Imagine you just moved into a new home when your toilet starts backing up. You’ve tried everything you can think of and nothing’s working – you now know it’s time to call a plumber, but you have no idea how to choose the right one. It can be tempting to call several companies and hire the plumber with the cheapest rates, but there are other factors to consider when looking for a plumber.
You definitely want to make sure you hire a licensed plumber. When plumbing work is done incorrectly it could pose a risk to your family’s safety. There are also certain regulations that require a licensed plumber, rather than a handyman to do the work (usually when dealing with water heaters.) There are permits to be obtained and inspections to be done, and a licensed plumber will take care of all those logistics.
Warranty and insurance
The plumber you hire should be insured in case there is an unexpected problem with the work he or she completes. Sometimes, especially for new installations, you can get a warranty for the work being done and the parts used.
Hours and availability
Plumbers often have very tight schedules, usually prioritising jobs based on urgency, so it’s always good to know up front what their hours are and how soon you can get an appointment.
You will usually find that plumbers who have been in business for many years, will have much more knowledge due to their experience and you may feel more at ease about hiring them knowing that.
Although cost shouldn’t be the only factor you consider when looking for a plumber, it’s definitely still something to think about. If one plumber has particularly unreasonable rates compared to everyone else, you might consider eliminating that one from the list of possibilities. Then on the other hand, if there’s that one plumber who has incredibly low rates compared to everyone else, which could also be a red flag that they aren’t doing the most high-quality work.
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We are committed to providing all our clients with top quality service, on time, and for a reasonable price – everytime! Whatever your emergency, call our team today and we’ll get the situation resolved in a quick and timely manner.
For all your emergency and general plumbing needs throughout Brisbane and the Gold Coast, you can rely on National Plumbing. We are open 7 days, have no call out fees and offer a same day service. You can call us on 1300 246 627.