Finding it hard to find a good plumber?
As all homeowners will know, a good plumber can be hard to find. A tradesman who’s reliable, affordable and easy to work with is worth their weight in gold, so it’s well worth putting the legwork in to find someone who cuts the mustard.
To help you find the right tradesman for your job, we’re taking a look at the best ways to track down a good plumber.
Ask for recommendations
If – and when – you find a plumber who’s reliable and good at their job, you’ll probably want to shout about it. If your friends and family are the same, there’s a good chance they’ll want to tell you all about the quality plumbers they’ve used in the past.
Ask around for recommendations to see if any local companies sound promising. If none of your friends and family have any recommendations, or if they don’t live locally, you’ll need to head online.
Reliable, good-quality plumbers will generally have recommendations on online sites and will often feature testimonials on their own webpages. Spend a little while Googling local companies to see which ones come out on top.
Another good indicator that a plumber is reliable and experienced is industry accreditation. If your chosen plumber is part of a recognised organisation, they’ll generally have the emblem of that organisation on their website.
If there aren’t any emblems visible, give them a call to find out if they are accredited.
Local newspapers and forums
Most towns, villages and cities in the UK will have their own newsletter, newspaper or online forum. Some will also have dedicated Facebook groups or another social media presence.
Checking these platforms for recommendations and listings is another good place to start. You could even make a post asking if anyone local can recommend a good tradesman.
If your job is very niche or specific, you can narrow down your options by searching for plumbers with the required expertise.
For example, if you need your drains cleaned or repaired, looking specifically for a plumber or plumbing company that has extensive experience in the area will help to ensure that you find the right people for the job.
Once you’ve found a local plumber who’s able to tackle the work, you need to make sure they’re right for the job.
When you call them, take note of how helpful they are on the phone and how knowledgeable they seem. If you can find a plumber with a high level of customer service, it’s guaranteed to make your life a lot easier.
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