King of the Plunger: How to Find a Plumber Worth Your Time

The Master Plumber’s Council of New York City has over 200 members, and that doesn’t include novice plumbers or hundreds of others working in the field. 

And it’s not just New York City that needs great plumbers. This necessary profession is one of the backbones of any infrastructure, and every community needs licensed and insured plumbers.

If you’re in a sticky situation or moving into a new home, you need to find a plumber with a stellar reputation in your city or town. We are happy to help you find local plumbing companies that will serve you – even if you’re in deep doo-doo!

Find A Plumber Near You

Searching for a plumber during an emergency might be stressful, so it’s best to have one or two in mind no matter what the state of your sewage.

Start with Google

One of the easiest things you can do using the Internet is type in “plumbers near me” or “find a plumber” into your Google search bar. This will show you physically nearby plumbing companies.

But you’ve got to make sure you trust them before you call for service.

Word of Mouth 

Once you have a list of plumbers, make sure you check with neighbors or read reviews about services. In a small community, word of mouth is often a reliable way to start your search to find a plumber.

Australian Plumbers

It’s not that hard to find a plumber down under! The best local plumbing companies will show up on Google and have good ratings on a service like Yelp.

Only Hire Licensed Plumbers

No matter where in the world you need your drains un-clogged, make sure to obtain your plumber’s license number and check them out before you enter into a work agreement. 

New York City, for example, lists more than 300 plumbers on their government website that have been suspended, sued, or otherwise lost their license for a period of time. Make sure you’re creating a safe environment for yourself and your family, and always check to make sure your plumber is licensed, insured, and bonded.

King of the Plunger

Finding the best plumber in your area will also mean you enjoy working with this person. Plumbing issues can be embarrassing, smelly, and sometimes horrifying. Find a licensed expert that cares about customer service and has a privacy guarantee.

When you call to schedule an appointment once you find a plumber near you, make sure to be on time and to have the area he may need cleaned out and easy to access. Be respectful and courteous of your plumber’s time, and he will treat you with the same respect!

You are not obligated to tip a plumber, and often they will not be able to take tips. Still, it doesn’t hurt to try.

Finding Other Help

If you’ve got more issues in your home, you’ve come to the right place. It can be hard to find a plumber or other service provider that won’t let you down.

Use our site to read more about finding a local home builder that you can trust.  And keep reading other pieces on our blog to learn more about finding helpful businesses!