If you own any type of property or you’re building one, the chances are at some point in time you are going to need some plumbing work carried out. Plumbing jobs can vary in complexity from changing a tap washer to carrying out a gas installation. Getting plumbing work wrong can be costly and potentially damaging so you’ve probably been thinking about calling in a plumber.
To help you make the right choice, we have compiled a 5-point guide on choosing a plumber:
1. Why Use a Plumber
There are many reasons why using a plumber is advantageous over DIY and in some cases, like any repair or renovation involving gas, including the relocation of gas appliances, a licensed gasfitter must be used. Of course, there are other reasons such as emergencies, safety considerations, regulations, expertise, and time and cost-effectiveness. Remember that even what looks like a simple job may be far more complicated than you think.
2. Choosing the Right Plumber
Choosing the right plumber in Newtown can provide you with a one-stop shop for all your plumbing needs. Look for a plumber who offers a wide range of services including gas fitting and an emergency call-out service. Some plumbers will offer no call-out fee, free quotes and same-day service. Always make sure they hold the required licenses for the work they carry out and that any gas fitters are suitably trained and experienced. Make sure that any work carried out comes with a guarantee and meets any required regulations.
3. Types of Plumbing Services
The range of services offered by plumbers can vary greatly and may cover residential or commercial. Services may include drain clearing, water leak detection, toilet and shower installation, water filtration, appliance installation, gas fitting, an advisory service and of course, a good plumber will offer emergency plumbing services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
4. When to Call a Plumber
It might not always be necessary to call a plumber, however, there are some circumstances when seeking professional help is recommended, for example, significant water leaks and burst pipes, persistent or severely blocked drains or toilets, and water heater issues which may require specialist diagnosis. Click here for common home plumbing issues and how to deal with them.
5. Emergency Plumbing Advice
Whilst most plumbing jobs are not emergencies, there are a few things you can do to make sure you are prepared just in case. Have the contact details of an emergency plumber to hand so that you can quickly contact professional help. Know where your main water and gas supply valves are so that, if it is safe to do so, you can turn off your supply in an emergency. For gas leaks call a licensed gas fitter. Click here for more information on gas safety and what to do if you detect a gas leak.
Before making that final decision, check testimonials online and elsewhere and look for a plumber who will offer the best service, quality parts and professional advice. Making the right choice will give you peace of mind and overall satisfaction.