Finding a good plumber in Mount Shasta, California shouldn't really be that hard to do, right? And most of the time it won't be! The problem is that you don't usually find out if a plumber is sub-standard until after you've hired them, and they've made a mess of the task that you hired them to do, and you're left with more problems than you began with.
So before you go and hire a plumber in Mount Shasta (or the area where you live) here are a few helpful hints for you to consider in order to protect yourself as much as possible:
Seek recommendations from other people you trust; for example, family, friends or work colleagues. Not only will they be able to help you find a good plumber, but they will also be able to steer you away from those that they have had bad experiences with.
If you can't get a personal recommendation, the next best option is to go online to find reviews on third party websites such as GoogleMyBusiness, Yelp, Kudzu, Angie's List, and don't forget the Bureau for Better Business. Don't rely on the testimonials that you find on the plumber's website, as they are probably only going to allow the good testimonials to be posted since they have complete control of the site.
Before allowing a plumber to start work in your home or office, always get a quote in writing, and check the small print, to try and alleviate any shocks when the final bill is presented to you.
Last but not least, it's vital that you check the plumber's licensing credentials before hiring them. A licensed plumber is going to not only have the correct qualifications, but will also carry some kind of liability insurance. You can easily go online to check the license number that your prospective plumber hands to you.