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Searching 'Plumbers Near Me' - How To Choose The Right Plumber

Choosing a 'Plumbers Near Me' should be simple right?

It should, yes! However, there are some simple precautions you should take when choosing a plumber to work with.

Follow these and you will be fine. Ignore them, and you run the risk of a plumber carrying out low quality work whilst charging you an arm and a leg.  Poor plumbing work can lead to further problems down the line, and no one wants that!

1) Is The Plumber Fully Qualified?

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In the UK plumbers will have either NVQ qualifications or City and Guilds qualifications. Older plumbers will likely have City & Guilds qualifications whereas younger plumbers will have a minimum of Level 2 qualifications. You can ask them for proof of their qualifications or check on their website.

2) First Impressions Of Your Plumber Count!

We recommend calling your plumber and explain your issue before asking them to call out to do the work. This gives you the opportunity to get a sense of their professionalism over the phone. You can ask Plumbers Near Me simple plumbing questions and can judge by their professionalism and the quality of their answers whether they should be trusted to carry out plumbing repairs at your home or business.

4) Is Your Plumber Insured

Having a plumber carry out work that is not insured is a risk, especially in the likely event that something goes wrong. Things can go wrong and when plumbing is involved the costs of water damage can be huge. Therefore we recommend confirming with your plumber that they have all the relevant insurance that a plumbing company should have.

5) Does The Plumbing Company Have A Good Track Record?

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Whilst some Plumbers Near Me do not have much of an online presence, its always a good idea to check their online reviews. If this is not possible, ask people in the local area or people you know have worked with this plumber before. Better safe that sorry!

6) Does The Plumber Privide A Warranty?

This should be the norm for most plumbing companies. However, we recommend getting it confirmed via email or on their invoice what warranty they offer. Any decent plumber should offer you a 12 month warranty, where they will stand over all the plumbing work that they carried out.

It sounds simple, but paying attention to the small details when choosing a plumbing company to work with is important. That way you avoid any expensive accidents and keep your stress level to a minimum.

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Want To Put This Information Into Practice?

Then gives us a call at The Belfast Plumber! Our team of professional plumbers can advise on how we can help and cost.

We are a top rated plumbing company in Belfast, serving the areas of Belfast City, Newtownards Bangor, Lisburn, Glengormley, Newtownabbey and Carrickfergus. Call us today for a free no obligation quote!

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Suggested Reading:

Learn more about plumbing qualifications at City & Guilds

Why you should exercise caution when hiring a plumber

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