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What to Look for in a Good Local Plumber

Posted on: April 19, 2016

There are many reasons why at some point you will have to call on the services of a good local plumber. The reasons could range from an emergency, like a burst water pipe, to installing a new domestic hot water boiling system.

Whatever the reason, you need to make sure that you find a good local plumber who can respond quickly and professionally to your plumbing needs. What should you look for when you need to find a local plumber?

How to Find Good Local Plumber

Here are 5 facts that you should definitely check out to make sure that you get the best local plumber:

Licensed and Insured

Always make sure that the plumbing company you hire is fully licensed and insured for the work they will do. This gives a degree of trustworthiness and if some accident does happen while the plumber is working there, then you are covered for any damages.

The proper license and insurance are especially important if the plumber is going to carry out work on gas services.

Do They Guarantee Their Work?

Of course, any new appliance that a plumber installs will come with the manufacturer’s guarantee. However, knowing that the work carried out is also covered by a guarantee gives you piece of mind that the plumber will take responsibility for his work.

Get Quotes from Different Plumbers

Remember, you usually get what you pay for and not always the cheapest plumber is the best plumber. Therefore, if a plumbing company offers you a price which is much lower than others, this can be a sign that their work is sub-standard and of poor quality.

Ask for a Price Ceiling

Depending on the type of plumbing work involved the plumber may not be able to give you an exact quote for the job, especially if it is emergency plumbing work. However, he should give you a quote on a “worst case scenario.”

Check Customer Reviews

It is always worthwhile to check out review sites to see what previous customers have said about their work. Remember, that even if there are a few negative reviews among many positive ones, that doesn’t mean that they will do a bad job. Look at how the complaints were handled and how the company responded to them.

If you are looking to have major plumbing work carried out in your home or business premises, or need a local plumber to take care of an emergency, take the time to find the best local plumber for your needs. This will make sure that the work they do is of high quality and will last a long time.

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