How Do I Choose a Great Emergency Plumber?

5 Important Things to Consider When Choosing an Emergency Plumber

An emergency plumbing situation never happens at a convenient time. Having the toilet overflowing on Christmas day, a pipe springing a leak during the night or a backed up sink on a Sunday afternoon seems to be when disasters happen.

The stress of an emergency plumbing situation can quickly take hold, which is when you might make hasty decisions. This is why it’s so important to have a reliable, skilled emergency plumber already on speed dial, so you don’t just choose any cowboy plumber in a fit of panic. But, how do you choose a great emergency plumber? Let’s take a look at what you need to consider.

Reviews and Recommendations

All great emergency plumbers with a successful reputation will have reviews on their website, on Google and often on social media. Don’t be afraid to do a little digging. It will pay off down the line, ensuring you employ an emergency plumber with a glowing track record. Also, have an ask around your area and see if anyone else has used them. It’s so much better to get a review from a friend you know and trust.

Relevant Qualifications

I’m sure you wouldn’t want a doctor with no qualifications to work on you. And the same goes for a plumber – check they have the relevant qualifications to work on the plumbing in your home. Don’t be afraid to ask to see their qualifications and cross check what they say online. Any fully-trained master plumber who is licensed and insured, shouldn’t mind sharing this information with you.

Are They Local

In an emergency plumbing situation, time is critical. The sooner an emergency plumber can get to you, the sooner they can remedy the situation and possibly reduce the amount of damage. Building up a relationship with a local emergency plumber will be beneficial to you and you’ll support a local business.

Up-front and Inclusive Costing

It’s a good idea to scrutinise emergency plumbing fees to see if any extras are added on for out of hours call-outs. Some plumbers may add on travel costs and late night or holiday fees. Also ensure they offer inclusive quotes, so you don’t get hit with a nasty surprise at the end.

Is Their Work Guaranteed

Having a trusted emergency plumber in your address book is an asset to you and your property. Even with the most skilled plumbers in Brisbane, it’s possible for something to go wrong. Make sure you ask your emergency plumber for a guarantee on their work. This way, if there is a problem after they’ve completed their work, they’ll come back to rectify what has gone wrong. Any plumber with a great reputation to uphold, will do this happily.

Ask the guys at Bell Plumbing if you need further help battling rust build up or any other common plumbing problems in your home. They can be reached on 07 3354 3300.