Between the water pipes that are clogged or the flush that leaks, when it’s not the tap… There are many plumbing problems in our homes that require the intervention of a professional. But how do you find the right craftsman?
Where to find the best plumbers?
Do you live in the department of Seine-Saint-Denis and you urgently need a plumber? Among the many competent and qualified technicians offered here, it is impossible not to find a plumber working in the 93. Indeed, the internet is today the means most used by individuals to recruit plumbers very quickly. Unfortunately, incompetents and scammers are very numerous on the web.
This is why specialized sites are highly recommended. With them, you are sure to come into contact with certified plumbers. Moreover, often, you will also be spoiled for choice in terms of service providers. The trick? Online quote requests are usually free. Make several to compare them. You will then choose the offer that suits you best.
Otherwise, there is also approved networks, but on the condition of knowing them of course. Their integration and selection criteria are drastic. And once members, plumbers are held to very strict rules of conduct.
Either way, the ideal way to find a plumber is still through word of mouth. Nothing beats a good recommendation from former clients who have been particularly satisfied with the work provided. You will also immediately have an idea of the rates charged by the service provider. Ask your friends, your relatives, your acquaintances, your work colleagues, your neighbors…
You can also place classified ads in shopping centers and in businesses near your place of residence. Be careful though, because there is a good chance that you will come into contact with complete strangers.
How to hire a plumber?
Whether you found the plumber on the internet or via a recommendation, a few criteria should be taken into account before hiring the craftsman. Thus, whether for a professional in the sanitary field or a heating engineer, all plumbers must have at least a CAP diploma. Moreover, you are perfectly entitled to ask him for his certificate and/or his diploma. These are indeed the proofs that the plumber has indeed followed a professional training. If in doubt, you can easily check with the Chamber of Trades the reference of the person concerned. Moreover, it is even better if the service provider has received the Qualibat qualification from the Confederation of Crafts and Small Building Companies or CAPEB.
Also ask him for the contacts of some former clients. Here is also a very effective way to learn about the experience and professionalism of the craftsman. Otherwise, failing that, you can always go to the specialized forums. You will very quickly be fixed about the seriousness or not of the service providers that interest you.
Regarding the company, ask for its Siret number, as well as its full physical address. Also make sure that the company is not in liquidation or bankruptcy by going to Infogreffe.
Otherwise, in the event of an emergency repair, during telephone contact, a good plumber must be able to identify your problems and thus propose the appropriate solution. To this end, even before he comes to your home, the professional should already give you a small estimate of his service. And once he is at your home, he should normally have the necessary tools and materials, not to mention any common spare parts for the repair, or for troubleshooting to be possible. Once the work is finished, the professional will give you an invoice for his intervention in good and due form.