A quote is a document of advance assessment of the material and labor costs required to carry out a project. In a broad sense, the quote includes the technical-economic documentation which establishes the cost of a project and the execution details.
This document is very important in the case of plumbing repair services, so make sure you choose an authorized company, which does a free initial evaluation, on site, and offers you a quote in writing.
The benefits of getting this document from a dependable Denver plumber include a correct estimate of the work, which allows you to plan your budget more efficiently, no unpleasant surprises (everything included in the written quote must also appear in the contract), as well as transparency, by monitoring the expenses incurred along the way.
Authorized plumbing repair companies always offer written quotes. If you contact a company and do not get such an offer, you can take it as a red flag. Another warning sign is when a company does not send an evaluator, on site, to examine the existing situation, but tries to make an estimate on the phone.
Finally, yet importantly, make sure you get an itemized quote (an itemized quote lists each component of the plumbing work and the associated costs); it will surely come in handy, in the case of a discrepancy between the final price and the quote you have gotten.