Don’t get scammed on your plumbing & heating! Tips to ensure you work with a reputable company from A1 Choice Plumbers in Kelowna & West Kelowna.
Scams are an unfortunate fact of life in any industry, including the plumbing trade. Like most people, you may not know enough about plumbing or heating to know when you’re getting ripped off. Naturally, you’re more concerned with fixing your emergency than arguing about the fine print. But later you may find that you overpaid or the job wasn’t done properly. A professional and reputable company will never try and trick you; instead they’ll want you to have all the knowledge you require in order to make the right decision.
Recently there have been a lot of instances of people claiming to be ‘energy inspectors’ are showing up on doorsteps — convincing unsuspecting homeowners they need to buy new furnaces or air conditioners. W5 recently covered the story in detail, you can watch the full episode here:
A professional and reputable plumber will stand by their word, and their work. Ensure that the plumbing company you use is licensed with the BC Safety Authority and employs only certified plumbers and gas fitters who are bonded and insured for liability and property damage. Legal permits and warranties on labour and materials are also standard criteria. In addition, Consumer Protection BC regulates door-to-door sales contracts, so know your rights and read your contract carefully. You have 10 days to cancel these types of contracts and there is a limit on the amount of deposit you may be required to pay.
For a plumbing and drain company you can trust, contact family owned and operated A1 Choice Plumbing & Heating. We are a fully licensed, bonded and insured team of professionals specializing in a complete range of residential and commercial plumbing work.