If you have a plumbing emergency, the last thing you want to do is hire a plumber that may not be up to the job. Ideally, you should already know how to contact a professional plumber before pipes burst, you have a gas leak or your furnace packs in.
In this guide, you will learn how to find the best plumber in our local area. Here are our top 5 tips to locating and hiring the best plumber.
1 Check credentials
First of all, you should check that a plumber you call in an emergency has the proper accreditations. This helps to guarantee that the plumber will carry out work to a high and professional standard. It also gives you peace of mind because you can contact the relevant organization if work is below standard or you have a complaint.
It is very important that the accredited plumber is insured. Insurance means that and damage caused by a plumber either to your home or a third-party’s home will be covered. This can save you legal battles and worry about potential legal fees.
3 24-hour service
Always make sure that your plumber offers a 24-hour service. Unfortunately, we can never plan when an emergency will happen and being able to call on a professional plumber night and day is reassuring. So, if your boiler packs in at midnight or you have a burst pipe at the weekend, you will not have to wait long until you get the issue is resolved.
Make sure that the plumber you choose has good online reviews. One way to check this is to do a search on Google for the name of the plumber and type in reviews and the name of your city. Of course, there may not be 100% positive reviews, however, pay attention to any replies the plumber has made and if the reviews, in general, are mostly positive.
5 Transparent rates
There can be nothing worse than receiving a bill for more than you expected. A professional, qualified plumber will usually be clear about their pricing beforehand. Always get a written quote before any work starts and arrange what happens if there may be extra costs involved. Also, make sure that you are aware of any call out fee and if there is a surcharge for out-of-hours emergency callouts.