Finding a good Plumber in London
Finding a good plumber in London, or a heating engineer to install your central heating system can be a tiresome task. In addition to this, the scenarios which require one to look for a plumber can be when one is under stress with a water leak, facilities not working, heating system or boiler not working.
Here are some simple criteria to help you find a good plumber or heating engineer in London.
Gas Safe Register Certificate
Any plumber in London or heating engineer who is going to provide services to you, whether a boiler installation, plumbing services or central heating, should have registered with the Gas Safe Register.
A card is issued to each member of the Gas Safe Register to identify qualified plumbers and heating engineers from those claiming to have passed the qualifications.
You will see on the Gas Safe Register card the logo which will be in yellow (see image). In addition to this, each Gas Safe Registered plumber in London and heating engineer has a unique identifying registration number which can be check for on the Gas Safe website.
So when looking for a good plumber in London, be sure to ask them for their credentials as mentioned above. We cannot stress the importance of this step enough as per reports of 2011/12 there are over 20,000 unregistered cowboy plumbers operation throughout London alone. “cowboy plumbers” can cause unimaginable damage to your home, let alone put you or your family at risk. So when looking for a plumber in London please be sure to check credentials.
Boiler Installation Credentials
Heating technology is at an all time high. Truly serious heating engineers and plumbers will keep themselves informed, trained and up-to-date with the boiler installation techniques and the new systems.
For example, Worcester Bosch boilers have their own database of registered installers. These boiler fitters have trained and have been certified in Worcester Bosch boiler systems and ONLY they can provide the 5-7 year guarantees available for those boilers. Such credentials are extremely valuable and can save you thousands of pounds over the years.
So ask for credentials in the specific boiler installation methods. A good plumber / boiler fitter will be able to provide them.
This is an obvious step in finding a good plumber in London. There are many excellent plumbers out there, who care for every step they take in dealing with your home heating installation or plumbing repair. Such plumbers can be asked for and will provide as many references as you require without hesitation. Speak to their past clients and ask about their work quality etc. You will get a great idea about the plumbing company just by doing this.
Plumber in London, Service Quality
Customer service, etiquette and standards is important. You can usually tell a lot about a plumber when you meet them on the first home visit. If you are not dealing with an emergency (requiring immediate assistance) then it is a good idea to see how fast they respond to you, if they value your conversation and let you speak, listen to their ideas and determine the character.
Another good assessment in finding a good plumber is how they answer the phone, if they are willing to listen to you and discuss the matter etc.
How we fit into this
Speedy Gas provides boiler installation in North London, East London & West London. Our staff are qualified heating engineers and plumbers. We have all of the Gas Safe Register certificates and can provide many special guarantees for Worcester Bosch and Vaillant boiler installation.
Customer service and work ethics is our primary importance. After all, what is business and customer relations without good manners and high standards. Without it there would be no Speedy Gas.
Feel free to contact us to find out more about our services and to book a plumber in London. We look forward to working with you.