A minor leak from a pipe fitting which costs less than a dollar can cost thousands of dollars in water damage. It can disturb your household for weeks and throw your remodel way off schedule. So to hire a licenced , insured plumber is better. But all plumbers do not handle all types of work. Their works are divided into two categories- plumber handling basic repairs especially in emergency situations and plumbers specialised in remodeling projects and additions.The Master Blaster Plumbing Services Lismore provide qualified, well trained and experienced plumber Lismore.
The family plumber – For daily drips or clogs, you may save the cost of plumber by doing it yourself. Plumbing isn’t difficult but it needs lots of knowledge. Apart from code requirements you need knowledge of parts and experience of materials. For example you need to know how hard you can crank on PVC before it cracks. If you do not have a knowledge of this, it can turn $10 repair into a flood of problems. For more urgent situations be prepared by establishing a relationship with a plumber before you need him .
Hire the plumber for non emergency repairs and fixture installations during normal hours. If you are a regular customer it is easier to get the plumber’s attention and not a panicked stranger calling at 8:00 p.m. on a Saturday night asking him to repair a gushing waste pipe in the basement.
When selecting a plumber ask for the licence, some states need plumbers to be licensed, they provide a number, you can call to verify that licence is current and there are no complaints. Any plumber you choose should hold the current workers compensation policy with $500,000 liability insurance.
Best way is to ask neighbours and friends, remodeling contractors and real estate agents to find a good plumber. Realtors mostly have lists of fast response plumbers. Once you get a plumber with whom you are satisfied, keep his numbers handy for emergencies.
What to pay?
It’s always a shock seeing bills for emergency plumbing. If work is of short duration ,it contributes to high rates. Though a plumber may spend only one hour at your home, you are going to pay for his time- driving to and from the job, picking up parts and more. A plumber specialised in drain cleaning services, you need to pay at least dollar 70 per hour for drain lines and dollar 125 for sewer lines. Most of the problems are normally fixed in an hour. At weekend or night calls more is added to the hourly rate.
Remodeling plumber – For remodel or remedial work of plumbing you need a professional who understands the residential system design and who knows the code of your area. He should also be able to work in a finished environment.
The best source to get this type of plumber is a general contractor. The contractor looks at the plumber’s work before it is covered up, you don’t have that opportunity. Your contractor knows the signs of quality work that you might miss. Quality contractors do not risk working with shoddy plumbers. Hiring plumbers for simple repairs you should ask for proof of a licence and licence number and also verify the workers compensation and liability insurance policies whether they are active or not.