What to Know When Hiring a Plumber

As any homeowner will know, finding good quality tradesmen that you can rely on isn’t always easy and once you do find them it really makes your life a lot easier. Unfortunately in order to find good quality tradesmen you may need to use some that aren’t quite the best before you find someone who not only fixes the problems in the house, but does so with a high standard and a reasonable price. Let’s take plumbers for example, I must have used over 10 different numbers in the last 5 years before I found the man who I can now depend on to give me excellent service and who I know will not rip my eyeballs out on the price. If you are in need of a plumber or are simply looking to find one for any future problems then here are some things that you need to know first.



All over the World there are different types of licenses that a plumber needs in order to work in the industry, it is vital that you ensure that they are certified. If you think that a plumber will be fixing problems like gas, then the importance of their certification cannot be underestimated, a gas leak in your home can be incredibly dangerous and you should have someone who knows exactly what they are doing when it comes to gas, the only way to ensure that is by checking out their certification. I was lucky enough to find a great guy who I think is possibly the best gas plumber Perth has to offer and I know that any problems I have will be fixed in a heartbeat with him, make sure you check the certificate before hiring anyone to touch your plumbing.

Cost First, Job Second

Whatever the nature of your problem is, you should get some quotes from a variety of plumbers before deciding on who you hire, don’t let anyone start the job before giving you a price. Remember that the cheapest plumber is not always the best, you may be trying to save money but this should not be done at the expense of quality. Choosing a plumber is based on a combination of factors, price being one of them and you need to make sure that you know exactly how much each part of the job should cost before deciding.

Response Time and Communication

If you’ve asked a plumber to come and look at a job then you should pay close attention to how quickly they can come and see the job, and how punctual they are with their timings. There will be times in the future when you need to have a plumber come to your home with real urgency and it is important that you find someone who has not only a good response time, but actually arrives when they say they are going to.


Tradesmen’s reputation is everything to them, even in the digital age, word-of-mouth is still their best marketing tool and you should try to find out as much as you can about different plumbers from people who’ve used them before. You can speak to your neighbors to see who they have used or check online for reviews of various plumbers. Finding out the opinions of other homeowners about different plumbers is a great way to understand how good they are, before you make your decision on who to hire.