09 May 2016
Finding a decent London plumber shouldn’t be like a quest for true love but there are some things you need to do to make sure you find a reliable and cost efficient plumber in London, without too much effort.
When you have a sudden leak or break down it pays to have a well-known plumber on speed dial, or a friend who can recommend a tried and tested expert. Sadly this is not possible for many people who require an immediate solution and who blindly pick the first contact from an online directory.
But follow some simple tips and a reliable London plumber should be easy to spot online.
Making sure your plumbing firm employs qualified and experienced plumbers is a must. Look for City and Guilds qualified and gas safe registered plumbers.
Checking guarantees, insurances and references are equally as important when finding a London plumber online. If you have found the firms website, head for their FAQ page, google reviews or gallery of finished work to make sure you know exactly what you are getting.
Make sure you know if they have any call out fees, if they charge by the hour or have any hidden extras before you book the job. If you phone, ask as many questions as possible about the job, and how long it should take before you commit and have the guy dragging their feet to increase the hourly rate. Reputable firms will be able to give you an estimated time once the job has been fully diagnosed.
As long as water is not pouring from the ceiling you will have time to shop around and check the prices offered are reasonable. Don’t accept the first price. A further handy tip is knowing where to turn off the water should you really have water running from the ceiling!
For information on Homecure Plumbers services and fees see our services and rates page.
After struggling to find a reliable plumber I was recommended Homecure from a friend. They responded very quickly and fixed my heating issue without any problems. The engineer explained everything to me clearly and was very friendly. I would highly recommend them
Well pleased! Kevin did a great job. Super polite and friendly. Turned up on time, got the job done in great time. Very reasonably priced. Super easy. Will definitely use them again.
Excellent service. Responded quickly and found a slot for us at short notice. Kevin was extremely efficient; quickly identifying the problem when he arrived and fixing it. Can highly recommend using them.
At Homecure we have been regularly updating our working practices in line with health and safety advice provided by the Government. For customers who are self-isolating and in need of emergency plumbing and heating services we want to assure you that we are doing everything possible to minimise the risk of the spreading the coronavirus while we carry out our tasks.
All members of our team currently working will be following the infection control measures laid out by the World Health Organisation:
When our team members are visiting customer’s properties, they will use alcohol-based hand sanitiser (60% minimum) to clean their hands before and after the job has been completed. They will also have access to personal protective equipment (PPE) that can be used:
Homecure remain available to provide emergency services for your home during the current pandemic. If you wish to book an appointment with our team and a member of the household is currently in isolation, has symptoms, or has been diagnosed with COVID, we ask that you inform us before our arrival so we can prepare accordingly.
As the situation continues to change we will update our health and safety protocols to ensure our customers and team remain safe at all times.