Tips for Hiring a Contractor

Verify contractor’s license, before asking for bids or entering into any agreements with a contractor. When checking a contractor’s license:

  • Verify the contractor is actively licensed. This means the contractor can legally work in British Columbia bonded with proof of liability insurance and Work Safe B.C. compensation insurance.
  • Check the contractor’s history of complaints (disputes) and any other licenses associated with the contractor’s name.
  • Get more than one bid from licensed contractors before making a decision.
  • Don’t automatically accept the lowest bid. A higher bid may be worth the price in better materials or workmanship. If you get a very low bid, the contractor may have made a mistake or not bid everything. If the bid is too low to make a profit, they may use cheaper materials or take shortcuts.
  • Ask for references. Check with previous customers. Were they satisfied with the work? Was the work completed on time? Did the contractor return phone calls?


  • Sometimes, your plumbing appliances are a total mystery. How do they work? What parts are there and why are they needed? At Petersen Plumbing, we want ... [ read more ]
  • The last thing we want to see when we return from work or after a long trip, is water flowing out of your ceiling. Or worse, several inches of water ... [ read more ]
  • That slow, annoying emptying of your bathroom sink. Too much tooth paste? Long hair? This is a relatively easy fix. Clogged bathroom sinks and ... [ read more ]
  • Galvanized pipes are usually found in homes over 40 years of age. Commonly, these pipes will rust from the inside out. The pipes will corrode over ... [ read more ]
  • This is an annoyance that most homeowners have to deal with from time to time as the washers in the faucets wear out with use. You can extend the life ... [ read more ]

About Petersen Plumbing

We have serviced Greater Victoria since 1989 with 34 years of experience. Our success for complete customer satisfaction is based on quality, prompt service with maximum savings to our clients. Originating in 1989 Petersen Plumbing has been providing the Greater Victoria ... [ learn more ]

Contact Information

Have plumbing, gas,heating or marine mechanical questions? we offer same day service for customers.

Around Victoria

Welcome to Victoria, BC. Petersen Plumbing is so fortunate to be working in such a beautiful ci... [ learn more ]