It’s been a while since we’ve gotten the chance to sit down and write a blog for our loyal readers and prospective customers. But whether you fall into the former or latter category (or neither), we are excited to be able to use some of our industry knowledge to help you choose a solid local plumber. 

Regardless of if you found this blog by searching something like “best plumber near me”, “top Loveland plumber,” or just happened across the blog for no reason in particular, we are excited to share a few tips of the trade with you — whether you hail from Northern Colorado or otherwise!

That said, let’s dive in so you can get some tips for choosing the right plumber for your home and get your problem affordably resolved in a timely manner.

Professional Proof – Licensed & Insured

Let’s start with the basics. When we talk about “professional proof,” we mean covering your bases in terms of, well, ensuring that the plumber you are considering has covered their bases. You want to make sure to do some basic research on your potential plumber, even if it’s an emergency, to make sure you choose one that is licensed and insured. 

  • Licensed – 44 out of the 50 states of the union require plumbers to be licensed. We’d be surprised if you found someone that isn’t, but it’s not unheard of either. So before you let your “handyman” brother-in-law touch your leaky faucet, make sure you check that they are a licensed plumber. And, hey, it’s a great excuse to fall back on if you have a bad feeling about them wielding a wrench around your leaky pipes or running toilet. 
  • Insurance – While having homeowner’s insurance will provide you with some kind of a safety net, your plumber needs to have a worker’s compensation of a minimum of a half a million dollars in liability insurance. This protects both parties in case something unfortunate happens while they are performing plumbing services on your home. 

Finally, we’d also like to add that you should check out the business to see if any formal complaints have been lodged against them. We recommend checking out the Better Business Bureau to see what kind of official reputation the local plumber in question has. 

For our part at 1st Action, we are proud to carry an A- rating at the BBB. No business can please every single customer they interact with, but anything with an “A” associated with it leaves us with pride and should give our potential customers peace of mind. 

Social Proof – Reputation

Speaking of our customers and what they think of us, the next point which we’d like to discuss has to do with social proof. More specifically, our reputation online. In our previous blog post, we highlighted what customers are saying about our plumbing company by underscoring a few of our favorite reviews we’ve recently received. While we’d encourage you to go back and read that blog for a complete picture of our reputation, we couldn’t help but highlight just one more five-star review we received between that blog post and now on Google Reviews. Read what our satisfied customer, Nancy Ausk, had to say about the plumbing services she received when working with us at 1st Action:

Great prices, beat out other competitors by more than half of the price! Great quality and fast work. Kept us updated on everything they were doing. Cleaned up after they finished. Everyone we have dealt with at 1st Action Heat, Air and plumbing are fantastic, very sweet, funny and polite! We will be using them again as we are remodeling our bathrooms too. Thank you 1st Action Heating, Air and Plumbing for everything!” Nancy Ausk, Five Stars, Google Reviews

Noted for: Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

As you can tell from clicking through on the Google Reviews link above, we have a glowing reputation, both online and offline. With a 4.8-star rating and over 50 unique reviews, we’ve got a solid sample size of satisfied customers to back up our professional proof mentioned above!


We’d always recommend getting three separate estimates if you don’t have a Loveland plumber that you have grown to know and trust just yet. While we’d love for you to simply give us a call at 1st Action, we understand that doing so would break any potential trust we’d like to forge with you (seeing as how any old plumber could try to do the same thing). 

Put another way, we know we are trustworthy, affordable, and reliable — but you don’t. And we get that, so that’s why we want to recommend that you should always do your due diligence when sourcing out pricing for a particular job. Whether that’s plumbing remodeling, repairs, installation, or getting a tankless water heating system installed, it’s always a good idea to get a number of quotes. 

For our part at 1st Action Plumbing, Heating & Air, you can easily contact us for a quick and accurate estimate by reaching out to us over the phone or by submitting a form online. We are open Mon-Sun from 8 am to 8 pm. We provide expert HVAC and plumbing services in Loveland and beyond. 

Alternatively, you can book online if you are ready to choose us for the plumbing service you are in need of. We’d love to hear from you, so give our affordable Northern Colorado plumbing company a call at your convenience!