Choosing the best plumber isn’t easy, especially if you don’t know much about what to look for in a plumber. Of course, you want someone with the right amount of experience, but more than this, you want someone who is completely qualified for the job you have at hand. But there are other aspects which make a good plumber and knowing what to look for can mean the difference between a job that’s effectively done and a job that doesn’t satisfy all your requirements. Here’s how you should really choose the best plumber for your needs.
The proper registration
It’s not enough to know that your plumber has experience – and this is particularly true if they are working with gas. For this kind of job or project, you need a plumber who has the proper certification and registration; in other words, they need to be registered with the Gas Safe Register. This is actually a legal requirement, and you can check if the plumber is registered by going to the Gas Safe website. There may be some plumbers, of course, who are good at doing some simple jobs, but if your project involves gas – even in the minutest way – you should have someone who is registered. Additionally, a plumber who is properly registered will have updated knowledge and the special skills needed to tackle specific jobs.
An experienced plumber
Another top consideration would be the plumbers’ experience. If they have a qualification such as City & Guilds for domestic heating and plumbing, this is a good sign. But even if they don’t – and some plumbers don’t have this particular qualification – they should still have years of experience. Their years of experience are a good indication that they know what they are doing and will be able to deal with your project. Also, if you have a particularly complex project – such as a completely new bathroom installation – it would make sense to go for a plumber who has experience in this as well. If your project entails a lot of time, work, and effort, it may also be a good idea to ask the plumber if you can see a similar job they have handled in the past, so you will have a much better idea of how they work and what the results are.
Don’t be afraid to ask questions
It’s also important for you to ask as many questions as you can. This way, you can find out how the plumber is planning to perform a particular task. If they can explain their methodology in the proper way, then you will get confirmation that they are prepared, and they have a good, solid plan. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, either – it is, after all, your home or business, and you want to make sure that the job is done to your specifications and expectations.
Don’t forget to ask for a quote
Asking for a quote is particularly important if you have a big job – such as changing or remodelling a shower area, installing a new toilet, or even installing under-floor heating, which the plumbers at BBS Plumbing Heating Service are fully capable of doing. BBS Plumbing Heating provides plumbers in Winchmore Hill and the surrounding areas. A good plumbing service or plumber will also be able to break down the costs related to a job. You should confirm their rates (per hour or per job?) as well as the cost of materials and other expenses before the job commences.