When an emergency strikes, and you need a plumber fast, make sure you take some time out to ensure you’re in the best possible hands. Spending a few extra minutes hunting around for a qualified plumber could be the difference between a great repair job and a job that will give you ongoing headaches. We’ve put together some tips on things to look for when choosing a professional qualified plumber:
Things to look for when enlisting the help of a local plumber
Choosing a professional plumber like Newman and Barker Plumbing will give you the assurance you need to stop worrying about your plumbing problems. However, it’s not easy to choose the best plumber. So we’re here to assist you in making the search process easier:
- Make sure you chosen plumber is licensed. They should be insured for general liability and workman’s compensation. This ensure workers are protected when handling problems with your plumbing and also covers your home.
- Look for a plumber who guarantees their work. A warranty is an indicator that you’re hiring someone who offers reliable services and they can fix any other problem that may arise.
- Customer service is paramount when choosing a professional plumber. Your initial point of contact says a lot about how the rest of your job will go. If they’re polite, prompt, warm and friendly, that’s a great indication that they’ll be that way through until competition of your plumbing job.
- Request upfront quotes and also be on the lookout for affordable pricing. The most reputable plumbing services will offer a free up front quote, no strings attached.
While there may be exceptions to the rule, it is generally a good idea to make sure a plumber has been in business for a few years before hiring them. The more experience a plumbing contractor has, the more likely they are to get the job done right the first time. It is always a good idea to ask a plumbing contractor for references before you hire them. Reputable plumbers should have no problem providing good references, so don’t be afraid to ask. The best advice is to try and stay as local as you possibly can when choosing a reputable plumber. While you might not have a local plumber with a head office you can walk into for a booking, it’s still nice knowing they live nearby. Local plumbers care about local customers. When an emergency comes up, they’ll put you first and will arrive promptly.
Can your chosen plumber handle an emergency?
You certainly can’t predict or plan for a plumber to be on call, but there’s every chance you’ll need one at some time in life. Service within the hour, 24/7 service, it all sounds great. Except that’s what most plumbers claim today and that may not be the case. So hunt around and make sure that’s an option. It could save you tearing your hair out further down the track.
It’s a good idea to get more than one quote
The first plumber you contact and receive a quote from doesn’t necessarily have to be the one you go with. Here at Newman and Barker Plumbing, we are proud to provide our customers with the most reasonable pricing available for the work we provide. Unfortunately, we have heard stories of other plumbers quoting extravagant price points. A good company will be confident in its pricing and will be happy for clients to compare quotes before locking in a job.
Time to book?
Although you’ll spend some time looking for a professional plumber, choosing a reliable one will save you money, headaches and unnecessary repairs. That’s where Newman and Barker Plumbing comes in! Family owned and operated, we offer 24-hour emergency service. Here to assist you with all your plumbing requirements, we’re reliable, honest and affordable. Give our team a call for a free quote today on 02 4625 5409. And find our entire service range online. We’re here to help!