Whether you have an emergency or are in need of repair service, there comes a time you will have to hire a plumber to service your home. New York City has one of the strictest laws and regulations in operating a plumbing business. The plumber must be licensed and insured to operate in New York City. There are minimum experience level requirements to obtain different types of licenses, like a journeyman license, master plumber license. An apprentice can work under the guidance of a licensed plumber.
Before hiring a plumber, make sure they are fully licensed and insured and request a certificate of insurance to confirm the coverage for general liability. Any type of plumbing disaster may cost tens of thousands of dollars in repair costs. It is always a good idea to ensure that the plumbing company has good liability coverage in their insurance. This will give you peace of mind as a homeowner. Many building management also has strict rules about the coverage of insurance before you are allowed to hire a plumber. Ask your building management to give a sample certificate of insurance and request the plumbing company to provide you the actual certificate of insurance with the homeowner and the building management as insured parties.
The actual cost to hire a plumber depends on a number of factors. Some plumbers prefer a flat rate estimate while others by the hour. According to Yelp, plumbers charge anywhere between $80 and $375 per hour for hourly jobs. It is always a good idea to hire a plumber who provides you with a flat rate. This will help you budget the cost and minimize any surprises later. At Neo Plumbing, we always provide a flat rate estimate for any job.
Emergency plumbing repair costs are typically higher than the regular rate. It is always a good idea to hire a plumbing service company that offers 24 hours emergency service as plumbing emergencies can come at any time. Even for emergencies, it is crucial for the homeowner to get estimates for the repair.
Neo Plumbing has emergency plumbers on call 24 hours to service you and identify and fix any emergency issues are have. Call (646) 860 0149 or schedule online at neoplumbingnyc.com