For major renovation plumbing operations, you need to be cashed up. Whether it’s replacing a sink and tap, shower or toilet, it’s likely to cost you a good deal of cash, since you’ll need to hire the services of a professional plumber. Anyone living in Perth or any other major city in Australia will tell you that it’s never a good idea to try fixing plumbing problems yourself, so you definitely have to seek licensed help.
The key to making sure your renovation project will be successful lies in hiring the right blokes for the job. Thankfully, there are steps to follow to make the right choice.
PerinaPlumbing.com.au shares how to go about hiring the best plumber available:
1. Ask for the opinion of any of your friends or neighbours who have recently hired plumbers for major renovation jobs. Add the ones with good feedback to your pool of possible plumbers.
2. Before contacting the plumbing company, check to see if the plumber is licensed first. Take note, however, that this is not by any means an absolute measure of the plumber’s capabilities; it just means he can legally perform plumbing operations because his qualifications meet the requirements of a license.
3. Get a clear idea of exactly what you want and need, even before you call for a plumber. You don’t have to get overly technical, but you really should have a concept mapped out.
4. Start making calls to plumbing companies (and if your plumber won’t get a permit, you should do it for him).
Consider the possibility that you’ll have to buy the supplies for the operation. In addition, you should take time to set up the job site, so that your dollars won’t be wasted on menial tasks and your plumber can go straight to the meat of the work. One more thing: Be on site, but stay out of sight! Remain within calling distance for questions from the plumber to facilitate better communication and, ultimately, to get better results.