If you are looking for a professional and reliable septic tank repair contractor in your area, you have probably come across several potential companies—hopefully one of them is Hemley’s Septic Tank Services.
The fact that you have several contractors to choose between is great news. The more contractors you have to choose between, the better your chances of finding the perfect septic tank repair contractor for you. At the same time, the more contractors you have to choose between, the more careful you have to be about picking a dud.
When you have several contractors to choose between, it is important that you have a consultation with all of them and ask the right questions to identify who is the real deal and who isn’t. Whatever you do, don’t accept the first offer or say yes to the first consultant you find. Septic tank repair is a specialist trade and it takes a lot of skill and experience to do a great job.
Don’t worry if you aren’t sure what to ask, we’ve got you covered. Below you’ll find the most important questions to ask your potential septic tank repair contractors. Pay careful attention to their answers and use that information to find the best contractor for you.
Do you have a license and are you insured?
Under no circumstances should you hire a septic tank repair contractor who isn’t licensed and insured. Having a license means that the septic tank contractor in question is officially registered and qualified to carry out work by your state. The septic tank is an incredibly important part of your house and you don’t want to let anyone near it who doesn’t know what they are doing. At the same time, you also want to make sure that you are protected against any accidents or injuries that happen on your site. Having a contractor who is insured will make sure that you are not responsible and that they have the protection they need.
Who will carry out the repair work?
The person you speak to at the consultation may not necessarily be the person that carries out your work. Here at Hemley’s, for instance, we have several contractors that we use. They are all fantastic contractors, but you probably won’t speak to them during the consultation.
Given that the contractor will be working at your property it is always a good idea to try and meet them beforehand, make sure that they themselves are licensed and bonded and that they know exactly what needs to be done. There’s nothing worse than a case of Chinese whispers where instructions get lost as they are passed from one team member to another.
How much will the service cost
Obviously, price is important and you need to find out how much the service will cost. But it shouldn’t be your only concern. The cheapest price is very often the worst service. Make sure that you understand exactly what the contractor will do and how they will do it so that you can ensure you get value for money.
Want to ask our staff these questions? Get in touch today for a free consultation on your septic tank issue.