Choosing Plumbers in West Lothian

Plumbers provide service that almost everyone will use at one time or another, so it's important to know what you should be looking for to ensure you hire a plumber in West Lothian that is up to the job.  

Here at Hometech we consider ourselves the perfect choice for anyone looking for a plumber in West Lothian. We have a team of fully qualified and experienced plumbers and provide ourselves on providing a consistently excellent service.

How Do You Go About Choosing a Plumber in West Lothian?

A good place to start is by asking your friends, neighbours and your family who they’ve used in the past, as well as checking their online reviews and testimonials. You’re looking for  first hand accounts of what their previous clients think of them.

Guilds and Trade Associations

Perhaps they’re part of a guild, in Scotland check for SNIPEF (Scottish and Northern Ireland Plumbing Employers’ Federation). When your plumber is a member of this Federation then you know you’re getting qualified and trained plumbers you can rely on.

There are other trade associations to look out for to ensure you hire reliable plumbers. There’s the Association of Plumbing & Heating Contractors (APHC), and also look out for membership of the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE).

Is Your Chosen Plumber Gas Safe Registered?

If you’re going to be needing help with your gas supply, then finding someone who’s registered with the Gas Safe Register is essential. This way you’ll be using someone who’s qualified and safe to work with gas.

Ask the Right Questions

Your questions should include the following, but do ask as much as you think you need to before making a decision.

  • How long have they been in business?

  • Do they have references, testimonials, examples of past work?

  • Do they offer a guarantee, and is the guarantee backed by insurance?

  • What type of insurance do they have, will it cover your property?

  • What additional costs are there apart from parking, travel and possibly waste disposal?

While you are asking these questions take note of whether they explain things clearly without jargon and are transparent about their prices.

Paying Your Plumber

When you come to play your plumber you want to ask how he/she wishes to be paid. This may be via instalments, or perhaps an upfront deposit followed by the full balance once the job is completed and you’re happy with the work.

First Class Plumbers West Lothian

Please consider Hometech on your shortlist of potential plumbers in West Lothian. We have developed a fantastic reputation for quality work and customer service with our team of qualified and experienced plumbers. Get in touch today to arrange a free consultation and quote.