How to Find the Best Plumbers in Ft. Myers and Naples, Florida

How to Find the Best Plumbers in Ft. Myers and Naples, Florida

Everyone wants to hire a skilled and trustworthy plumber.

But how can you tell the difference between a good and a bad plumber?

We have a simple solution: Before you hire a plumbing contractor, ask yourself these 3 easy questions…

  1. Is the plumber licensed and insured?
  2. How is the company’s customer service rated?
  3. How does the contractor estimate project costs?

Let’s talk about each of these questions in more detail:

#1: Is the plumber licensed and insured?

If you find a plumber that isn’t licensed or insured, don’t hire them.

Here’s why: It’s illegal to hire a plumber who isn’t licensed, and it’s a financially risky move to hire a contractor who doesn’t have insurance.

Let’s look at licenses and insurance in more detail:

Why your contractor needs a license

Florida’s Department of Business & Professional Regulation states, “If you pay someone to… perform services such as plumbing or air conditioning work, that person has to have a state contractors’ license.”

This means any plumbing work beyond simple fixes (like adding a filter to a faucet) require a licensed plumber.

If you don’t hire a licensed plumber, you do so at your own risk. Unlicensed plumbing contractors can face prison time, and if you hire them, you could face a court injunction and be fined up to $5,000 for aiding and assisting unlicensed activity.

How to find a contractor’s license: Visit and search by “City or County.” Next choose “Construction Industry” for License Category, then choose “Certified Plumbing Contractor.” Then type in your city or county and you’ll be able to browse all of the licensed contractors in your area.

Here’s Aztec Plumbing & Drains’s proof of licensure:

Why your plumber needs insurance

Imagine if an accident happened during a plumbing repair that caused flooding or damage to furniture—and your plumber wasn’t insured. In that scenario, you’d be responsible for ALL of the repair cost.

You want to make sure your plumber is insured to protect both you and the contractor in case of any injury or accident.

How to find out if your plumber is insured: Look at third-party services like to verify if a contractor is insured.

Aztec Plumbing & Drains is insured. We also have careful and skilled technicians, so you don’t have to worry about carelessness. Look for us on

#2: How is the company’s customer service rated?

After you’ve found a licensed and insured contractor, you’ll want to know how they treat their customers.

If a contractor has high customer service ratings, you’re more likely to have a similar experience when you hire them.

At Aztec Plumbing & Drains, we strive to provide the best customer service—and we have many customers who agree!

#3: How does the contractor estimate project costs?

Are they quick to give you an estimate over the phone? Or do they insist on seeing the problem in person? Be wary of contractors who are quick to quote an estimate over the phone.

There are 2 reasons why:

  1. Every home’s plumbing system is built differently, so a plumber can’t give an accurate estimate unless they see it in person. Also, everyone’s needs are different. A water heater that works for your family may be insufficient for your neighbor’s family.
  2. Some contractors give lower prices over the phone, but then switch to a higher price in person. That dishonesty does a disservice to consumers, and it reflects poorly on how the company conducts business.

The way to find out how they estimate project costs: Simply call the plumber with your plumbing issue, whatever it may be. If they insist on visiting your home before they quote you a price, you’re good to go. If they are quick to quote you a price, consider contacting a different contractor.

At Aztec Plumbing & Drains, we schedule an appointment with you to see the plumbing problem in person. That way, you’ll know our quoted price is accurate and reflects of what you’ll actually pay.

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