When looking for a plumber, many of us tend to choose someone we have been recommended or look for an advert in the services section of our local newspaper. This can lead you to choose someone almost randomly and most of us don’t tend to ask about experience. However, experience is one of the most important aspects when choosing a plumber to come into your home to do a job.
There are many different types of plumbers and plumbing companies to choose from, many of which are highly skilled professionals. Finding out how much experience a plumber has is very important and there are many benefits to having an experienced plumber working for you.
1.Quality of Equipment
In many cases, plumbing equipment can be quite expensive, one of the main reasons many of us don’t own this equipment. An experienced plumber will have collected a lot of specialised tools and equipment over the years from dealing with many different types of plumbing work.
2. Training and Licence
Most plumbers around will have had some level of training although fully licenced plumbers will most definitely have had more training to gain the necessary licence. Training can come in many forms, from technical colleges to on-site apprenticeships.
To become a fully licenced plumber takes years and that shows you the person or company has a serious dedication to their craft. Additionally, if the plumber or plumbing company has a licence, this is confirmation that they will be fully insured giving you more peace of mind and showing that they have a lot of experience.
3. Faster work
This is possibly the most obvious one but many property owners will choose an inexperienced plumber because of the cheap hourly rate. Sounds fine, but inexperienced plumbers tend to take a lot longer to diagnose a problem and then to fix it. That cheap hourly rate can add up quickly if they plumber does not know where to look or unsure where to start. Experienced plumbers will know how to locate the problem and will probably fix it a lot quicker, which could cost you less in the long run.
One of the main advantages of using an experienced plumber is that you are sure that they have probably come across your type of plumbing problem before. This means that no matter how complicated or difficult the problem is, you can be sure they will stay until the job is completed.
Only experience plumbers and plumbing companies can offer this and many homeowners have suffered from using inexperienced plumbers to find out that they are unable to complete the job. Sometimes this is unfortunately only discovered after the bill has been paid. This can result in having to look for another more experienced plumber to fix the problem and just hope that the problem has not been made worse by the inexperienced technician.
5. Cleanliness of Technicians
This is a major issue for many homeowners yet most are not aware until it’s too late. Experienced plumbers will know how to locate the problem and fix it without causing some damage that needs to be fixed or cleaned. As comes with years of experience, plumbing companies will have a set of procedures to follow to ensure the work is completed with the least amount of disturbance to the property and to leave the work area clean once they are finished. This may seem like a small issue but we have seen the aftermath of inexperienced plumbers work including holes left in walls and water damage to the floor after the work is completed.
As you can see, hiring an experienced plumber takes away most unnecessary risks associated with choosing the right person or company to work in your home. A little research and asking the right questions can quickly give you an idea as to who you are dealing with and whether you trust this person to do the job properly. The result will be to find an experienced plumber who can quickly identify the problem, have the equipment to fix it and leave your home as it was while also providing you with value for money.