5 simple tips for customers, courtesey of “Best Plumbers in Honolulu.”


1. To get the most accurate estimate (so you won’t be surprised after the job is done), give the plumber as much information as possible, i.e. the kind of pipes you have, is the leak coming from a spot where the plumber has to crawl or is it easily accessible, etc.  If they cannot give you an estimate over the phone, ask if they charge for travel time.  This is, of course, if they do not explicitly say they give free estimates.


2. If you think the job looks small, ask them if they have a minimum charge.  You don’t want to be hit with a surprise if you’re just trying to dislodge a visible object.


3.  Ask the plumber if they are insured.  Accidents do happen and you want to be sure their injuries are covered by their insurance, or that their insurance will pay in case they damage your property.  Also, check with the State of Hawaii to see if they are licensed.  You can check for licensed plumbers here.


4. Don’t be afraid to ask for credentials.  If you have a unique job, ask if they have any experience with that particular kind of work, especially if it is a high end plumbing system.


5. Ask the Plumber if they carry parts in their vehicle.  And, if they don’t have a part and have to make a trip to the store, do they charge extra for that?

Common Service Areas and Zip Codes (but not a complete list):Aiea     96701
Ewa Beach     96706
Kapolei     96707
Kapolei     96709
Haleiwa     96712
Hauula     96717
Kaaawa     96730
Kahuku     96731
Kailua     96734
Kaneohe     96744
Kunia     96759
Laie     96762
Pearl City     96782
Wahiawa     96786
Waialua     96791
Waianae     96792
Waimanalo     96795
Waipahu     96797
Honolulu     96801 – 96814
Waikiki     96815
Waialae / Kahala     96816
Kapalama     96817
Kapalama     96819
Honolulu     96820
Waialae / Kahala     96821
Makiki     96822
Honolulu     96823 – 96825
Makiki     96826
Honolulu     96836 – 96841
Honolulu     96843
Honolulu     96844
Honolulu     96846 – 96850
Pearl Harbor     96860