Why Using an Experienced Plumber Is Important

When looking for a Plumber Melbourne, many of us tend to choose someone we have been recommended or look for an advert in the services section of our local newspaper. This can lead you to choose someone almost randomly, and most of us do not tend to ask about experience. However, the experience is one of the most important aspects when choosing a plumber to come into your home to do a job.

There are lots of plumbers and plumbing companies to choose from; many of them are highly skilled professionals. It is very important to find out how much experience a plumber has, and there are a lot of benefits to having an experienced plumber working for you.

Quality of Equipment

In many cases, plumbing equipment can be quite expensive, one of the main reasons many of us do not own this equipment. An experienced plumber will have collected a lot of specialized tools and equipment over the years from dealing with many different types of plumbing work.

Training and License

Most plumbers around will have had some level of training although fully licensed plumbers will most definitely have had more training to gain the necessary license. Training comes in different forms, from technical colleges to on-site apprenticeships.

To become a fully licensed plumber takes years, and that shows you the person or company has a serious dedication to their craft. Additionally, if the plumber or plumbing company has a license, this is confirmation that they will be fully insured giving you more peace of mind and showing that they have a lot of experience.

Faster work

This is very important. Many property owners go for an inexperienced plumber because of the cheap hourly rate. That is okay, but it takes inexperienced plumbers a lot longer to diagnose a problem and then to fix it. If the plumber does not know where to look or unsure where to start, that cheap hourly rate can add up quickly. Experienced plumbers will know how to locate the problem and will probably fix it a lot quicker, which could cost you less in the long run.


One of the main advantages of using an experienced plumber is that you are sure that they have probably come across your type of plumbing problem before. This means that no matter how complicated or difficult the problem is, you can be sure they will stay until the job is completed.

Only experience plumbing companies and plumbers can offer this. Many property owners have suffered from using inexperienced plumbers only to find out that the plumbers are unable to complete the jobs.

Unfortunately, this is usually discovered after the bill has been paid. This can result in having to look for another more experienced plumber to fix the problem and just hope that the problem has not been made worse by the inexperienced technician.

Cleanliness of Technicians

This is a major issue for many homeowners, yet most are not aware until it is too late. Experienced plumbers know how to locate plumbing issues and fix them without causing some damage that needs to be cleaned or fixed.

Plumbing companies have a set of procedures to follow to make sure that work is completed with the least amount of disturbance to the property and to leave the work area clean when they have completed the job. This comes with years of experience.

This seems like a small issue, but we have witnessed the aftermath of inexperienced plumber’s work, including water damage to the floor and holes left in walls after the work is completed.


As you can see, hiring an experienced Altona plumber takes away many unnecessary risks associated with plumbing issues. Asking the right questions and a little research can quickly give you an idea as to who you are dealing with and whether you can trust this person to do the job properly.

The result will be finding an experienced plumber who can quickly identify the plumbing problems, have the correct equipment to fix them, and leave your home as it was while also providing you with good value for money.

About Us

NLK Plumbing has built a reputation for high standards and customer service in the residential and commercial plumbing services. We are a family-owned business and have been in operation for over 30 years.

Have a plumbing emergency Melbourne? Whatever the plumbing needs are, be it blocked drains Melbourne or hot water installation Melbourne, NLK Plumbing can fix any plumbing issue quickly and efficiently.

Our goal is to meet the plumbing needs of Melbourne homeowners and businesses and keep customer service and satisfaction the number one priority. We provide quick response and reasonable estimates. When you are looking for reputable Melbourne plumber, submit a quote online or call directly.

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