When Hiring a Plumber it’s Important to Check the Right Qualifications

The process of hiring a local plumbers can be a fairly easy one if you hire a professional plumber. However, in the UK it’s important to make sure that you choose a plumber that’s qualified and has the correct plumbing license. A qualified plumber will know exactly what they’re doing and ensure that the work is done correctly.


First and foremost you must take safety precautions when hiring a plumber. The health and safety laws in the UK state that all professional plumbers must wear full welding goggles and gloves, as well as a heavy duty helmet and steel toe boots. You should also look for licensed plumbers in all of your local areas and these can usually be found by searching the phone directory or by looking at the Internet.

Another good idea is to get a plumber’s code of practice which you can print out and give to your plumber. The code of practice should state the amount of time that the plumber has been working in the plumbing industry, whether they are bonded and should have received a plumber’s licence. The code of practice should also state what type of equipment the plumber is expected to use, whether they should be using full or half a loaders, the amount of times that you should expect them to work on the job and also whether they should use water, oil or gas heaters.

It’s also good to know that you shouldn’t make your final decision on who is going to come and do the work until you have seen references. You should check with the plumber’s references as well as contacting your council. Also, if you are considering hiring someone then make sure that you only hire someone who has actually been to the job before.

You should also make sure that you read your plumber’s service contract thoroughly. The contract should include how long the plumber will take to get the job done, how much the plumber will charge for the job and any terms and conditions that are included in the contract. You should also be able to check the plumber’s references and know that they have had previous jobs completed before as this could mean that the plumber will be able to be more reliable and efficient.

After reading through the contract you should also ask the plumber if they are insured against natural disasters. This could come in useful should you have a plumbing problem in the middle of the night. It’s also good to check with your council if the plumber is bonded as it will protect you should the plumber refuse to complete the job.

If you have already decided on a plumber, it’s worth checking with your council that the plumber has a plumber’s license. You should also check with the plumber’s references as this could ensure that they will be able to do the job correctly. Also it’s also a good idea to ask the plumber for a list of references as this may be a reason for the plumber not completing the job correctly.

Before you hire any British plumbers, it’s always wise to do some research into their qualifications. Don’t just hire the first plumber that you see, as they could just be trying to get a job. By doing some research you’ll be able to get a plumber that will be able to do the job well and with the safety and quality that you’re looking for.