Finding a good plumber can be a daunting task – we’ve all heard stories about cowboy tradesmen. That’s why at Graham, as the bathroom experts, we’ve put together some hints and tips to finding a plumber the Graham way. Take a look at the tips and then enter your postcode above to find the top 10 plumbers that we have as customers.

    • Ask family and friends who they’ve used and if they would recommend their plumber – a good reputation is the best form of advertising.

 

    • Check out your plumber’s credentials. Members of any recognised institutes will hold qualifications and meet criteria that satisfies the specific organisation’s code of professional standards – our showroom consultants can help you further with this.

 

    • Any tradesman who carries out work on fittings supplied by natural or liquified petroleum gas must, by law, be registered with the Gas Safe Register. Before using any plumber out gas work, we would suggest you verify that they are currently authorised by visiting www.gassaferegister.co.uk

 

    • Clearly explain what work you need doing, in writing if possible, and get at least 3 quotes – make sure that all costs are included such as call-out fees, parts and labour for all the plumbers working on the job, and whether the quote includes any ‘making good’ of any consequential damage to other areas of your home.

 

    • Ask for a written quote so that there are no nasty surprises when the job is finished. If the work you are having done alters from the original quote while the job is underway, ask your plumber to supply you with a revised, written quote.

 

    • If you don’t fully understand what the job entails, ask. A qualified plumber has the knowledge to answer any questions you may have.

 

    • Find out how long the job should take, and make alternative showering / washing / accommodation arrangements if the disruption is too much to work around.

 

    • Never pay up-front, before a job is completed.

 

    • Don’t be disheartened if the plumber you want to use is booked up – a busy plumber is usually a good one and it’s better to wait than to compromise on quality.