There are 125,000 people that call themselves plumbers in South Africa.

Not all of these people will be fully trained professionals, however.

If you have a plumbing emergency, you want to be certain that you’re getting the best help possible. With so many plumbers to choose from, how can be sure you’re getting someone who will do high-quality work?

Read on as we take a look at how to find and hire a professional plumber.

How to Find a Professional Plumber

There are a number of ways you can find a good quality plumber. We take a look at three of them.

Referrals

One of the best ways to find a plumber you can trust is through friends and family.

Speak to anyone you know who has used a plumber and ask for recommendations. If they’ve done a good job for someone else, then you know they’re a plumber you can trust with any plumbing issues you may have.

Online

Searching online is one of the easiest ways to find an emergency plumber these days.

What’s most important is to take a look at reviews. You may discover some horror stories or might find a plumber that has an all-star rating. Discount the very best and very worst reviews as these can be misleading; try to look at those in between.

Ads

In a digital world, physical adverts still have a role to play.

Take a look in local magazines or on advertising boards. You can always do some research online if they’re not someone you’ve heard of before.

What to Look for in a Professional Plumber

Once you’ve found a plumber who you think could do the job, there are a number of factors to consider. Below are some of the things you should think about when comparing different plumbers.

Price

How much the work is going to cost will be a major factor in your decision. It shouldn’t necessarily be the deciding factor, however.

The cheapest emergency plumber might do a poor job that leads to even more expense further down the line. Conversely, the most expensive plumber may not be the best.

Insurance and Approvals

You should always check that your plumber is fully insured. Liability insurance can ensure that you aren’t out of pocket if any damage is caused.

It’s also recommended that you look for plumbers who are approved by the relevant bodies such as the Plumbing Industry Registration Board and the Institute of Plumbing SA.

Are You Looking for a Professional Plumber?

If you need the services of a professional plumber you can trust, then look no further.

Savvy Plumbing’s staff have been in the industry for more than 25 years, so you can be certain of our knowledge, professionalism and technical know-how. We’re so confident in the quality of our work that we offer a warranty on our workmanship for six months.

Contact us today and let us solve your plumbing emergency.