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7 Things You Should Know...


There are many important factors in determining the right plumber for your needs. Many people overlook certain criteria when finding the right plumber which is a big mistake to make, and can often lead to paying more than you should. We have determined the most important factors in finding the best plumber below:


This is an important aspect of any plumbing service, and although you would just expect that a plumber would be certified, it is always a safe option to check with them first.


Are they "Reliable and Liable"
Reliable and liable is a term we use to distinguish whether a plumber will be a
reliable service to you, be on time, offer quality work, but also be liable for any
problems that may be encountered during the job. A good way to find this out is to ask of the plumbers previous clients, and to contact them for some background information on how the service went.


Their Guarantee
This is a must. It is vital to ask a prospective plumber about their guarantee so that you know you will be receiving a top quality service. If they do not offer a guarantee, ask for one, or otherwise forget about them.


Their Presentation
Take note of the prospective plumber's presentation. How do they dress?, are they well-mannered?, are they friendly and professional in their approach to work? These factors may seem nit-picky but often behavior can reflect attitude to work. Plumbers who are messy, late, rude or uncommunicative show poor work ethics. Take your business elsewhere.


It is a good idea to find out how experienced a plumber is before you decide to go with them. Check their history on either their website, or simply ask them how long they have been in the business for. An inexperienced plumber can lead to big problems that will eventually cost you more money.


Usually, a plumber would gauge their hourly rate based on supply and demand, and in some cases the complexity of the job. It is important to compare hourly rates but it is even more important to not just go for the cheapest rate, as sometimes it is better to pay more for a better service. Avoid picking a plumber on financial factors alone. An experienced, trustworthy plumber may cost more but save you money in time and workmanship.


Takes the Time

Have the plumber explain the plumbing problem to you in simple terms. Have the plumber show you the finished job and explain it thoroughly. Make sure the plumber adheres to manufacturer's specifications for his or work, especially if the work is under warranty. Make sure you get a detailed bill. Ask questions, if necessary.





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