What Los Angeles area plumbers want you to know
When a homeowner needs a plumber, it’s often in an emergency situation. Before an emergency occurs, take advice from two highly rated Los Angeles-area plumbers that could potentially save you time, money and future repairs.
Todd Marsh, owner of highly rated TRM Plumbing, Inc. in Los Angeles, says it’s important to find a qualified plumber with the right credentials.
“By definition, a plumber must be a plumbing contractor with an active California contractor’s license, with a valid current bond, valid current liability insurance and workmen's compensation,” Marsh says.
Marsh says qualified company owners will have completed about five years of an apprenticeship and about five years of a journeymanship before applying for the contractor’s license.
“This will ensure that the customer more than likely will get someone who is committed to their trade and reasonably knowledgeable,” he says. “Very few out there have this background currently.”
Ruben Delgado, owner of highly rated R&D Plumbing in Venice, Calif., says the most important thing homeowners can do to protect themselves and their property is to know where the main water shutoff is.
When he’s called to emergency situations, he often finds “people are just screaming and running up and down grabbing towels.”
“They have no clue where to turn the water off, literally,” he said. “If they just knew where to turn the water off, they could save themselves thousands of dollars worth of water damage.”