In today’s day and age, the popularity of DIY projects is undeniable. However, while it’s great for revamping furniture and turning crates into coffee tables, when it comes to plumbing, it’s best to get the help of a professional. What may seem like an easy job due to the abundance of step-by-step instructions on the Internet, can very easily turn into a pricey affair if things aren’t handled with the right knowledge and precautions.
Many people try their hands at plumbing because they believe that hiring a plumber would be too expensive. This, however, is not always the case. With the right plumbing company, you will not only be looking at having the job done quickly, but also affordably.
So, how do you find the right plumber?
Ask family and friends
One of the best ways to find a plumber is through recommendations. Contact your family and friends who live in the area and see if they have a company or individual that they have worked with. This will also help you get an idea of what the pricing is like for specific problems, so that you can compare as you carry out more research. If they’ve had a bad experience with a company, they’ll most definitely advise you to stay away from them, and that’s helpful as well, as the last thing you need during a plumbing emergency is get involved with a company that has bad reputation.
The internet is a great place to find a plumber in your area. A quick Google search will yield you lots of results. You’ll not only be able to see what plumbing companies are nearest to your home, but you’ll also be able to look at reviews and see what past customers have to say about the company. In addition to all this, you can get an idea of the pricing by browsing the company’s website.
How to decide
Start by looking for a plumbing company with the best reviews and hourly rates. Remember that cheaper isn’t always better, so try to find the right balance between quality and price. This will prevent you from having to ‘double spend’ because the company you hired didn’t do a good job.
For companies that charge by the hour, you’ll also want to ask beforehand how this is calculated. Ask if there are any hidden costs, if you’ll be responsible to cover transportation costs etc.
You’ll also want to check with the company if you are responsible for buying your own products or if they’ll be able to supply you with the pipes and other products they may need to get the job done.
It’s best to have a list of plumbers before you are even in need of one. In emergencies, this will save you from making a rash decision in hurry, and hiring a company before you’ve done sufficient research on them.
A trusted company like Emergency Plumbers will offer you only the best. We are affordable, quick, polite and friendly. We believe that customer service matters just as much as our expertise does. When you choose us, you’ll definitely be at ease knowing that your plumber knows what he’s doing, which is generally proven once the job is done and everything functions just as well or better than before. Emergency Plumbers aims to please. We get the job done well and make sure that once we leave, our customers are more than satisfied.1300 237 246