06 Apr 5 Things to Consider When Choosing a Plumbing Service
Most people look for a plumber in a time of emergency. When the toilet’s sprung a leak, it might be tempting to hire the first plumber you contact. But don’t get caught out by a rogue tradesman looking to make quick money. A shoddy job or inferior parts can leave you with an expensive disaster waiting to happen. Take some time to review these 5 things to look for in a quality plumbing service.
1. Are They Licensed and Part of an Approved Trader Scheme?
Only consider a plumbing service that’s part of a recognised trade body like the SNIPEF. (The Scottish and Northern Island Plumbing Employers’ Federation). This is the first step to weeding out any disaster-causing rogue tradesman. All SNIPEF approved plumbing services are licensed and employ only qualified operatives.
2. Are They Insured?
If a plumber isn’t insured and something goes wrong, you could end up paying enormous sums of money to put things right. Make sure your plumber is insured and ask what the insurance covers. SNIPEF approved plumbers must maintain a public liability insurance of at least £2million.
3. Do They Guarantee Their Work?
A quality, reliable plumbing service will always be happy to guarantee their work. Any work undertaken by a SNIPEF licensed plumber in your home is covered by warranty. SNIPEF also conduct regular inspections to ensure work is carried out properly.
4. Do They Have Good References?
References are a reliable way to tell how reputable a company is. Many quality plumbing companies get the majority of their work from word of mouth. Honest companies should be happy to provide you with references. Check the references for things like timeliness, work ethic, cleanliness, and cost.
5. How long have they been in business?
The age of the plumbing service is another good measure of how reputable they are. Ask how long they’ve been working and what experience they have in the trade. You want an experienced plumber capable of handling your needs. Also, experienced plumbers tend to work faster than inexperienced ones—and most plumbers charge labour by the hour.
Do You Need a Plumbing Service in Edinburgh?
Aspire Trade Services is an SNIPEF licensed Edinburgh plumbing service, with years of experience fitting bathrooms, boilers, and more. Get in contact, or give our experts a call today on 0131 555 2416 to find out how we can help you.