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How to Find the Right Plumber Hiring the wrong plumber, whether for a small or large project, can cause not just disruption for you and your whole family, but also hit you in your pocket. So instead of just getting someone at random, allot time for research, ensuring the work will go as smoothly as possible. These are six ways that can help you search for a reliable plumber: Personal Recommendations
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The best way to pick a plumber is with a recommendation from somebody you know. Ask your friends, relatives, neighbors and coworkers – they may have worked with a good plumber recently. If you know some tradesmen, maybe a builder or an electrician, you should also ask them.
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Tradesman Groups See if your prospective plumber is registered with a group that is particularly for tradesmen that have been screened and have proven their skills for the job. These groups are either run privately in compliance with Trading Standards, or operated by government-approved bodies. Their websites usually have searchable databases of plumbers, and you can simply type your postcode to see who are registered in your location. Online Reviews Most independent contractors and small businesses don’t have the budget for traditional advertising (billboard, TV, newspaper classifieds, etc.), so they usually depend on independent websites that feature user reviews of their services. Take note, however, that the system isn’t fool proof – plumbers may create fake profiles and write positive reviews on themselves. Remember too that web reviews have a tendency to be extremes – most plumbers get either a full five stars or just one star. This should even out in the general score, but it’s wise to take every review with a grain of salt. Social Media Nowadays, a lot of companies see their past customers using social media to share their experiences with those they have hired. Check your prospective plumber’s Facebook page and Twitter feed to know what’s going on between them and their customers. Phone Estimates As most other people, you likely think of your budget as the most important consideration as you pick a plumber. Three quotes or price estimates over the phone will be good to begin with, and if one looks too high or too low in comparison to the others, ask the plumber for an explanation. A plumber will be unable to give you an accurate estimate until they have actually seen what’s wrong, but the estimates you get at this stage will give you an idea as to which of your prospects will be more or less expensive than the rest. Finally, when you have three or more prospects and not just one, you will be able to compare all of them and see which one is the best choice for you. After all, plumbers are not created equal.