Are you planning to have the bathroom and kitchen in your Tucson, Arizona, home remodeled? Maybe you have another issue with your plumbing. Remodels and extensive repairs may take several days. Maybe you are wondering whether or not you should leave the plumber alone in your house for an entire day. Here are several factors to consider when deciding whether or not this is a good idea.

Communicating With the Plumber

One of your first concerns is if the plumber comes up against something unexpected and has to make a decision without consulting you. There could be an issue that requires the plumber to purchase additional materials that can substantially increase the price of the job. Or it can happen when they encounter an unexpected complication.

The best way to handle this is to talk to plumbers in advance. Let them know their parameters for making their own decisions and when you want to be consulted. Leave a work or mobile number so they can contact you immediately.

Working With Trustworthy Plumbers

Regarding security concerns, the best way to feel comfortable leaving a plumber in your home is to contract a trustworthy plumber. All plumbers will tell you they are trustworthy, but actions speak louder than words. So, the trick is knowing what specific things you should look for to help you determine whether or not you should trust a plumber.

An A Rating or Better With the Better Business Bureau

The Better Business Bureau awards accreditation to trustworthy businesses. A company must prove its practices are fair and legitimate to get an A or better rating with the Better Business Bureau. Checking for this seal of approval is a significant first step in choosing someone trustworthy. Sometimes a business that was previously accredited uses dishonest practices or has issues with its employees interacting with customers. In that case, the Better Business Bureau will remove its accreditation or lower its grade. At Cal’s Plumbing, we proudly have a consistent A+ Better Business Bureau rating.

Licensed and Insured

A trustworthy plumber is licensed. For plumbers to get a workmanship certification, they must be insured. When you work with a licensed and insured plumber, you can file a damage claim if anything goes wrong. When working with uninsured or unlicensed plumbers, if anything is incorrect or if something in your home is damaged, it may be impossible to recoup what was lost. Licensed plumbers have liability coverage, meaning you have nothing to worry about when you hire them for plumbing issues around your home.

Being licensed and insured goes hand-in-hand with professionalism. Hiring an expert-certified plumber means they will offer quality services and unparalleled professionalism. They adhere to ethical codes of conduct, including how they act in your home, whether you are there or not. This professionalism extends to completing work on time and if they go the extra mile to ensure you are happy with the results.

Professional Appearance and Manner

Everyone has heard the saying, “You should not judge a book by its cover.” However, the reality is that professionalism, trustworthiness, and honesty can be judged by appearance. When plumbers arrive at your home looking disheveled, poorly groomed, or otherwise unorganized, it can justifiably make you feel concerned. You may not want to let them in the door, much less leave them in your home when you are away.

A hallmark of their professionalism is their prompt responsiveness when you reach out for their services. This timely communication serves as an indicator of their commitment to delivering on their promises. Moreover, reliable plumbers maintain punctuality as a core value. They arrive precisely at the agreed-upon time. This demonstrates their respect for your schedule and desire to minimize disruption to your daily routine.

Equipped with a comprehensive toolkit, dependable plumbers come prepared with advanced, specialized tools for effective plumbing repairs and maintenance. This preparedness showcases their expertise and ensures they can promptly and efficiently address issues.

At Cal’s Plumbing, we pride ourselves on our plumbers’ clean, neat, and professional appearance. With the red Oxford shirts, appropriate work pants, clean shoes, organized tools, and trademark clean red vehicles, we are committed to making our customers feel comfortable by promoting a professional appearance from day one. With pride in their appearance, our plumbers look good, feel good, and are committed to doing their best work.

Background Checks

Plumbing companies bear the responsibility of safeguarding customers from potential risks. Comprehensive background checks, including criminal, drug, and driving record screenings, help ensure the individuals working in your home are trustworthy. These checks prevent undesirable individuals from infiltrating the workforce, offering peace of mind to both customers and employers. Thorough vetting prevents adverse incidents and maintains a safe environment.

Drug Screening

Drug screening is a requirement for most individuals looking to get plumbing jobs. Some companies perform drug screenings periodically, too. Plumbing is a valuable skill that requires experience, knowledge, and coordination. Making a mistake while installing plumbing could cost homeowners hundreds or thousands of dollars. At Cal’s Plumbing, we conduct criminal background checks and drug tests on all prospective employees. We want our customers to trust the plumbers in their homes.

Tips to Make You Feel Safer When a Plumber Is in Your Home

Even if you work with the most trustworthy plumbing company in the world, you might feel uncomfortable leaving someone in your home when you are not around. There are some steps that you can take to reduce this discomfort.

Store any small valuables, like jewelry or electronics, in a safe spot. Do not leave checkbooks or cash in plain view. And keep prescription medications in a safe place. Some homeowners ask friends or neighbors to pop in unannounced to check that everything is above board.

It is a personal decision whether or not to stay home when you have a plumber working all day. It can be beneficial to be present during certain stages of the project, especially during the start and finish of the job. However, if you choose a company that does background checks, has an A or better Better Business Bureau rating, prides itself on looking professional, and requires drug screenings, you will feel confident that your project will be completed successfully. Your home will be respected even when you are away.

Our Distinctive Core Values

Cal’s Plumbing is a comprehensive plumbing contractor. We take pride in creating a familial, enjoyable atmosphere, prioritizing exceptional service and fostering continuous growth. Interacting with our office team or plumbers guarantees courteous service aimed at minimizing disruptions to your routine. We demonstrate our commitment to excellence with Better Business Bureau accreditation, membership in the Tucson Metro Chamber, and the Torch Award for Ethics.

Our services encompass plumbing installation, inspection, and repair, including emergency plumbing and specialized tasks, such as slab leak repair and camera inspections. We handle water heater installation (tanked and tankless) and water softeners, conditioners, and filtration. Contact Cal’s Plumbing in Tucson to experience customer service from a trustworthy plumbing leader.

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