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Finding the Right Plumber: An FAQ

How do you find the right plumber? What does the right plumber even mean? Many homeowners associate a plumber with just a grumbly person who begrudgingly fixes your leaking toilet when you’re having a bad day. That’s brought about a lot of negative connotations with plumbing work in general. We’re here to fix that.

Finding the right plumber means finding a plumber that you’re actually happy to call. Plumbing service doesn’t have to be obnoxious, expensive, or boring. Many plumbers in Champaign, IL actually love what they do and can provide you with great ways of making your life easier and cutting costs down the line.

So, in light of the idea behind what makes a plumber right for you, we’re going to talk about some ways you can ensure that your plumber fits what you need from them.


The big difference between any old plumbing contractor you find in the phonebook and us, is that we know how hard it is to find the right plumber. That’s why this FAQ is designed to help those in need of our services without turning it into a stressful experience.

What Licenses and Certifications Should They Have?

This might be a little complicated at first, but bear with us. Plumbers go through different levels to gain their certifications and be able to provide service for your home. An amateur plumber is going to be called an apprentice, and they should by no means be able to work on your home alone. A journeyman plumber is someone who has gained the relevant certification to be called a plumber, and can work on your plumbing quite easily, but they don’t have the relevant business and management experience to run things. A master plumber is a plumber with many years of experience and the certification to take care of any job you need. Our team has master plumbers and many contractors are journeymen that work independently.

How Much Does Experience Matter?

Well, that depends. How much does the health of your plumbing system matter? The more experience a plumber has, the better. Don’t be afraid to ask your prospective plumbing contractor about the experience they’ve had with homes like yours and unique plumbing situations. A confident plumber with the right experience will not shy away from talking about it—in fact, they’ll probably enjoy talking to you about their experience in the industry!

What Services Should I Look For?

Don’t just assume every plumber works on sump pumps, repiping, or other aspects of plumbing. Take a look at the different services we offer on our site. Don’t assume a plumber does anything, make sure you know exactly what kind of services they provide so you know you’re not getting someone without the relevant experience.

How Late Should a Plumber Be Open?

While this might be up to personal preferences, we believe that plumbers should be available 24/7 to help with emergency plumbing needs. If you’re not fond of waiting for hours in the middle of the night while you deal with a frighteningly bad leak, then find a plumber like us who offers 24/7 emergency services.

Pipeworks Inc. has the relevant qualifications to get the job done right. Call us today!


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