3 Things to Check Before Hiring a Plumber

Finding a qualified plumber in Singapore does not come without its challenges. Here are 3 tips to ensure that you find the right company for the job, the first time.

1. Look for Referrals

How well known is the company that you are considering hiring? See if the company is being recommended by any top industry experts. In addition, you can also ask family, friends and acquaintances that may have had work done on their homes recently for plumbing company referrals. If you can't find someone that is recommending the service than it is probably a good idea to avoid that company so that your job doesn't have to become a test job.

2. Licenses and Certifications

Checking a company's licensing and certifications is an absolutely essential step of the process of choosing a plumbing company. A company that is not properly licensed not only runs the risk of not performing the work properly, they could also put you and your family in danger. Improperly performed plumbing jobs could cause a fire or flood in your home that you will be left to clean up. In addition, by working with a company that is not properly licensed, you may be liable if a worker gets injured in your home or if the work is left incomplete. 

Ask for the necessary plumbing licenses and make sure to check with the agencies that issue the licenses to ensure that they are valid. You should be able to locate the contact information for these agencies online. Avoid any plumber that seems unwilling to provide these documents. This behaviour in most cases indicates that something is not right.

3. Do a Background Check Online

After you have checked for references and licenses, you should make sure to perform a background check on any plumber that you want to hire. You can do this for free by simply searching the search engines and looking for reviews on websites, directories and blogs. These reviews could also be the first sign that there is a problem even if you received good references from the company itself. You can also check online databases for criminal background information, however you will likely have to pay for such services.

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