How to Choose a Good Mechanical Plumber: 6 Handy Tips

Plumbing emergencies can occur at any time. That’s why it’s crucial for you to have a mechanical plumber on speed dial for such eventualities.

Even so, having a mechanical plumber on stand-by shouldn’t be viewed as a reactive strategy, but rather a proactive one. Here’s why: mechanical plumbers ensure that the mechanical aspects of your plumbing systems are operating optimally. Also, they conduct regular plumbing maintenance on your systems to identify potential problems early on before they escalate.

To enjoy these benefits you’ll need the best mechanical plumber for the job. And given the multiple plumbing companies Melbourne has, singling one out can be a daunting task. That’s why we’re here! Let us guide you in picking the right mechanical plumbing services for your needs.

1.    Check Credentials

Hiring a skilled and qualified plumber is the first step. Check into the plumber’s credentials. Does the plumber have the right qualifications, experience and skillset to handle different mechanical plumbing tasks?

Find out if the plumbers are certified with the relevant governing authorities. Certified and registered plumbers are qualified and accountable under these relevant governing bodies, as they must abide by the laws, otherwise, they will face penalties.

2.    Check Area of Expertise

Mechanical plumbing is diverse. Aspects covered include anything from sewerage, backflow testing and prevention, gas fitting to roofing repairs and much more. Before hiring a mechanical plumber, ascertain their field of speciality and pick according to your needs for the best outcome.

At Banjo Nominees, we specialise in the testing and maintenance of thermostatic mixing valves and backflow prevention valves.

3.    Check Reputation

Naturally, every plumber wants to be viewed as the best in the business. But rather than relying on verbal claims, do your own due diligence and research to ascertain their reputation.

Reading online reviews and talking to people who have previously used the plumber’s services is a good place to start. Is the feedback favourable? Focus on what past clients have to say about the plumber’s professionalism, responsiveness and communication skills on which we’ll elaborate below:

  • Responsiveness: How quickly does the plumber respond to emergencies? A highly responsive plumber should respond to your request, conduct a quick diagnosis and provide a detailed proposal in 24 hours. Banjo Nominees licensed technicians are available on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Communication: The right mechanical plumber will always keep you in the loop regarding work to be done, equipment needed, billing information and future maintenance required. A professional plumber will ask you about your preferred mode of communication. Is it email, text or phone calls?
  • Professionalism: Does the plumber deliver on promises or stick to deadlines? Are they courteous and polite? Picking a highly professional plumbing contractor is in your best interests. Remember that you’re likely to have an ongoing relationship with this plumber, so pick one that will be a joy to work with in the long run.

4.    Cost-Effective

Of course, you want a mechanical plumber whose services you can afford. Don’t hire the first mechanical plumber you see. They may be overcharging you. Get several cost estimates from different plumbers and then pick the plumber who offers you value for your money without forcing you to break your budget.

5.    Repair Plans

As mentioned, plumbing issues are rarely a once-off affair and it always pays to be proactive. Find out what kind of repair and maintenance plans the plumber offers. For example, hire a mechanical plumber who conducts routine inspections in the form of preventative maintenance. This way any future plumbing problems are identified before they escalate, saving you thousands in repair costs in the future.

At the end of the day, you want a mechanical plumber who has your best interests at heart. So, hire a plumber who prioritises you in all aspects. The right plumber should listen to you, offer sound advice and give you a detailed action plan.

At Banjo Nominees, our customers always come first. We are here to provide you with comprehensive mechanical plumbing solutions and keep you updated every step of the way.

Do you need help with backflow testing or general site maintenance? No task is too big or small for us. With decades of experience in mechanical plumbing, expect nothing short of service par excellence.

Best of all, we offer our services to residents across Melbourne. So, don’t hesitate to give us a call. Our skilled contractors will be there in no time. For all your commercial and industrial plumbing maintenance services in Melbourne, call us on 03 9397 1111.