Anyone can fix a pipe and call themselves a plumber. The question is how professional their services are done and how much do they adhere to standard industry practices. It is also important to be certified by the Public Utilities Board (PUB) to prove their authenticity.
Engaging a recommended plumber definitely helps as it would show the legitimacy of their plumbing services and overall business acumen. Through referrals from others, they would know first hand about the level of professionalism and quality of work. If the plumber in question were to be running a credible business, he would not refuse to list a few of his past clients as well. The company’s reputation would also equate to the experience they have in the industry, thus proving their competence in the services provided.
Even if the plumbing service you engage is recommended, it is important to have everything written down to prevent any hidden costs from appearing after the job has been completed. This includes the price quotations and the estimates of all the job requirements, materials, manpower and any spare parts that were used. In every industry especially those that provide services, there are bound to be deceptive practices which might put you at an disadvantage in the long run. Request for everything to be written down to protect your interests as a consumer.
As professional as plumbers come, it equally important to find the right one for the job. A plumber that specialize in rectifying a leak, might not be as proficient in overhauling the entire water pump system. Engaging the right professional for the right task would not only save time, but money as well. Which might cause further complications to arise from a job done by one that was not as competent as another. Even if they were recommended through word of mouth, their level of competence has to be considered and to be of the required standard. The level of workmanship aside, warranties also have to be provided to protect you as a homeowner from any additional or hidden costs that might arise. Call us now @ 8299-8809 or email us .