Finding a good plumber online can be a difficult task. Let’s face it. There are at least hundreds of plumbers to choose from, and that’s just the legitimate ones. It’s only natural, with some many plumbers to choose from, that you’ll come across some plumbers that aren’t skilled enough for task at hand, aren’t experienced enough, or just aren’t qualified at all (there are many of them out there).
Finding a Good Plumber
There’s no magical crystal ball that can help you decide which plumber is best suited to your needs. However, there are a few things that you can look out for that will help narrow down the search:
- Make Sure They Are Registered
- Examples Of Their Work
- Previous Customers
- Testimonials / Reviews
- A Customer Guarantee
Now, let’s take a look at these in more detail.
A Good Plumbers is a Registered Plumber
Unfortunately there are two many “cowboy plumbers” looking to make some easy money these days. These so called plumbers haven’t studied or practice their trade and have been ripping off unsuspecting customers for many years.
When you’re looking for a good plumber online, look out for the logo of the relevant regulatory system in your country. Here in Ireland, you should look for the RGI logo. You can even search the RGI website database to check if your plumber is registered and qualified for the job you need. We strongly recommend that you take great care to ensure that the plumber you choose is both registered and insured for the job.
Ask For Previous Examples
A good plumber will be proud to show off his work. After all, it’s great for customers to get a sense of the plumber’s abilities and it’s great for the plumber to be able to showcase his skill set. We keep our gallery page updated with some photos of our latest work so our customers know exactly what they are getting when they choose Dublin Area Plumbers.
Check The Client List
When it comes to letting someone enter your home and work on your plumbing, you want someone who has experience. A good plumber will have a list of top clients that can attest to quality of that plumber’s work. We want our customers to know that when they choose Dublin Area Plumbers, they’re choosing a plumbing team that has worked with some of the biggest establishments in Dublin. That is why we’ve listed some of our top commercial clients on our website.
Word of Mouth is Key
Any plumber can talk until the sun comes up about how great they are. Why wouldn’t they? They need you to want to do business with them. Can you really trust what they have to say though? Trust is the most important element in deciding which plumber to go with. Try searching the plumber’s website for testimonials from previous clients. Better yet, try searching for their company on Google. Their Google page will have reviews from customers that the plumber can’t delete and alter in any way. Now you’ll be able to trust the word of previous customers when searching for a good plumber.
Accidents happen. You get a brand new shower installed or a boiler replaced, and two weeks later it stops working. In a perfect world, everything would work as it should at all time. On the rare occasion that it doesn’t, a good plumber should provide a guarantee to their customers that the work carried out is under warranty for a minimum of 12 months. It wouldn’t be fair to pay for the same repairs twice. All work carried out by Dublin Area Plumbers is guaranteed for 12 months. This guarantee is independent of any manufacturer’s guarantee. This all come back to trust. You need to trust that when a job is done, it’s done right.
These are just some of many qualities that a good plumber should have. Other indicators of a good plumber include a 24 hour service, transparency in regards to their rates, a registered business address and landline number.
If you have any tips for finding a good plumber that we haven’t covered in this article, please leave a comment below.