Let’s face it; no one is looking to have a problem with their plumbing and heating right now. The cold weather comes in strong and lockdown restrictions, meaning that going to a second location for a bit is pretty much out of the question. We’re all relying heavily on our boilers, pipes and kitchens to take a licking and keep on kicking. Even a small problem, like a dripping tap, can be a challenge, which is why you need to make sure all the aspects of plumbing in your home are well maintained.
However, even with all the excellent maintenance habits in the world, the chances are that you will need to call on a plumber’s services at some point soon. This issue brings us to the next worry: how do you find a local plumber who is competent, reliable who you can build a relationship with over the long run?
It’s always a bit nerve-wracking opening your web browser and searching for “local plumber near me” and hoping for the best. There are a few things that you can do to make sure that you hire someone who’s going to do a fantastic job on your plumbing or central heating project and to build the kind of relationship that means you know you can call on them for more significant, less urgent projects in the future.
Listen To What People Are Saying About Plumbers In Your Area
Just as we all remember those tradespeople who turned out to be a nightmare, we never forget the good ones. So, if you’ve recently moved to a new area and you’re not sure where to start looking for someone to fix your heating or boiler, hit up your friends and neighbours for some recommendations, good or bad. If you don’t come away from them with a phone number in your pocket, never fear. Online reviews make it easier than ever to whittle down your options. If a plumber’s website is open, encouraging feedback and discussion, or even giving out tips on how to take care of your plumbing, then that’s a perfect sign indeed.
Look For Experience
There’s nothing worse than calling for a plumber or heating engineer, opening the door and realising within minutes that they have no clue what they’re doing. This is a situation where you’re counting on someone to get the problem sorted, and quickly, so a proven track record of experience in the field is crucial when you’re looking for your plumber. Look for someone with years in the business that can cover any problem you might be having, and you will be in with a much better chance of finding a plumber who can help you get back up to speed in no time.
Search For A Plumber Who Has Knowledge Of The Area
Now, admittedly, some plumbing problems are less severe than others, and they will not all require detailed knowledge of the area. However, if you’ve got a problem with your power flush for example, or you’re facing an issue which has been brought on by the weather, then it makes a lot of sense to go with someone who knows the area well and is well-versed in the kind of problems that keep popping up year in, year out. That way, not only will they be able to fix the issue at hand, but they’ll be well-placed to offer you advice on how to stop it happening again in the future.
If It’s A Big Project, Give Them Plenty Of Notice
Not every domestic plumbing situation is an emergency. Maybe you’re planning a big renovation project, maybe you’re putting a new kitchen or bathroom in, or maybe you want to add an extension onto your house. If you want to foster a good working relationship with your local plumbing expert, we recommend that you make them a part of the project as early as possible. Just like the rest of us, plumbers are facing tight deadlines and an ongoing barrage of different projects at any given time, so giving them plenty of notice and as many details about the project you’re planning will help to lessen any potential headache caused. If you bring them in when you’re still putting your plans together, they will be able to advise on how best to move forward instead of just giving you the best fit possible on the work you’ve already done.
The Coronavirus outbreak has affected all of our businesses, with many of us working from home where possible. Others are heading out to our essential jobs and hoping that everyone else out there is following the government guidelines and regulations. When you’re looking for your plumber, it is vital to make sure that they are upfront about what they’re doing to keep their customers safe.
Three Counties Plumbing has over 21 years of experience in the plumbing trade servicing homes and business across Aylesbury, Amersham, Beaconsfield, The Chalfonts, High Wycombe, Tring, Chesham and the surrounding areas. We’re a family run business that can offer a 24 hour, 7 days a week service. Our plumbers are Gas Safe registered, and they’re ready to help you with everything from a broken boiler to a new bathroom installation project. Big or small, we’ll help with your plumbing and property management and make sure that you get a good job, every time.
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