If your tooth was broken, you’d go to a dentist. Similarly, if your car broke down and you aren’t a mechanic, you’d make a botch job of trying to fix it yourself. The same applies to plumbing. If something’s leaking, flooding or endlessly running you need to call in professional plumbers or, face a costly mistake.
Why professional plumbers?
You may be handy when it comes to everyday DIY, but how good are your eyes? For instance, how good are they at seeing around dark bends at funny angles and detecting future problems with pipes that are close to bursting?
Plumbers, on the other hand, can see these things very well. While they might not have better vision than us, they do carry with them a range of professional tools such as specialist camera equipment that can travel up the thinnest pipes to take pictures.
Just as your dentist has a drill and that funny tasting mouthwash, plumbers carry specialist equipment, and they’re not afraid to use it. So, rather than you whacking a pipe with a hammer and hoping for the best, a plumber is more likely to use their copper crimp or faucet tool.
Prevention is part of plumbing
Despite being like one of the emergency services, a great deal of work undertaken by plumbers involves preventing future problems. While you might think you only need a plumber when the kitchen floods or the tap doesn’t shut off, plumbers will identify small, potential problems and stop them from becoming large (and expensive) ones.
Whereas you might be tempted to wade in and fix a problem, plumbers understand pipes and know how to treat them. They will also, for instance, think through a job before rushing in and protect areas with cloths and buckets before making any repairs.
Plumbers know their stuff
Just like your dentist, plumbers need to undergo specific training and lengthy on-the-job skills training before they can call themselves a plumber. For instance, there are particular qualifications and certificates that plumbers need to become members of the Master Plumbers. As a member, all the work that Turfrey undertakes comes with a guarantee. So assured are the Master Plumbers of Turfrey’s high standard of work that they can safely guarantee customers against substandard quality and loss of payment. Having the assurance that trusted professionals fix your plumbing problem is worth its weight in gold.
Plumbers can also install and maintain
Yes, plumbers are very handy in emergencies, but they are also useful when it comes to things like installing gas water heating. Trying your hand at gas heating installation is not advisable. A qualified installer has undertaken specialist training that allows them to install, fix and maintain your hot water system regularly.
Turfrey also offers a water filtration and treatment service where they will install, repair and maintain systems. Don’t ignore the importance of a robust filtration system– it can make the difference to your health by improving the quality of rainwater, bore, river, damn and mains water.
The water filtration systems that plumbers like Turfrey can install eliminates 99.9% of bacteria and parasites in your water supply as well as removing silt, sludge, rust and coarse particles.
Using professional plumbers saves you money
While you might be tempted to fix a plumbing job or call in good old Uncle Colin, it’s worth remembering that there is a reason why plumbers exist. Just like your teeth and the dentist, if you do things on the cheap or choose the inexperienced or unqualified, it is only a matter of time before there are bigger and uglier issues.
While you might get away without using plumbers for a while, in most instances, if a job needed a plumber in the first place you can bet your life that it’s going to need one later on. Moreover, by which time the problem has got bigger and yes, a whole heap more expensive.
When it comes to saving money, it makes sense to pay for a professional in the first place rather than use a cowboy without any guarantees or Master Plumber membership.
How to find a good plumber in your area
Want to make sure you choose the right person for your plumbing job? You can search online for local plumbers or use Google My Business. These search results will show you whether a plumber is a member of the Master Plumbers.
Turfrey provides professional plumbing, gas fitting, roofing, heating, retail and drainage solutions in New Zealand, in particular, in the Hawkes Bay, Manawatu, Waikato and Wellington areas.
With over 40 years of experience in the trade, Turfrey has a team of emergency and maintenance plumbers who are qualified to deal with all plumbing issues whether they involve residential, commercial or industrial properties. They also offer specialist services to new homes, property management companies, motels, hotels and industrial factories.
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