Finding a reliable and trustworthy South Perth plumber can be an endless task. How do you know where to look? Whether they are experienced in the sort of work you need? And whether they will turn up when they say they will?
Well there are a few things you can do to make sure that the plumber you employ is both licenced and qualified to do the job. Below are 3 tips to make your life a whole lot easier:
Where to look for plumbers in South Perth
The first place is to look is the Master Plumbers & Gasfitters Association website. Click on the ‘Find a Plumber or Gasfitter’ tab along the top of the page and scroll down until you see the SEARCH box. Then type in your postcode, click ‘Search’ and a new page opens showing you a list of all licensed plumbers and gasfitters in your area. Perth Plumbing Professionals is one South Perth plumber that will appear in the results.
You will see their phone numbers and email details as well as a link to their website if one exists. Checking out their website is a great way to help decide whether this is a plumber that is suitable for your needs. They should explain the type of work they do, the areas they service and hopefully, have a few customer testimonials as well.
How to check their credentials
Second, take this contact information and go to the Plumbers Licensing Board website. In the bottom half of the page you will see a link ‘Consumers’ and underneath click on the ‘Search for a plumber’ tab.
This site allows you to search by licence number and licence type as well as by company name. This means you can check to make sure that the plumber you have selected, from the Master Plumbers & Gasfitters Association website, is currently licenced and whether they have the correct licence for the work at hand.
References – Depending on the size of the job you can ask the plumber to provide you with at least 3 or 4 references for similar work they have completed in the last 2 years. Any good plumber will be able to provide these references to you.
Family and Friends – If any of your family, friends or colleagues has employed a South Perth plumber in the past few years ask them for a referral (if they were happy with their work!).
Paying your plumber
Obtain a written quotation for the total cost of the job. If the job is related to a new build or a total renovation then the plumber may require a deposit with progressive payments. If progressive payments are required then make sure that the payment dates and amount of work to be completed, by each date, are clearly outlined in an itemised quote of ‘works to be done’.
That’s all there is to it. Just a quick online search, check their credentials and then give your local South Perth plumber a call.