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What Should I Look For In A Reliable Plumbing Company?

Following Valentine’s Day, maybe you’re beginning to think you haven’t found the right one. The right plumbing company, that is.


Plumbing services are something we will all need at some point or another in our lives. Whether your hot water has stopped and it’s time for a boiler replacement, or the dishwasher is unexpectedly spurting water, plumbers are great for resolving even the most comical and dire of scenarios.


To help you seek out the perfect company, this article gives some tips for good signs when it comes to choosing the right one. Read on to find out more.


Reasons To Call For Plumbing Services

You might be wondering why it’s important to have a reliable plumber in the first place. There are several different reasons to opt for a specific company over random emergency callouts, which will be explained in the following section.


For landlords, it can be frustrating to receive a myriad of calls and emails about plumbing issues within their properties. Landlords have legal responsibilities to their tenants to keep the properties they reside in safe for habitation, which includes dealing with any plumbing problems. Boilers, for example, are legally required to be serviced at least once a year by a professional for any property a tenant may live in.


Reasons to call a plumber

Examples of Plumbing Services

Before starting your search for the perfect plumber, it’s essential to know what a plumber does. This way, you can make sure any contender is perfect for your needs before hiring them.


Read on for some examples of services a plumber and gas engineer can provide.

 

Boiler Replacements

When your boiler becomes outdated and unrepairable, it’s vital to choose a competent company to install your new one. Without a boiler, you will likely be left without both heating and warm water, which is usually immediately noticeable. 


Luckily, many plumbers should offer boiler replacement services. Combi boilers are the most common type in the UK today, thanks to their useful central heating and instant hot water systems, supplying your home with warmth wherever it is needed.


Emergency Plumbing

When leaks and clogging strike, it’s a plumber that becomes your hero. An emergency plumber will be able to arrive the very same day as your problem arises, whether it’s a burst pipe or a broken boiler. When they arrive, the gas engineer or plumber should be able to repair your issue that day, although it is not always guaranteed. If the expert cannot fix your problem immediately, they should at least leave your home in a safe condition to be repaired as soon as possible. 


Boilers and Fire Servicing

Carbon monoxide is an incredibly dangerous and poisonous gas that needs to be detected urgently. Poisoning happens when a heating or cooking appliance is not installed correctly or hasn’t been maintained adequately. Symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning include but are not limited to headaches, nausea, vomiting, confusion and shortness of breath. Should you believe you have been poisoned, get in touch with a medical professional as a matter of urgency. 


To prevent poisoning, a professional and qualified plumber or gas engineer should be called to service your appliances regularly. You should also install a carbon monoxide alarm for any rooms that have these appliances. 


Heating

Gas central heating can be a fantastic and efficient method of keeping a home warm, and should therefore be looked after by a professional to keep it running smoothly. It has even been proven that gas central heating systems are much more efficient than other heating solutions, as shown in the graph below. A plumbing company is the right business to take proper care of these heating systems, so it’s important to find the right one to ensure your home stays warm. 


Typical efficiencies for central heating

What To Look For

Just like finding a date, there are some questions you might want to ask yourself about a plumbing company before opting for one. Reliability, compassion and transparency are good rules of thumb for both scenarios, but when it comes to plumbing services there are some specific criteria a company should meet. 


Read on to find out what to look for when searching for ‘the one’.


Experience

A great indicator for finding the perfect company to meet your needs is their experience. Companies that provide bad services don’t usually survive long, making longevity a good sign of the reliability of a business. It’s important to check with the employees too on their experience, as often successful and talented plumbers and heating engineers will set up a new company by themselves.


Well Reviewed

Nothing is quite as telling as a company’s reviews. Their online reputation is important and always worth checking over, as it can usually indicate the positives and negatives of a company. With bad reviews, you can usually spot the recurring problems with their plumbing services. On the other hand,  good reviews should tell you what the top features of their services are. 


Appropriate Accreditations

When it comes to making sure a gas engineering company can provide the service you need, checking their accreditations and qualifications is a must. The Gas Safe Register is a must-have accreditation to look for, as the only official gas registration body in the UK. The official website will explain the services that any specific company is licensed to provide. By law, all gas businesses must be qualified so steer clear of any company that doesn’t appear on their list of licensed companies. 


A Wide Range of Services

While a company that specialises in one specific type of service isn’t necessarily bad, it does make it more challenging for its customers when they need other work completed. Your local company only providing limited services often results in the need to source another reliable service. Your plumber may not offer boiler replacements, for example, which frustratingly forces you to go through the picking process multiple times with more companies. 


Think about the appliances you have in your home, as well as whether there are any that will likely need to be replaced any time soon. Get it right the first time with a business that can do more for you and your home. 


Availability For Emergency Call-Outs

Unfortunately, plumbing disasters seem to happen at the most inconvenient times. Unfortunately, not every plumber will be available past the daylight hours, leaving you with a flooded bathroom at midnight. That’s why, when choosing your plumbing company, make sure they are available for 24-hour emergency callouts.


Location

While a company might seem to tick all of your boxes, knowing the distance away from your property is important. Check the branches of a business before opting for their services, as in an emergency, you want to make sure someone is on hand and close by. A reliable company should provide services in multiple areas, giving a wider range of availability. 


A Helpful Website

When it comes to professional plumbing companies, appearance does matter. Checking a contender’s website is vital, as it often tells you everything you need to know about a business. For example, a good website should have clear tabs for different plumbing services, which can be clicked on for information about what’s included in that particular service. A professional website should also include helpful guides for its customers, showing concern and interest in developing their plumbing knowledge.


Our Work

Reliable and high-quality services are the only kind we offer at All Gas Services Lincoln Ltd. Plumbing and heating care is vital when it comes to a safe and healthy home environment, and you can do no better than opting for our support.


We have branches across a variety of locations, from Lincoln to Gainsborough, allowing us to provide home plumbing and heating support wherever you might be in the East Midlands. We have a complete list of the areas in which we offer our services, however, do feel free to contact us if you are unsure whether we can help you. 


Visit our website to learn more about the services we offer, or get in touch directly with our friendly team today. You can also call us now for emergency plumbing and heating repairs.

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