Finding a plumber
Deciding on who to let into your home to do major work is never an easy decision.
As we do not offer a fitting service, nor are we affiliated with any plumbers or installers, we can only offer the following advice.
- A good start is always recommendations. Ask people you trust, friends, neighbours, relatives, who they have used, and their experiences with them.
- Use a member of the Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering - members have to hold recognized qualifications in plumbing and/or have extensive experience.
When contacting plumbers ask about when they started in business, and what experience they have.
Explain clearly the work that you require doing, also remember if you later decide to change the position of items or fittings this can prove costly.
Try to obtain at least three written quotes, and ask if you will be charged for the quotation. Also cover the following points.
- Detailed information as to how many people will be doing the work, and if this quotation includes everybody’s costs.
- Are other tradesmen required, ie: electricians, plasterers, tilers, carpenters, and have you allowed for thier costs.
- How long the job will take to complete.
Plumbing is a skilled trade, and if done incorrectly can cause leaks and flooding, which can prove costly to rectify. Spend some time to make sure you get a plumber who is reputable, has the right qualifications and where required is CORGI Registered.