It’s okay if you’re alone at home and you need emergency plumbing service. Not all plumbers turn into death eaters or rapists like in those horror movies you watch. However, be sure that you are getting home a well qualified plumber so that he does not create a horror story in your bathroom or drains. Leaking pipes, blocked drains and not able to get hot water service can be really annoying and might need proper repair as soon as possible. Now, you may not be a person who sits at home 24 hours and this is why you need to hire a plumber who can get the job done according to your timings.<br> Many states require the plumber to hold a license. This will help you in ensuring that the plumber you are hiring for an important work is qualified to do it. Check whether there are any formal or serious complaints against the particular person online or through the agency that is sending him.<br> Check if the plumber you are hiring has insurance. Having insurance will help you as well as the plumber in case of any injury or accident. Also, check how long the plumber has been working in the field and how many years the agency that has sent him has been in operation. More number of years means better experience and better quality of service.<br> You don’t want you plumber to rip you off and give you a heart attack. Prevention is better than cure and this is why it is always to call the agency and check with them how much a particular plumbing work will cost. If they say that the plumber will have to check it before he estimates the cost, let him come and give you the proper estimate of things to be bought and how much would the whole work will cost including his service charge.<br> Always insist on taking a look at the bill from the hardware store or the place from where your plumber has bought the nuts and bolts required to get your work done. This is because there are chances that the guy will try to cheat you by adding extra amounts or by buying stuff more than necessary which he can later on use on any other clients. This is the only way he can get you to pay him more since his service charge is usually fixed by the agency and you are well aware of it.<br> Read reviews of agencies who supply plumbers for work in various areas. If possible, check with your friends and neighbours for a good ad trustworthy plumber rather than getting some person about whom you have no clue, enter inside your house.