Whether you are looking for that hot shower to warm your soul in the middle of a Canberra winter or hanging out to wipe that sweat away after a sweltering day at work in the middle of summer, here are some tips to consider when engaging a hot plumber in the nation’s capital.
Obligation free quotes-
No matter which type of trade or service you are looking for in Canberra, be sure that they offer obligation free quotes. There are dozens of reasons why you might be looking to engage a hot water plumber, from a small routine service to a fit out of multiple hot water services. But a good tradesperson should know how long each job should take and be able to tell you what there time is worth, upfront, with no obligation.
No call out fee-
Time is money for any business or tradesperson but that doesn’t mean you should be paying people just for affording them the privilege of turning up at your Canberra home. When you are engaging a hot water plumber in Canberra, you are paying for a professional service. When you are making your phone or online enquiry, if they know their business, then they should be able to determine the type of service you require. Whilst many hot water plumbing issues can come with unforeseen challenges, be sure you are engaging a contractor who is willing to provide you an initial obligation free quote and isn’t going to lump you with a call out fee once you have booked them in.
Free removal of your old hot water service-
Even the smallest hot water systems can be awkward and heavy not to mention messy to handle. And not all of us have access to a car or trailer big enough to haul them away let alone the muscle to lift them in. Make sure you ask your local Canberra hot water plumber that they will provide the removal off site of your old system as part of their price. This will not only save you money but save you from having unsightly rubbish laying around your yard.
Make sure your hot water plumber is fully accredited-
Whether it is a gas or electrical hot water system, plumbing in a hot water system is not a job for an amateur. If you are in Canberra and engaging a hot water plumber, make sure there are accredited by the national authority.
Is your hot water plumber fully insured? –
Have you seen where your hot water system is in your house? For a lot of people the answer probably is no, because it is tucked away up in a roof cavity or in some burrow under the house. All of these spots can be tricky to navigate to and even more difficult to work from. Whilst a tradesperson will never deliberately damage your property, accidents and mishaps can happen on the job, and you shouldn’t be left to pick up the bill to pay for them or be left waiting around whilst your hot water plumber comes up with the money to cover the costs of repairs. You can avoid this type of hassle by ensuring you only ever engage a hot water plumber who has full insurance cover.
Be sure your hot water plumber has positive feedback online-
Whilst plumbers and the internet might be the last thing you think of together, you will find most hot water plumbers and plumbing companies have an online presence these days. A quick type of ‘hot water plumber in Canberra’ into a search engine will give you access to dozens of reviews and can save you not only time but money and ensure you get the best possible tradesperson to service your hot water plumbing needs.