Everyone has plumbing problems from time to time, and when you do, it’s crucial that you jump on it and tackle the issue right away. Sometimes, the project may be something that you can tackle yourself, but other times, it’s a matter of mastery that is required, and in those cases, you’ll want to hire a plumber. If you’ve never hired a plumber before, then we’re going to give you a little bit of a heads up on how to look for the right plumber and what to expect from a plumber if you’re in the Darwin area.
One of the First Things
While anyone with actual experience can do plumbing work, not everyone can say they’re a plumber. Expect the plumber you’re choosing to be able to provide valid licenses, and certification, as well as proof of insurance. Some of the best plumbers are willing to show you that without you asking (and you always should be willing to see it and not just take them for their word), but sometimes you need to ask for that information. If they ever don’t want to give you that information, or they say they ‘left it at the office”, then politely tell them that you aren’t going to sign any contracts or agree to any work until they go get it and bring it to you.
Rates May Vary
Not only do rates vary per job, but also the rate might vary based on whether the plumber is going to charge you hourly rates, or a flat rate. As with any contractor, this is a personal preference of their own that you’ll have to agree to if you want their services. During this time that they give you your quote, you should ask if they’re wanting payments up front (and how much), or if they choose to get paid when the project is finished. Don’t ever offer to pay a plumber 100 percent upfront though, because this won’t end well for you in almost every case.
Plumbing Companies Have More than One Employee
When you hire a plumbing company, you can expect them to send someone out there, but the same rules apply for every contractor that we mentioned above.
Expect a Service Guarantee
The best plumbers out there provide a service warranty, so that anything that’s unfinished or broken during their work is replaceable by them solely. Make sure that your contractor details the service out in the contract and in the service guarantee as well, because some plumbers don’t cover the cost of the parts that they use, but the best ones often will.
If you’re in the Darwin area, you’ll want the best plumbing services when something goes wrong. That’s why you need to look at Great Northern Plumbing’s website to take care all of your leaky faucets, appliance installations, and more. Have a renovation project? They’re also a fully licensed and insured contractor that offers special plumbing skills to help with remodels as well.