You need to bring in a plumbing company: blocked toilets, drain pipe leaks, toilet column to be disgorged … But we often wonder how to choose a good plumber. Between the scams, uncertified convenience stores, and shoddy work, the possibility of stumbling upon a piping expert who won’t be able to meet your needs is great. Here are 9 tips that you will need to apply to be sure to find the provider that suits you.
The plumber respects his commitments.
He must be able to give you an idea of the cost of his intervention by telephone for a simple operation and to commit to a quote after a visit. The announced response time must be respected. A good convenience store will call you back to let you know of a possible delay.
The plumber does not immediately suggest “changing everything”.
A priori, you have little knowledge of plumbing, and some stakeholders can benefit from it. A good plumber should take the time to analyze the problem and find the best solution, which is not necessarily the most expensive.
Your plumber charges reasonable rates.
The total invoice amount must include travel expenses, the cost of labour and materials. A low cost of travel and a low hourly rate can mask significant margins on equipment. A good professional knows the cost of his classic equipment. He will be able to accurately assess the cost of the necessary change of equipment. To check if this weighs heavily on your potential bill, ask the service provider for the evolution of the price if you opt for another type of equipment.
A good plumber has the right equipment.
He must arrive at your home with the necessary tools and have all the most common spare parts in his vehicle. If the repair is complex and requires parts to be ordered, they should be able to install a temporary replacement system for you.
If it is an emergency repair that must be followed by a more substantial intervention, take the time to have several quotes drawn up. Whatever the extent of the intervention, the plumber must preserve the aesthetics of the premises, using the appropriate tools and putting in place the necessary coverings (covers). The plumber is ready to return the defective equipment to you. Recover allegedly defective parts; you may have to have them appraised if you had a dispute with the plumber.
Your plumber prepares a quote and an invoice.
The quote is mandatory above 150 dollars. It must be clear, detailed and without unpleasant surprises. If it is an emergency intervention, it will be an “invoice quote”. Payment is made against an invoice, the coordinates of the convenience store must appear on the estimate and the invoice.
In an emergency situation, a good plumber will give you details over the phone.
In an emergency situation, the troubleshooter must ask you questions over the phone in order to understand the nature of your problem and must be able to already give you some details about your case. Be aware that urgency is the only reason the plumber could legally not give you a written quote. The absence of an estimate in this specific case is therefore not synonymous with dishonesty.
Your plumber is at your service.
The professional advise you on safety, is courteous and is on hand to assist you. He must not do additional work without notifying you. Ask questions: he must be able to give you clear explanations in accessible language.
A good plumber Mordialloc does not take advantage of “difficult” situations.
The best times for scams are at night or on weekends. A good convenience store will tell you if their intervention is increased because of the schedule of your call and ask you if you want to wait in the morning/working day.
Take the time to find a trusted convenience store and keep their number handy so you can contact them in the event of an absolute emergency.
Hoping that these few tips will allow you to choose a good plumber and that the search for a serious plumber who can permanently repair your water leaks or other plumbing problems will not scare you anymore.
We don’t always have time to find a quality provider and apply all of these tips. In an emergency situation, this task becomes almost impossible, we are ready to do anything to avoid the headache and be at peace. This is why the Around The Bend Plumbing site was created. Its purpose is to help you choose a good plumber in Mordialloc and find a trusted convenience store near you for free. We’re here to make your life easier.