How to hire a plumber
Today we are going to talk about the best way to hire a plumber.
Hiring a plumber into your business
When it comes to hiring a plumber in your construction business there are some important things to take into consideration.
How much plumbing work do you have?
Do you have enough work to engage the plumber full time or not?
This will determine the budget you need in the business. This all comes down to sales and cashflow.
What is the annual turnover of your business?. You will need a bear minimum of $1 million dollars, as engaging a plumber is costly. They normally make $100,000 per year themselves. Which is 10% of your turnover.
In Australia you will need to take into account all the relevant laws in superannuation, work health and safety laws when considering hiring a plumber
Understanding the tradies mind will go along way to knowing who the best person for the job is.
As a business owner, sometimes its easy to forget that other people like plumbing tradesman actually think differently to you or us.
A plumber is one of those people who are always needed instantly somewhere, kind of like the Doctor of the toilet systems. The poo expert if you like.
If you are looking to get one on board, then think about the process of talking to them.
- What they are like interacting with potential clients is important to your business and cash flow?
- Do you want a plumber who presents really well but doesnt know his trade very well?
- Do you want someone who is brilliant at his trade but not good and customer interaction?
You will always find a mixture of these types of characters in the trade. Due consideration in the planning stages of HR need to put into place to identify these character traits. Working with the right HR company is also important. Thats where we fit. We work with a specific group of businesses and companies that don’t have the time to look for their new employees or contractors. We can sit down with you and create the right strategy for you and your business.
Contracting the plumber of employing them.
When considering your plumber there are 2 options on the table.
Contracting a plumber company is often the better way to go, as it places the insurance warranty on the plumber themselves. This can be a major benefit in finding a good plumber as they will most of the time do an excellent job as their name is directly on the job.
Employing a plumber can have its issues as you may have someone on board who has a lazy attitude and if something goes wrong then you have to fit the bill.
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How to hire a plumber to do project on your house
So you may not be looking to hire a plumber in your business, but you are looking for someone as a home owner.
This is just a short article to think about the things you should be aware of when hiring a plumber.
Lets say you have a blocked toilet, you want a plumber straight away, but alas plumbers are often on calls similar to yours. Allow half hour or more before they can get to you.
Thinking of bathroom remodelling. You may like to contract a plumbing company to handle this for you. After all you will need a plumber for part of the remodelling anyway.
- Set yourself a budget.
- Set a theme
- Visit tiling and shower shops