Best places to find a plumber online
As water damage can be severe and long lasting, even a relatively small leak can quickly turn into a big problem. This means that time is often of the essence when it comes to booking a suitable plumber.
Instead of finding yourself frantically searching for the right person for the job when disaster strikes, sort out a few top picks and keep a note of their contact details saved somewhere handy now. That way, you’ll be able to get in touch with someone who can help quickly and easily – whether you’ve sprung a leak or your pipes have blocked.
How to find the perfect plumber
You’d think that finding the right plumber online would be a simple task, but it’s often trickier than it sounds. When you type a search for a plumber into Google, Bing or Yahoo, you’re likely to find yourself wading through a lot of different options, many of which don’t seem to offer exactly what you need. This is largely because big companies often optimise their websites to suggest that they serve locations all over the country – even when they don’t.
To find a plumber who really is local and able to get to you quickly, it’s best to start your search in Google Maps or Google Local. There, you’ll be able to hunt for plumbers who have an actual physical presence in your area. How To Find a Local Plumber is a handy guide to avoiding the kind of listings that will waste your time.
However, finding a plumber is only half of the battle – you also want to find someone who is trustworthy and good at their job. NiDirect has some great advice for helping you find a reliable plumber, including some suggestions of things to ask about before making an agreement.
Employing trustworthy plumbers
One good way to ensure that you’re choosing someone with a good reputation is to search for plumbers who have been rated by the TrustMark scheme. This not for profit organisation makes it easy to find local, reliable tradesmen and is licensed by the government and backed by consumer protection groups. Another way to be sure of quality if to find out whether a plumber is a member of the Association of Plumbers and Heating Contractors. Their Water Safe rating can help you recognise quality service when you need it.
There are also several comparison websites that are geared specifically towards showing you plumbers in your area that have good feedback from customers. Sites like MyHammer and MyBuilder allow local businesses to advertise and also include a rating system that lets customers share their experiences, making it easier for you to choose plumbers who offer good service.
Don’t be scared of getting in touch with more than one plumber if you’re not happy with the quote you’re given. The nature of the business means that companies don’t list all of their prices online, so plumbers are more than used to giving out estimates and there’s no problem with choosing to go elsewhere after you’ve spoken to someone.
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