Hiring a plumber for a new central heating system allows you to take a bit more time in the hiring process. What might be the first thing you do when you are looking for a plumber in Northampton?

Checking online for Google reviews, maybe?

Well, that is a good start!

Check for companies that have a very good star rating on Google Reviews online, a good rating is between 4.5 and 5.0. Once you have found a plumber you like based on the reviews you have found so far, invite the plumber to your home.

Discuss the scope of work with the plumber so you are familiar with the type of work that needs to be done and how it may affect existing systems. Always get a written quote or estimate for the plumbing work you want doing.

If you require gas related works, your plumber will hold a Gas Safe Register Card, ask to see the card and take the number down, which will be under “Registration No.” for example 517522. Once you have the number, check to see if your plumber is genuine and that they can work with gas by going to the gas safe register website and enter the registration number.

Also check to see if your plumber has proper insurance in case there is damage to your home caused by work they did. Ensure they will take responsibility for any damage done while working or get details of any exceptions. A good thing is to always make sure there is a guarantee of at least a year for the work performed.

Remember, Go with a plumber you feel comfortable with and one who can get the job done efficiently. It is also a good idea to go with a plumber who is able to show you examples of previous work completed by them. All good plumbers will have pictures of thier phone to show you of previous work.

If You Need A Plumber In An Emergency Situation

If you need a plumber in an emergency situation, you will have to get information much more quickly. You will definitely not have time to search online for a good reliable plumber.

After all, if your kitchen if filling up with water you don’t want to be on the phone calling several plumbers for quotes. In an emergency situation like that, try to choose someone you have worked with in the past whose work you were pleased with or a well known local plumbing company in the area.