A written estimate from your plumber will give you peace of mind and make sure you and the plumber are on the same page.
Make sure the estimate details the cost of the plumbing project and a time line.
Many estimates also include what parts are needed and their cost.
Along with a written estimate, if your project isn’t an emergency, be sure to request current references and take the time to check the references so you can rest assured that the plumber has a good work record. Satisfied customers are usually happy to recommend a company or individual who has done a good job for them.
Be sure your estimate also includes an estimated completion date.
Plumbers can often find themselves bogged down with work. You don’t want your project to drag on or get lost in the shuffle.
Most importantly, don’t pay the plumber until the job has been completed to your satisfaction.