Most of the time, when people are searching for a plumber in Newcastle, NSW, they are hastily looking for someone to help them in an emergency.
In this situation, you might not think of checking to make sure that your plumber is suitable.
However, before you hire somebody to do any plumbing work on your home, Murphy Plumbing recommends you take the time to ask them these five questions.
1) Are you licensed to practice in NSW?
Like many Australian states, New South Wales requires that any plumbers wishing to work in the area have a particular licence.
Contractor licences allow plumbers to do specific types of work.
Qualified supervisor certificates allow teams to work together, and a tradesperson certificate will allow the plumber to do the work with minimum supervision, but they are not able to sign off on the work they have done.
2) Do you have public liability insurance?
Whenever you have a tradesman in your house, accidents are always a possibility.
Damage to the home or injuries to the plumber or to yourself can be costly.
Your plumbing needs to have public liability insurance so that they can provide you with damages, otherwise you might be liable.
3) What work can you do?
If your work requires a particular set of skills, or you are interested in gas fitting, then you need to ask your Murphy Plumbers team if they have the experience and knowledge to do the work you require.
Many plumbers have specific specialties and areas of knowledge that can help you get your plumbing work done.
4) How much experience do you have?
In many cases, you will need a plumber that is experienced in handling the type of work you want to do.
Inexperience plumbers can be a disaster waiting to happen, and having professionals like Murphy Plumbing make better long-term sense.
5) Do you have references?
A reliable plumber should be able to provide you with a list of previous clients who will be happy to provide them with references, and an endorsement of their good work.
Hire a professional today
If you are looking for an experienced plumber in Newcastle NSW, Murphy Plumbing could meet all of your needs.
We provide good, old-fashioned service with a variety of plumbing skills, and 24-hour emergency call out.
For more plumbing information, read our previous blog on when to replace your hot water system!