Avoiding Rogue Traders: Here’s How to Choose a Plumber


We’ve all seen those programmes where people hire dodgy builders or plumbers to take care of simple tasks only to be left with holes in the wall and in their pockets.

So when it comes to hire someone to take a look at your plumbing, you might be a bit nervous. So we’ve put together a list of tips to help you choose a plumber who will get the job done and done well.

Do your researchHow to Choose a Plumber

Don’t just go for the nearest plumber. If you can, shop around and research different companies before committing to a decision. Find someone that specialises in the specific problem you have and can offer a competitively priced service.

This also goes for the problem itself. The more informed you are about the problem, the better placed you’ll be to explain it to the plumber when they show up. This can end up saving both of you time.

Pick someone local

It’s always best to pick a company that’s local so that if an emergency hits, they’re never too far away to come over and sort the problem out. As they will have experience working locally, they might also be able to give you some insight into common problems in the local area.

Make sure they’re certified

With something as important as plumbing, you can’t afford for it to go wrong because fixing problem on top of problem is just more of your time and money down the drain.

So the best way to ensure you’re going to get a professional is to make sure that they’re certified and fully qualified to do the work needed.

Look at reviews

Take a look at what other people are saying about the plumbers you’re considering. Better yet, if you know someone who’s already used them, you can get a first-hand account of what to expect.

Take a look at their website

Nowadays websites are like shop fronts and you can tell a lot about a business from theirs. A good site will have clear contact details, a list of their services and ideally some testimonials from customers. Check that all their plumbers are certified and whether the company has any awards or is part of any organisations.

We are currently the Wirral’s only Government-registered Trustmark Company. If you’re interested in our low cost, professional services, give us a call on 0151 522 0736.

By admin | November 1, 2017 |

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