Hiring a plumber isn’t always easy it’s a very important decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly. Plumber are in charge and are responsible for installing and repairing some of the most important parts of the house. Like the toilet, hot water systems, drain pipes, and sinks.
Plumbers and electricians are generally the only 2 trades that require a license to work in Australia. You need to be licensed in the state that you are working in, if a plumber wanted to do plumbing in another state they need a license for that state. Just be aware that the plumber you want has a license for that state you live in. It takes a while for a plumber to get his/her license, it’s common for many foreign-trained plumbers to work as a trade assistant for a plumbing company. A trade assistant assists qualified plumbers and is not qualified for the job. Be sure to get qualified only and not assistant trades.
Plumbers should be insured on every job. Plumbers insurance cover the plumber if they do any damage to you or your property. If a plumber damages your floor by mistake, or destroy part of your home, plumbing insurance covers them, and they will fix everything. Make sure your plumber is insured with public liability and product liability. In most serious cases plumbing insurance may cover them and cover any plumbing business activities that result in serious injury or even killing someone.
- Length of time in business
Asking the plumber about their career is a good thought. Everyone doesn’t want a new unexperienced plumber they want a professional who’s been doing plumbing for 20 years. A larger company will have more plumbers with over 10 years of experience.
All plumbers should guarantee their work, including the systems and parts for the job. Many warranties cover the plumber’s work for up to one year. If the plumber refuses their work, move on. With a licensed and insured plumber gives you a safeguard to a job well done. Imagine spending months on a new ideal bathroom, saving for years and finally choosing the colors and booking the contracts. Everything is going well a few weeks later disaster strikes. The plumber wasn’t that experienced, qualified, didn’t provide 100% guarantee and pipes start leaking, your bathroom is flooding and all your hard work and money is gone.
- Online reviews
If you go on Google or Yellow Pages there are lots of online reviews for different plumbing companies. If people get their friends who have used this plumber, they can spread good news or decide to tell you to recommend someone else. The power of online reviews changes the way a business or tradesman is looked. Be sure to check out a business’ online reviews. There will always be one or two negative comments. It’s impossible to make everyone happy with your service. What you want to find is someone with more positive reviews than negative.