insurance and workman’s compensation.

References and reputation: Ask for references – good plumbing service companies want you to know and see their work experience. Ask for and call references and find out if their customers were satisfied with the workmanship, price, and if there were any communication problems. Look for the company on the Better Business Bureau website. If the company is an accredited business on the Better Business Bureau website, check their rating and read their reviews. Capewide Enterprises is an A+ BBB Accredited Business since 9/2/2005 . Also read any online third party reviews on websites such as, and others. Lastly, ask around, referrals are an excellent way to evaluate a company before you hire them.

Warranties: Does the company you are using provide any type of warranty on the work and parts they do in your home?

Simple questions will help you in finding a qualified plumbing company who can help you with your plumbing needs, whether it’s emergency plumbing services, small plumbing repairs and installations or a major plumbing remodel to your home. Also, develop a long-term relationship with a reputable company. Your next call for service may be for an emergency plumbing service, and you want to use the services of a company that you know and trust.

When should you call a plumbing company?

When the following situations and needs arise, it’s best to hire a professional plumber – no hot water, low water pressure throughout the house, a leaking water heater or toilet, sewer line stoppage or slow drains, frozen pipes, water heater replacement and kitchen and bathroom fixture installation.

Call Capewide Enterprises today at 508-477-8877 for any of your emergency and non-emergency plumbing and heating needs. Get to know us before an emergency arises!

by Capewide Enterprises