According to a survey carried out by the UK’s Ombudsman Service, over 50% of homeowners never bother to check tradespeople’s credentials when they hire them for a job in their home. This is one of the main reasons why they fall victim to rogue traders and substandard workmanship. The next time you need boiler installation in Torquay or plumbing services in Devon, make sure you ask questions of the company you are about to let into your home.
Remember this advice when choosing a good plumber:
- Select a company that takes pride in their appearance.
- Choose a plumber who is polite, respectful and friendly.
- Pick a professional who offers 24-hour emergency services.
- Go for a plumber who has an excellent reputation in the community.
There are dozens on plumbers in the UK to choose from, but finding a reputable, honest company takes a little more research.
One way of finding a reliable plumber is to ask friends and family if they can recommend a business. If they’ve recently had work done, they should be able to provide you with a referral. You can trust people close to you to give you an unbiased opinion.
Ask a Tradesperson
If you already know a good bricklayer or tiler, why not ask them if they could recommend a quality plumber. They’ll often come across and work with good plumbers while on the job.
There are many private and government approved sites which can help you source a good tradesperson.