How to Hire a Professional Drilling Company

Published On: April 1, 20223 Comments on How to Hire a Professional Drilling CompanyLast Updated: January 31, 20242.6 min read

In the United States, about half of homes use natural gas for space heating and water heating and this many times means horizontal drilling to install gas lines. If you are in need of a drilling company for gas lines, telecommunication cables, electrical cables, or anything else,  it is essential you find the right company.

How to Hire a Professional Drilling Company

To help you manage this, there are some tips that can make it easier to find a company you can trust.

Drilling Company With Experience

Drilling of any kind is a dangerous thing to do without years of training and experience. Look for a company that has been in the industry for years and that only hires highly trained and qualified people. Most of the time, you can read about the company on their website. Companies tend to their entire history available online. It can also help to see how long they have worked in the area because a company that knows the geological conditions will be able to provide more efficient services.

The Right Equipment

The drilling company you hire has to have the right tools to get the job done. If you do not know what equipment is necessary for the project, it is a good idea to ask. Drilling contractors are usually happy to explain how they will get the work done and what equipment they will use. Keep in mind that different drilling jobs will require various pieces of equipment. For example, horizontal directional drilling may require specific machinery that other kinds of drilling do not need.

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Licenses and Insurance

You need to hire drilling services that have all of the right licenses to work in the area. Drilling requires the company to know local, state, and national regulations to be able to do the job correctly and these regulations change constantly. The company you hire should keep its employees aware of these changes. You want to ask about safety training. Does the crew receive regular training to ensure they know how to stay safe? Ask about insurance information, as well. If someone gets injured on the job or if the property gets damaged, you need to know the company can cover these costs.


Before hiring a drilling company, check reviews. Most companies have client testimonials on their sites, but you want to also check third-party sites for honest reviews. If you see there are many negative reviews or that clients have had the same issues over and over, then go for another company.

Hire a Reliable Company

When choosing a drilling company, you want to be certain you can get people who know what they are doing and who have the right equipment. They must know the local regulations for the type of drilling you need and they also have to have the right insurance and licenses. By choosing a company you can depend on, you will be able to get the drilling job you need to be done. Learn more about when to hire professionals by reading our Home Improvement page!

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  1. Pete Gibson February 5, 2024 at 9:42 pm

    Some great tips here. Looking forward to seeing more.

  2. Anna Collins September 29, 2022 at 4:48 am

    It’s good that you brought up that there are licenses drilling companies must have before they can work on an area, so it’s best to make sure they have all the credentials needed that meet state regulations before you hire them. I imagine if you work for an oil factory, it would be best to have a drilling company to contact if you want to drill oil fields for your business. I’ll be sure to keep this in mind if I ever take an interest in the oil industry in the future.

  3. Ava Murphy June 14, 2022 at 3:03 pm

    The thing that stuck out to me the most is when you said that you must only hire a drilling contractor that is licensed in your area. My husband and I want to possibly eliminate our monthly water bill, so we are interested in locating water for drilling. We will be sure to hire a professional to make sure that the installation can be done right the first time.