Looking to find the best local plumbers in Sydney?
Are you concerned about a slow draining bathroom basin, leaky taps keeping you up at night, or a mysterious wet spot in the backyard that refuses to dry out? Maybe it’s time you called your local plumber to come and poke around in your bathroom cabinet, replace your worn-out valves, or inspect your pipes.
Naturally, you have concerns about a stranger coming to your house or business and want to know how you can find the most qualified local plumber. Here are some quick tips to ensure your next experience with a plumber goes as smoothly as possible.
1. Check the Sydney plumber has a license
Before a plumber can start doing more with their pipe-wrench than using it as a substitute hammer, they need to be licensed, and it doesn’t matter if the invoice is for $50 or $500. There are different licenses for different types of plumbers as well.
Plumbers can only do the type of plumbing that is stated on their license. So, if you need gas line work done, and the qualification isn’t shown on their license, then you need to keep looking.
A tradesperson certificate will qualify a plumber for certain types of work, such as plumbing, water plumbing – fire protection systems, water plumbing – urban irrigation, and draining and gas fitting. If in doubt, check the Fair Trading website.
2. Hourly or fixed rate charge?
Most Sydney plumbers will charge a callout fee to come to your house, even when it’s not an emergency, and that’s fair enough. However, when they get to your residence, you should ask how they are going to calculate the final invoice amount.
If it’s not an emergency, most plumbers will visit your premises, assess the job, and then give you a written quote. There will usually be a call out fee added on, but some plumbers will waive this when you accept the quote. Be warned; you may be charged for a call out fee if you don’t take the job, so make sure you clarify this over the phone.
If you have a middle-of-the-night emergency, then you are most likely going to have to cope with an hourly rate. Unfortunately, plumbing emergencies are a seller’s market. It’s hard to quibble over price when there’s a small stream running through your hallway, or ducks are swimming in the backyard, and you don’t have a pond.
3. Start looking before you need a plumber
Good Sydney plumbers are hard to find, especially in the middle of the night. So you aren’t forced to settle for second best during an emergency, start your search for an excellent plumber now.
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Tradebusters Connect should be your first and only port of call. Tradebusters have already done the legwork in verifying the quality of the plumbers they list on their site. You can rest easy knowing that the next time you need a plumber, you won’t be letting any old dodgy Joe into your home.
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