It is worth noting that there will come a time in your life when you will need to work with a contractor. This is why you need to know how to differentiate the great from those who are just trying their luck. It may be a need even after you have managed to put up your house and taken care of plumbing issues in because you will have to handle home improvement work and remodeling. There are people who decide on who to hire based on their instincts but this does not turn out great all the time. A new graduate might be the ultimate package for you regarding licensure and even qualification but it is not always true that you will be served well with them. In case the project you want to be handled is delicate, someone who does not have enough experience can mess you big time which is why you should not take chances.
What you should know is that having someone who is already experienced in the job also means that he will be having an established presence. If the contractor has been doing a great job for long, his name is not going to be strange to homeowners, remodelers or even manufacturers and you can try asking them about it. In addition, you will be getting reliable people if you choose to work with contractors who have an established name in the field. Having someone make a promise to you only for him or her not to carry through is disappointing. Unless the project was the only thing you were dealing with, it is not going to be easy for you to deal with it as well as continue with other activities in your life if you cannot find help. In order for contractors to survive in the ever competitive plumbing field, they need to have unique services and products. The competition and ambition breeds quality work. It is good to note that if you take this to heed you will get the best value for the money you are spending on the project.
Knowing what the plumbing technicians can do is not just a matter of listening to the great stories they tell about what they have been through. Therefore, make sure you are working with people who have received positive references from previous clients. This should not be such a big deal with clients who have been doing construction work for long because they will have at least 10 people who have great stories to tell regarding their service.