After sorting through contractors, carpenters, electricians, architects and landscape designers, we finally narrowed down the crew that we wanted working on our home's new addition. But we still needed to find a licensed plumber or plumbing contractor who could do the job right, unlike the last one.
Of the four licensed plumbers we brought out to our property, all seemed knowledgeable and realistic in their expectations. But one, unbeknownst to us, had already worked on several houses in our neighborhood, and was even the licensed plumber who worked on the addition that was built on the property two blocks away from us. If we were to get a plumber from the current lineup, it certainly seemed like this was our guy. Admittedly, he didn't promise the lowest price or the best time frame, but his experience in our area gave us the reassurance that he had the most realistic expectations for these concerns.
Plumbing problems from ice cold showers and freezing pipes to basement flooding and serious leakages - tend to sneak up on us at the most inconvenient time. Chances of plumbing emergencies are considerably higher in homes with poor plumbing maintenance, but unfortunately emergencies have also been known to occur in homes that have diligently maintained their plumbing.