Plumbing services in Plymouth are a dime a dozen, but a truly good one it worth their weight in gold. So, how do you separate the two? What qualities and services do you need to look for in a plumber?
We’ve put together a handy guide to all the qualities and services you should be on the look out for when looking out for a new plumber.
Always make sure that your plumber is fully qualified for the job they’re doing. You wouldn’t trust a surgeon to operate on you without a doctorate, so if someone’s going to root around the guts of your home then you should be confident that they know what they’re doing. One qualification to look out for, first and foremost, is whether they are on the Gas Safe Register. This third-party organization tests plumbers against the standards expected of their profession. Their authority is derived from their strict standards for approval.
Make sure to check for their logo whenever you’re approaching a new business:
Sometimes you need a plumber immediately. A pipe has sprung. Your boiler is leaking. You cannot afford to wait weeks, or even months, for someone to fit you into their busy schedule. You need a fix right now before permanent damage occurs. Make sure that any plumbing business you’re looking into operates emergency callout services.
Warning bells should sound whenever a plumber charges you just to look at a problem. Any plumber that charges you money for a consultation obviously isn’t confident that they’re going to be paid for their actual work. Whenever you’re looking up a plumber that you haven’t used before, make sure to check for free quotations.
A good plumber is all well and fine, but you actually need to have access to them for that to matter. Whether you’re approaching a single plumber or a business at large, check to make sure they operate in your local area. Nobody wants to discover a leak in their home, only to realise that their plumber needs to go on a road trip to even you. Make sure to go local.
You can find out whether or not your plumber operates in your local area in one of a few ways. The first, and most simple, is to ask them yourself. There is a chance however, that they may lie in order to retain your business. The second, more reliable method, is to check the contact page on their website and see if they have a listed branch in your local area. The third way is to use google maps to find their exact location.
Using our business as an example, google ‘Frost-Services Plymouth’ and google maps will show you exactly where our branch is, so you know for certain that we operate locally in Plymouth as well as, Exeter, Ivybridge, Newquay, Plympton & Saltash.
When approaching a new business, check to see what services they have on offer. Make sure that they offer a comprehensive suite of services. You hardly want to sign up to a new company, only to find that, when you need them, they cannot cover your specific need.
Frost services has everything you are looking for in a plumber. We are qualified, Gas Safe certified, with years of experience in the field. We offer free quotations to all of our customer for a variety of services. And, of course, we have a fully equipped team of emergency callout technicians, ready and waiting in case of emergency. If you would like to find out more about our services or book in a free quotation then contact us today.
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