I arranged for one of our scuseme plumbers and heating engineers to come and repair a dripping tap and carry out an annual check of our central heating system, which can be temperamental in the winter when there is more demand on its use. And with my family visiting this Christmas I don’t want any problems. I know that in Cambridge arctic conditions are a rarity, but even a short spell of bad weather can cause major problems, so it is better to be prepared. You don’t want to end up like All Bar One in Cambridge, flooding just weeks before Christmas. (more…)
With so much information out there it may seem that you are spoilt for choice, but make the wrong choice and you could end up with a ‘cowboy’. You have to trust the information that is provided. So ask the right questions, follow these instructions and you will find the right plumber: someone who is a trusted, local and recommended expert in the Cambridge area.
Try to get at least three different quotes. Don’t use a plumber who gives you an over the phone quote. A good plumber will need to see the job to provide an accurate quote, and you need to meet them.
Find a plumber who is local. This may help reduce the hidden costs of travel (which can mount up given Cambridge’s traffic congestion). Previous local clients may also be willing to show you their work.
Testimonials & Referrals
Select plumbers who have customers prepared to give testimonials and referrals, and may be prepared to speak to you. Ask if they have a portfolio or website so you can see a range of their abilities.
Punctual, Polite and Professional
Will they respect your home and look after your property e.g. protecting surfaces, removing their shoes or providing protective covers. Ask yourself: “Would I want to offer them a cup of tea?”
Professional Qualifications & insurance
Any plumber must be licensed and carry full insurance. If they are going to work on your boiler they must be Gas Safe registered and display their identification card. (By the way, Corgi registration is no longer used).
Identify the Problem
Make sure that the plumber clearly explains the problem and the solution to you and find out if they have first-hand experience of carrying out the task.
Price & Guarantees
Get everything in writing before starting a job. Find out about your guarantees on the work, the schedule, and agree exactly how payment can be made. Insist that any changes to the quote are always agreed in advance.
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There’s nothing worse than your best Christmas plans going wrong. A broken cooker, leaking roof, no central heating – it’s the last thing you need at the best time of the year.
But there’s one man who really can’t afford for things to go wrong at Christmas. A man who can’t fail in his mission to deliver presents the world over. At some point on Christmas Eve he’ll be flying over Cambridge but don’t worry Santa – scuseme has you covered!
Just like Santa and his elves, we’ve been busy all year. We’ve put together a great team of recommended local traders in the Cambridge area. We know they can be trusted to meet your needs and care about their customers – because we’ve checked them out. (more…)