What’s a good way of finding a great plumber?

by | Nov 22, 2013 | Plumbing

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The best way to find a great plumber is to find him long before you need him. When you wait until you having a plumbing emergency you may be panicked into taking the first plumbers in Seven oaks that come along. What you need in a plumber is an individual or a group of individuals that are qualified, trustworthy, competent and available when you need them. There are a number of ways to find these “special” people and when you have the luxury of time to locate them and vet them for competency etc, you will have a friend for life.

Looking under the heading “plumbers Sevenoaks” in the phone directory is always a good place to start, but an even better place is to ask for recommendations. A great source for names is the estate agent that you bought the house from, they are usually very well connected with many different tradesmen in the area and they have long established working relationships. You can also rely on people who have lived in the area for years, they will have gone through this before and they will be happy to provide you with a list of the contractors they use for different tasks.

As you are in no particular hurry at this time to find a plumber, take your time and ask for as many recommendations as you can get. If the same individual or company keeps coming up, they should definitely be on the top of your short list. Once you have your list, get on the phone and call them and ask what services they provide, what hours they keep, do they respond to emergencies and what their policy is regards billing. Some plumbers will not come out unless they are paid when they do the work, others are quite happy to send a bill. If the work is of an emergency nature you actually may not have sufficient money in the house in the middle of the night to pay, so those plumbers in Sevenoaks who send a bill come in awfully handy.

Once you have finally made up your mind and selected the plumber, keep all the information at your fingertips. Don’t hesitate to give him a call once in a while just to make sure he is still around.

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