Finding a plumber in London – our tips

Living in London has its advantages, the choice, the variety – but how do you go about finding a plumber in London? Someone local and reputable?

Plumbing problems around the home can strike at any time. From burst pipes to dripping taps, knowing what to do in the event of an emergency can be the difference between a problem solved and a DIY disaster.

Below are a few tried and tested ways to find someone in your area who’s reliable, trustworthy and good at their job. Finding a plumber in London is all about a little research.

Homecure’s tips for finding a plumber in London

Word of mouth

For centuries this method of passing on good (and bad) news related to trades people has been effective. Today people are finding a plumber in London on social media sites like Twitter and Facebook, because it’s easy to reach out to the wider community. People you trust always provide the best source of information and if you’re looking to employ a tried and tested plumber in your local area then word of mouth is always the best way forward.

Online quotes and testimonials

Of course, if none of your Facebook friends or Twitter followers know of a local plumbing firm then there are endless lists of companies offering plumbing services in the directories and online. Picking someone who is best for your job is the next challenge, and the answer is on the testimonials page, showing reviews from satisfied customers. Forums and message boards also show you who’s saying what about whom. Often a good plumber will be a name that comes up more than once when you add it to a search engine, so don’t be afraid to ask around online before you invite them into your home for real.

Shop around

Although it can be tempting to dive in to the first plumber in the phone directory or the friend of a colleague at work, the best advice is always to shop around. Finding a plumber in London who is efficient and value for money depends on getting a few estimates first. Understanding the average price  a job should actually cost also helps, so it certainly pays to shop around when it comes to finding an affordable and reliable plumber. Also, remember that this professional person is going to be coming into your home so make sure you feel comfortable with their attitude and their character before you welcome them through your door.

Expert in the field

Finally, always ask to see a professional guarantee that a plumber is who they say they are and that they are expertly trained. This is a sure fire way of knowing that you’re finding a plumber in London who has a good reputation and is recognised for carrying out work to industry standards.

 

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