Important Questions to Ask before hiring a regular plumber to repair a main line.
1. What material will you be using to repair our new water main line? *Answer you want to hear isPEX pipe.
WHY CHOSE PEX PLUMBING PIPES?
You live in freezing cold temperatures, PEX should most likely be your choice.
If you are looking for a durable solution, a new PEX mainline should be your choice.
If you need to use a plumbing system outside of the house, PEX should be the choice.
2. How deep will you buried our main line pipe? *Answer you want to hear is 2 ½ - 3 feet deep. Why buried your water main line so deep?
If you are planning to renovate your landscape or just dig a hole 12-18 inches will not be deep and will cause problems later. Causing you to redo and spend money twice!
A regular 5 gallon plant is close to 12 inches deep, a 15 gallon tree is more than 18 inches deep. So why should you water main line the most important plumbing pipe be only buried only 12-18 inches? That’s what we call putting a bandage on it.
3. What is your warranty on the new main line or repair? *Answer you want to hear is 6-12 months.
Why 6-12 months you are paying a nice chunk of money why not get a nice long liability in return.
A professional plumber will stand behind its product and fell confident that its repair or install will last year’s not days.
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4. Do you repair damages done to landscape, concrete, pavers, plants and trees? *Answer you want to hear is yes we do at no extra cost.
Why should repairs and clean up be included in repairs or install costs because you are already spending money why do you have to spend money twice.
Your plumber should be responsible for landscape, concrete, pavers, plants and trees once they are finished with their work. If not you hired the wrong company to do the work and will be stuck with additional expensive repairs.
This seems like it should be an obvious answer, but some plumbing companies don't clean up when they're finished, leaving you with old parts, boxes for new materials and a giant, dirty mess. Always ask if cleanup is included as part of a quote, and if not, ask why. Some companies may charge for cleanup in addition to completing a job, and the cost may be worth it but never forget to ask.