11 November 2015
How To Find A Reliable Plumber In Australia
How To Know If A Plumber Is Reliable
When it comes to doing work around your home, everybody wants to get somebody they can trust. Most of us don’t know the first thing about plumbing (or any other skilled trade, really!) so it can be very difficult for us to know if the person we’re about to hire is going to do the job well.
Even if you’ve used someone in the past who did the job well, it’s always hard to know if they prices they’re charging you are really fair. Tradespeople, like anyone else, want to make as much as they can, and this can sometimes have bad results for those of us who don’t know what to expect from a plumber. Trust is a necessary part of hiring someone to work on your home. So how can we make sure things will go well?
Word Of Mouth –
The most common way of finding a trustworthy operator is through word of mouth. If you know someone who has worked with a plumber in the past, they might be able to recommend them. This is a good way of finding a reliable plumber, but has its own problems.
Beware Of Unqualified Plumbers –
Plumber are required to be fully licensed before they can do any work for you. Plumbers who rely only on word of mouth for their business are more likely to be operating without proper qualifications. Make sure that the plumber you are working with is qualified and legally able to do the work. You can do this by asking to see their credentials.
Get Multiple Quotes –
Call more than one plumber, explain the work you need done and get multiple quotes. This will give you a clearer idea of what the work should cost so you’re able to know that the prices you’re being quoted are fair.
Find A Trusted Brand –
It’s impossible to know much about the performance of a sole contractor. Larger brands that have networks of individual operators can give you the peace of mind that the person you are hiring belongs to a trusted organisation. Taskforce police checks all of their operators and ensures that they have full public liability insurance.
Insurance & license –
Although it can be difficult to know that you’re being charged the right amount, you can always be sure that the person you are hiring is qualified by asking to see their license. They are required by law to show their license umber when advertising, and it is always within your rights to ask to see their license.
So Where Can I Find a Reliable Plumber?
Have a look on sites like Yellowpages. Alternatively, check out our site; Taskforce.com.au. We have operators Australia-wide in all the major cities; Perth, Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Hobart, Brisbane, Darwin, Bendigo, Canberra, and all the surrounding suburbs. Taskforce even services rural towns!