Everyone experiences plumbing problems from time to time and it is necessary to hire a plumber. Finding a plumber does not have to be a daunting task, but hiring the right plumber is essential to getting the repair work completed professionally and completely. Plumbing is something that should be left to the professionals, although clearing a clogged drain with a liquid drain cleaner is not out of the question.
To be sure to hire the best plumber, do not wait until a plumbing problem is flooding the house to begin the plumber search. Have a name or two on file to call to avoid losing time and increasing the level of damage. Ask family and friends for recommendations for plumbing outfits they have used in the past and if they worked out or not.
Anyone can call themselves a plumber, but licensed plumbers London has proven their skills and knowledge of the plumbing code, and has met the licensing requirements.
Plumbers are not required to be insured, but a plumber who carries liability insurance will be covered in case of accidental damage while the repair work is being completed.
To minimize plumbing problem damage, make sure you and everyone else in the house should know where the main water shut off valve is located. In the event of pipe break, you can turn the water off before the plumber arrives.
Once you have the name of a plumber or two, give them a call and ask about their rates, consultation fees, emergency repairs and if they respond to emergencies 24 hours per day. Also ask if they charge a travel fee and their hourly rate. Another important question is if they charge an hourly minimum, such as charging a minimum of two hours even if the repair takes an hour.