Hello and Welcome to Plumbers Columbia!
Yes, I realize that this is a strange name for a website, but there is a reason for choosing this strange name.
When a homeowner in Columbia needs a plumber, rather it be to repair a simple leaking pipe or to install a complete fire sprinkler system, there is a pretty good chance that they will go to their computer and type in: Plumbers Columbia… or Columbia Plumbers in order to find a plumber to handle their needs.
And, yes, I wanted you to find my site because unlike many of the other websites that come up, I am not a licensed plumber and I don’t own my own plumbing service.
I’m actually much like you in that I’m just a consumer that has had trouble in the past finding a qualified local plumber and that’s why I created this site so that I could help you.
I felt like it was a good thing for me to do!
Now, I’m not going to bad-mouth any plumbing companies out there, but I will make a stout recommendation for several plumbing companies out there that are licensed, bonded, insured and that you can trust will handle your needs in a professional manner.
Also, I want to help home owners to understand how their plumbing systems work and provide them enough knowledge so that they can make minor repairs, or, if they are like many who are scared to death of plumbing problems, make an intelligent decision on which licensed plumbing contractors they should consider hiring in Columbia to handle larger jobs.
So, if any of your pipe systems are leaking or if you need to install a new water heater, this website is for you.
Before I got started on this journey to find a qualified licensed plumber, I didn’t have the first idea on how to repair a toilet. And, I certainly had no idea on how much skill an experienced plumber has…and, maybe you don’t either?
I will show you how to test your water pressure, repair a leaking shower head, and even how to install a new sink in your kitchen or bath. We will even take a look at the plumbing connected to sprinkler systems and the various types of pipefitting. I will show you what tools are needed and how to use those tools. I will provide you a lot of useful plumbing tips.
More importantly, however, this website will help you hire a licensed Columbia plumber that is professional and honest.
The last thing you need are unprofessional contractors working on your plumbing systems putting your home and comfort at risk and doing work that is not up to local plumbing code.
Also, the prices that plumbing journeyman charge for various types of repair work is all over the board. Home owners can easily get ripped off because they have no idea how much work is involved on a particular job…it’s just not something that most home owners do.
And, here is a word of warning: Don’t trust an operation like the Better Business Bureau to vouch for a business…they can’t be trusted!
You probably don’t know this, but did you know that the Better Business Bureau is paid by the businesses that they represent. They use the word “Bureau” in their name to make it sound like they are government related…but, they are not! If you doubt my word, check it out.
It’s also important to know what organization regulate professional plumbers such as the International Code Council and the South Carolina Code of Laws. Also, find out what kind of contractor’s license a potential plumber has or even if the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation even knows if they exist.
Find out if the owner of the plumbing company is a Master Plumber or are they a person with a journeyman’s card that has lost so many jobs that they decided to start their own business. If this is the case, they probably don’t have insurance and if someone gets injured or if they damage your home, you could be out a lot of money.
There are other things to find out. Is a permit required? Are inspections required? Will the work be done up to state and city codes? I could go on-and-on, but you see my point.
After spending a few moments on my website, Plumbers Columbia, hopefully you will be able to make a better decision on who to hire for your plumbing job. Or, maybe you will have the confidence to do the job yourself!