DIY Emergency Plumbers V Professional Emergency Plumber
Martin Smith a fully qualified plumbing engineer explains what the difference can be between DIY emergency plumbers and a profession emergency plumber. Martin Smith has included the top 10 question and answers, whether you agree is this to be debated about.
Top answers to being DIY emergency plumbers
- How long does it take for a DIY Plumber to fit a stopcock?
- Do DIY Plumbers carry the correct tools?
- What experience does a Do it Yourself Plumber need?
- Does a Odd Job guy have to be qualified to do plumbing?
- What are the chances DIY emergency plumbers are going to do the job right?
- Should I use a DIY plumbing engineer or should I just get a professional?
- Can I work as a DIY plumber without qualifications?
- How much quicker does a professional plumber work, compared to DIY plumbers?
- How much do DIY emergency plumbers get paid?
- Is it worth qualifying to be a plumber or should I just stick to DIY?
How long does it take for a DIY Plumber to fit a stopcock?
To fit a stopcock for a general plumbing engineer it can take on average 30-minutes but if you are a non-professional then to fit a stopcock to the mains water inlet then on average it will take 3 times longer. This is to take into consideration, what tools are required and the materials available.
Do DIY Plumbers carry the correct tools?
Most DIY Plumbers will carry 2 pairs of old grip that look like they have come from the car boot sale, the screw driver set it most likely going to be the wrong size or rounded heads due to the amount of other different types of Do It Yourself Jobs from around the house. A hacksaw is most like going to be used rather than rounded cutter. So the answer to do DIY plumbers carry the correct tools will be “NO”.
What experience does a Do it Yourself Plumber need?
To be a DIY experienced plumber, you need to be with a plumbing engineer for at least a minimum of 2 year without going to collage or getting the qualifications.
Does a Odd Job guy have to be qualified to do plumbing?
To do plumbing there is no law to say to replace a tap washer or a stopcock you have to be qualified, so there answer to; does an odd job guy have to be qualified, then the answer is No
What are the chances DIY emergency plumbers are going to do the job right?
Most DIY jobs that are done are done without much experience, so when a DIY plumber does a job then there is more of a chance that the job is not going to be done correctly.
Should I use a DIY plumbing engineer or should I just get a professional?
If you want 12-months guarantee then it isa good idea that you get a profession emergency plumber to do the work that that on completion you have piece of mind and a report on the work that has been done although it is important that you use a reputable company.
Can I work as a DIY plumber without qualifications?
You can work as a DIY Plumber without qualifications as long as the job is done correctly due to the manufactures guarantee and the standard guarantee a plumber is suppose to give in the form of a receipt or an invoice.
How much quicker does a professional plumber work, compared to DIY plumbers?
A professional plumber will most likely work 3 times faster, due to the experience and more knowledge than DIY emergency plumbers. A plumber that has fitted a stopcock will fit it without much of a thought where if a DIY plumber fits a stopcock, it will take a lot longer due to the time it takes to look up instruction and to follow.
How much do DIY emergency plumbers get paid?
A DIY plumber is most likely going to charge on average £20 per hour, where a professional will charge on average £45 per hour. If you consider the amount of time it takes for DIY plumbers in comparison to a professional plumber, then you may find it cheaper to use the professional.
Is it worth qualifying to be a plumber or should I just stick to DIY?
When your a qualified plumber, as long as you can get the work in, then the wage in comparison to DIY emergency plumbers are far better. So if you are an apprentice trying to live on the bare minimum, then just think what you will earn in the future. A plumber will also be trust more in domestic and commercial house and will there for get more work.
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