Archive for December, 2015

Researching Plumbing Companies

Monday, December 14th, 2015

Choosing a plumbing company correctly will take the worry and cost out of your repair needs, whether they are large or small. A proper plumbing design is a science. Being able to provide adequate water pressure to the property  and keeping your water lines clean are two of the major concerns Lyall Bay plumbers must address when designing a system and checking for faults before any repair job

What To Look For:
*Ask to see the local license.
*Find out how long the plumbing company has been in business and check any reviews you can find online.
*Check the charge out method is it flat rate or hourly.
*Time that it takes to complete the installation or perform the repair including travel time.
*Quality of the fixtures that will be used.
*Number of fixtures that are required.
Remember, the company quoting a low plumbing hourly rate may not necessarily be the right fit for you. Often plumbing companies may offer low hourly rates, but then charge additional “equipment fees” for certain tools needed on the job. Ask if there are any additional charges for equipment, truck or trip costs. Basically, when evaluating quotes, be sure you are comparing apples to apples.
You may also need to consider that most companies charge a higher rate for overtime, weekends, holidays and emergency calls. These charges vary from company to company.
Also ask about the types of fixtures and pipes that are to be installed. Make sure you are comparing the same company products when comparing the prices. It is not uncommon for companies to require a deposit for special orders on fixtures, remember they need to protect themselves as well, 50% is a typical upfront payment with the balance owed on delivery.