How to Find a Reliable Plumber

There are some repairs that are needed around the home that you should never try to take on yourself, or you could risk making the problem much bigger. Plumbing repairs are a classic example of this. Messing around with pipes when you don’t know what you’re doing can lead to more damage and more repairs. It’s much more sensible to call a plumber. But how do you find a good plumber that you can trust?

Get Recommendations

If you’re looking for plumbing services, then start by asking your friends who they used for any plumbing work they’ve had done recently. If they were satisfied with the work, they can recommend someone that you can assume will be trustworthy, reliable, and who will do quality work. If you don’t know anyone who can suggest a plumber, then you can look at online reviews. There are plenty of places where people can review tradesmen, so you can get a reasonable idea of who you’re hiring. You want to be certain that you’re bringing in someone skilled and experienced. 

Check The Plumber Is Registered

Depending on the work you need to be done, your plumber may need to be registered. For example, anyone who works on your boiler must be Gas Safe registered. Check before you hire anyone so you know that they are properly qualified to do the work both safely and legally. 

Look into different bodies that register plumbers so you know which ones are genuine and which ones aren’t. These bodies will differ in different countries, so check which ones are relevant in your area. These bodies ensure that their members are safe, qualified, and capable and can be a helpful way to find someone reliable to do the work you need. 

Check They Are Insured

Even with the most skilled plumber, things can go wrong during repairs and others work. For this reason, you should check if your plumber has suitable insurance. This will cover you and them if something goes wrong and damage gets done accidentally during the course of the work. Your plumber should have proper liability insurance for the work that you need them to carry out. 

Ask About Guarantees

You ought to hire a plumber who offers a good guarantee on their work, just in case something happens after they leave. If your pipes start leaking again a few days after the plumber has made repairs or you find they’ve chipped the bathroom sink while fitting it, you don’t want to have to spend more money bringing them back to fix the issue. A good plumber will come back and put right a problem for free within a certain time-frame, so you don’t have to waste more money on poor work. 

If a plumber won’t agree to this, this should be taken as a sign that you should look elsewhere for your plumber. 

A reliable plumber will be registered, offer a fair guarantee, be properly insured, and come with good recommendations and referrals. Spend some time finding the right person for the job. 

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