When moving right into a new home, the very last thing you want is to find a blocked toilet or taps that leak. Sometimes the problem can be much more severe and can really put a damper on the excitement of moving in to a new home. Hopefully your home is sound and has no water issues at all. But for those of you who do, the next step is to call in a plumber.
Choosing a good plumber can be one of the hardest tasks. Often it is impossible to tell a good one from a bad one, until it is too late. A good plumbing job will have the water flowing in no time. A bad plumber can make the problems even worse and could cost you a great deal more to get them fixed.
Finding a trustworthy and dependable plumber is therefore essential. Luckily, there are a large number of resources that allow you to find a plumber that you know will do a good job.
The first way is to search online. Finding a plumber in your local area is as simple as just typing in your location along with the word “plumber”. For example, ‘plumbers London’ will bring up a list of plumbers local to the London area. This simple way is the quickest way to find a plumber.
That being said, it is always worth doing plenty of research when it comes to hiring a plumber, or any trader for that fact. Whilst on the surface they might appear like a good plumber, they still might not do a good job. It is always worth trying to find examples of their work and reviews online. If you can, find someone who has used the plumber before and get their opinion on how well they carried out the job.
There are quite a few things you should consider before you go ahead and hire a plumber. These are the three main ones you should be aware of:
When hiring a plumber, attempt to find one with a good reputation. Often you will find reviews online of different plumbers, so be sure to take a look at those. Look for things like reliability, how well they completed the job, overall service and pricing. A plumber with a host of good reviews is logically the better choice than a plumber with little or no reviews. These reviews come from real people who have actually had work carried out by the plumber, so their opinion should be taken into consideration.
There are various variables to take into consideration with regards to deducing how much to pay your own plumber. There are plumbers out there who will expect payment prior to the job. Do not do this! This is an instant read flag and no money should exchange hands until all or most of the work is completed. Never pay a plumber, or any trader, the full amount before any work has been carried out.
A number of plumbers will also attempt to overcharge just for fixing a basic problem. In this instance, you will need to stand your ground, and if the plumber provided you a quote before the job started, make sure he or she stands by this. Contact nearby plumbers and get a quote to make certain you’re not going to get ripped off.
Experience is one of the biggest things to look for when hiring a plumber. The more experience, generally the more competent the plumber and the better the result of the job.
Yet plumbing experience alone is not ample; plumbers ought to have the related qualifications related to the job they are carrying out. You can make sure of this by requesting so see their qualifications beforehand. Alternatively, you can look on their website to find out which qualifications they do and don’t have.
All of these things should put you in good stead to find a qualified plumber you know will do a good job and fix the problem.