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Plumbing Services Tips in Sydney – Signs You are Being Ripped Off by a Contractor

We’ve all heard of stories about people who got scammed by their contractors. If you’re wary of getting ripped off by questionable plumbers in Sydney, here are some signs that will help you avoid them.

1164881.large The use of scare tactics

Stay away from plumbers who focus on the problem rather on the solution. A contractor who leads with scare tactics instead of providing you with real options to solve your problems is likely to be only after sealing the deal.

Providing quotes only verbally

Be sure to secure quotes in black and white from a contractor. A contractor who provides written estimate that shows complete details of the work is clearly someone who places great value on professionalism. On the other hand, a plumber who takes a quick look at the project and instantly comes up with a figure without letting you know the how’s and why’s should be avoided.

A contractor who asks for upfront payment

A legitimate, professional and reliable Sydney plumbing contractor sees to it that they do the job first and that you are satisfied before asking for any payments. Avoid paying any amount even before the project has started.

Causing intentional damages

Many fly-by-night plumbers intentionally cause damage in order to offer you additional repairs. That’s why before calling any contractor, be sure to thoroughly inspect the damaged part of your plumbing system and take note of every detail that you come across with. Also, make a point of having the contractor explain to you in detail how the repairs are going to go.

No warranty provided

Be sure to go over everything written in the contract, even the fine print. One of the important things you need to be looking for is the mention of warranty. If the contractor has left it out, point it out to them. Professional contractors who provide some kind of guarantee are confident about the quality of their work that they are willing to provide further work for any damages within a specified period.

By following the tips above, you can avoid dubious contractors who are only out to get your money.

For further information and for reliable plumbing services in Sydney, call GF James Plumbing on 02 9649 1099 today.

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Geoff grew up in Berala near Lidcombe in Sydney and attended Birrong Boys High School where he finished his Year 10 school certificate. Geoff was encouraged by his uncle to consider plumbing as he had done a bit of plumbing work on weekends during his school years. DJ Childs Plumbing in Canterbury offered him a plumbing apprenticeship and he spent most of his time working on plumbing maintenance and new roofs on commercial sites. Geoff on Google+.