The Plumbers Blog: Skilled Plumbers Aren’t Cheap

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Cheap Plumber VS Skilled Professional Plumber

Need a plumber in Northampton? Not just any plumber. But a skilled professional plumber, a plumber who knows his stuff!

The fact is, a skilled plumber isn’t cheap.

And the same goes for a skilled boiler repair engineer isn’t cheap.

An unskilled plumber will generally rip you off.

Why?

That unskilled plumber will just guess a price of the top of their head and do a very bad job and when it goes wrong, they will blame you for it. Sound familiar?

As plumbers ourselves we see bad plumbing jobs everyday. We are normally the ones that get called out to repair bad jobs by unskilled cheap plumbers.

A company in Northamptonshire (Not naming) recently was forced to cease trading because of a bad job was done to a boiler installation.

Expensive Plumber? – Corporate plumbing companies. AVOID!

Corporate plumbing companies tend to be more expensive because their plumbers work on commission and that encourages them to oversell you on goods and services.

Corporate plumbing companies also tend to have awful customer service, so when your boiler breaks down and you need it fixed ASAP, you might find yourself pulling your hair out trying to get a plumber out to fix it for you.

How to find a local plumber – Skilled local pro!

The best advice I can give you is to look on Google for a plumber in your local area, such as Plumber in Wellingborough, and check the reviews from previous customers via Google Reviews.

Local plumbing companies and very good, and will be a lot cheaper than any corporate plumbing company.

Skilled Plumber vs Handyman

It’s easy to see why people get confused because some of the plumbing type jobs can be fixed/repaired by a handyman such as changing a tap, fitting a toilet, perhaps fitting a new bath.

Our plumbers are trained to carry out not only the simple plumbing, but also more complicated issues like problems with hot water cylinders, repairing boilers, fixing airlocks fitting outside taps, and more.

A handyman’s job should stop at fitting boilers, installing radiators, and should never be working with any gas appliance. (without being registered with gas safe)

Take a Chance on Dodgy Plumbers

Highlighting the importance of always using a qualified plumber and a gas engineer in Northampton – continue reading

Do you ask to see your plumbers gas safe ID card when he arrives at your home?

Chances are, probably not.

Consumer psychologist Dr Simon Moore a Chartered Psychologist and Partner of the award-winning psychological/behavioural strategy agency Innovationbubble.eu says:

Our trust of tradespeople, plumbers especially, is based on a variety of factors such as personal presentation, their body language and how official they look, not always on their qualifications.

Cutting corners on gas safety is very dangerous, having an unqualified plumber work on your boiler can result in a much more dangerous situation for you and your family.

More than 50 per cent of people have let a tradesperson into their home without checking whether they are qualified to do the job. While gas engineers were found to be the most trusted tradespeople, not checking they are registered could be leaving families at risk.

“People are letting tradespeople into their homes without checking their ID,” says Jonathan (Chief executive at Gas Safe Register). “When it comes to hiring gas engineers, our message is clear: don’t cut corners and always use a Gas Safe registered engineer to know that they are working legally with the correct qualifications in place.

The research highlights the factors that make people trust a tradesperson:

Personal presentation (44%)
How official they look (43%)
Body language (25%)
Personality (22%)
A friendly face (18%)

At THS Plumbing & Heating Northampton we are fully qualified plumbers, registered gas safe engineers, ID no. 517522. You contact us on 01604 212732.