When you are looking for a plumber, especially if it’s an emergency, you may end up finding the wrong plumber simply because you are in a panic. But the worst thing you can do is panic. Yes, this may be easier said than done, particularly if you have a giant leak, but you can address the problem by finding out as much as you can about it. Of course, when you are looking for a plumber or plumbing service, there are some essential factors to consider as well. Here are some top tips to consider when looking for a good plumbing service.
Figure out the source of the problem
When you have a problem with plumbing, try to find out as much as you can about it. For example, if there is a leak, try to figure out where it is coming from – what and where is the source? Is the leak from a pipe underneath your bathroom sink? Is it in the shower area? Is it from the main or central pipe that joins your radiators? Once you figure out the source, it will be easier to explain the problem to the plumber. You may want to take a photo of the problem as well. This way, you can give more information to the plumber, ensuring that they are better equipped to deal with the issue before they arrive.
Check their reputation
The plumbing service’s reputation means a lot, especially if you are choosing one from your local area. You can start your search for a good plumber by getting recommendations from friends or family. If you can’t get any recommendations, you can do a search online for a plumber in your area. If you are living in Crouch End, for example, you should do a search for ‘plumbers in Crouch End’.
Once you have a list, take the time to check each plumber’s website and see what kinds of services they offer. It would be best if they have experience in the kind of problem you have as well. One more thing: rather than looking for an individual plumber or sole trader, it would be better to look for a plumbing company which has a number of plumbers on its roster. The thing about sole plumbers is that, whilst they may have experience, it is often more difficult to get hold of them if you have subsequent problems. You can also check the plumbing service’s reputation by typing in their name and ‘reviews’ on Google, and you can then see what customers are saying about the service.
Give them the right information
When you have found a good plumbing service, give them a ring and tell them all about the problem. It’s important to give them the proper information, and if you can, provide them with a serial number of the parts which may have to be fixed or replaced. If you can do this, the plumbing service will have an easier time since they will already know what needs to be fixed and they are more likely to arrive at the job with the proper parts on-hand and, more importantly, it can save you on expenses since the plumber will already have the necessary parts and won’t have to travel back and forth to get supplies.