How to Make Sure that You Get the Right Plumber in Your Home
They say that a good tradesperson is hard to find, and that is true with plumbers more than any. Very few people not trained as a plumber know much beyond unblocking the sink, and when you call someone out to fix something you don’t understand it can be hard to know who to trust. How can you be sure that you are not paying more than you need to be paying for jobs or parts that you don’t really need. By the same token, how do you know if the job they do will fix all the problems associated with any plumbing issues? How do you know you won’t be calling them back in a week? All of this can run through your head when looking for a good quality plumbing company or plumber, so how can you tell who to call?
Plumbers most often rely on word of mouth when it comes to advertising as much as directories and people that have had a good experience are quick to sing praises when other plumbers might have given them the run around. If you find a plumber with plenty of testimonials and recommendations, you are much more likely to find one that will give you good quality workmanship as much as excellent customer service; two things everyone looks for in a plumber.
A plumber that takes pride in their business will also be more likely to take pride in their work, so look at their sales collateral like the standard of their business cards and leaflets as well as their website. A professional image both on and offline shows that they take their business seriously and in turn take their work seriously. A good website is also a handy place to find testimonials.
Go with your gut when they turn up. A plumber turning up in an unmarked car or van and a small tool kit gives a much less professional image than someone with a professional set of tools and a van with their name and contact details on. If you don’t believe they know what they’re doing don’t be afraid to say no thanks.
To make sure that you get the right plumber to fix plumbing problems in your home, do your research, ask questions and trust yourself.
CDS Specialist Bathrooms, 13th June 2013