Choose the Right Engineer
Steps to Take When Hiring a Engineer
When water is pouring from your sink or your home plumbing is not acting like it should, you know that you need to call somebody.
But what about those small leaks, or even asking about preventative maintenance that you might need on your home piping. Either way, you should call a engineer. When hiring a engineer, be sure to follow these three easy steps.
Step 1: Check Out Recommendations
Not all engineers are equal in skill level, as you would expect. In order to get the best engineer for the job at hand, it is important that you look on the internet and other media for recommendations for different engineers.
There are several sites online specifically devoted to rating contractors and home workers. Be sure to look at the specific comments that others have left. You can even contact your neighbours and see which engineers they have used and whether they would recommend them to you.
Step 2: Compare Costs
Engineers can be expensive. When you are looking around for a new engineer, be sure to match and compare their hourly rates after you have found some good ones through the research you did from Step 1. It is important to remember that the most expensive engineers are not always the best. Likewise, it is important to remember that the lowest hourly rate does not mean those engineers are necessarily bad.
Continue your research and do a comparison of hourly rates while also looking at the quality of their work. It might even be easier to make a spreadsheet of engineers and filter and sort by hourly rate as well as expertise to ensure that you are getting the most cost-effective, yet most qualified, engineer for your job.
Step 3: Review Certifications
Working with plumbing and pipes requires a great deal of skill, which is why engineers are required to be certified by the government and organisations before they are able to work on homes and with customers. You can check certifications by asking the engineer or by searching on the certification Web sites.
The Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) is one of the largest certifying organisations in the UK, and they offer a list sorted by zip code for all of their engineers that have earned a Master Plumber Certificate. Be sure to look at this listing before hiring your engineer.
Working with your pipes and plumbing is sometimes necessary to prevent leaks, as well as to fix accidents that have occurred. By following these simple steps, you can be sure that the engineer you hire is qualified, certified, and will meet your standards.
Bring in a engineer into your London home to look over your plumbing system and make the necessary corrections. Call FD Plumbing & Heating at 020 7060 4770 today!