Finding a reliable, professional plumber can be something of a lottery.  You want someone who turns up when they say they will, who does the job they were hired to do, in the time frame agreed. 

Unfortunately, anyone in the UK can call themselves a plumber, even if they have absolutely no qualifications in the trade. It’s also true that having qualifications and experience doesn’t mean the person cares about their work.

The simple truth is most of us have had dreadful experiences with plumbers.

When contacting plumbers, ask for reviews, or search online.  If a plumber is reputable and recommended, they are the ones you should be looking to hire.

Plumbing regulations change, so look for a plumber that is up to date with all the latest changes.  Ensure that they have valid insurance so if anything goes wrong whilst working at your home or after they have finished, you are covered.