In order to ensure that you are embarking on a successful working relationship with a plumber, it is essential to ensure that they are able to provide satisfactory references or testimonials from previous clients. This is an excellent indication of their skill level and honesty in relation to their work and allows for the home owner to have a certain sense of reassurance in relation to the plumbing work which is required. It is also advisable that you inquire as to whether or not it is possible to speak to the plumber's previous clients as to whether or not they would recommend the plumber. Of course, this is an excellent indication of the plumber's skill level and if he is able to provide an excellent service to his or her client's. It is important to remember that you really do need to be wary of any plumber who refuses to provide you with contact details of previous clients as this will most certainly mean that they have something to hide and they probably are not as honest or reliable as they like to claim.
As is the case in many different service industries, not just plumbing, there are many rogue traders who unable to complete work to the high standard which they like to claim. It is therefore essential to ascertain whether or not the plumber has the experience required to finish any work to an exceptional standard. It is important to remember that ideally you should be seeking out an independent plumber who possesses decades of experience and avoid large companies who will simply see you as another customer to make money out of. By deciding to embark on a working relationship with an independent plumber you can be be assured that they will treat you as an individual and will undertake specified work to a high standard.