There are many plumbers in London these days, so how do you choose one that you know will do your job properly and not rip you off at the same time?
If the work you require doing is related to your boiler and central heating, then the best way to find a good plumber is to go to the gas safe register and type in your details. If you type in plumbers in London with your post code you will be given the details of 3 plumbers who are registered with gas safe. By finding a plumber this way you will have the backing of gas safe should something go wrong.
All work that is related to gas has to be carried out by a registered gas safe engineer, this is the law. Anyone who claims to be registered and if not will be prosecuted by gas safe.
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When your plumber arrives always ask to see their gas safe card. Check the card is valid i.e. the date it expires, then turn it over and check to see what they can work on, they could be registered for just installing cookers and not your central heating boiler.
Many people don’t ask to see the card but it’s something you need to do. If you use someone who is not registered for the work they carry out, then you are not covered by gas safe.
When it comes to general plumbing works then again you could check the gas safe register as most of the registered engineers also carry out general plumbing works. If you find someone on the register and they don’t do general plumbing then ask them if they could recommend someone, as most of them know someone who can do the work you require. Another way to find a good plumber is to ask your friends and neighbours, ask if they were happy with the work they had done and also the cost.
Plumbers in London have many costs to cover, these include the congestion charge and parking, as you know some areas in London charge up to six pounds and hour to park, so these costs have to be added to the cost of the works. As a general rule the price for a good plumber in London these days is around £80.00 and hour right up to £150.00 per hour. If the work you require to be carried out it is a big job then always ask for an estimate, this way you will know how much you will need to pay at the end of the works. Try to get at least 3 estimates then you have a choice on who to choose.
There are so many plumbers in London that are small one man bands, they work for themselves, and are always looking for work, but you have to be careful who you choose, always ask if they have a previous customer that they have worked for who can recommend them, try to find out who they have work for and ask if you could contact any of them to find out what their work is like and if they were happy.
There are a couple of big plumbing companies in London to choose from but you find they are very expensive. Should you need someone in an emergency then these companies can normally have a plumber with you within an hour.
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