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How to Spot A Dodgy Tradie

Hello Plumbing is your trusted Sydney plumber, always here to provide valuable advice. To help you avoid being taken advantage of and ripped off by dishonest trades people read on:


Check Their Licensing

Before commencing any plumbing work always ask for the tradie to supply you with their official company and/or personal licenses so that you know they are a registered professional. You should also ask if their company holds a minimum $20 million liability insurance policy.


Request Certification

If you are requiring services such as gas fitting or repairs be sure to ask the trades person for relevant compliance certification to demonstrate they can carry out this kind of work.


Ask For A Written Plumbing Quote

Prior to a plumber beginning your service, ensure that you have a written quote stating the work that will be carried out. This provides you with proof of what is being promised.



NEVER pay more than a 10% deposit before your plumbing services are carried out and DO NOT pay in cash. This will enable a trackable payment exchange should anything go awry. Be sure to also ask for a receipt of service!


Google Reviews

Check your tradie’s Google Reviews and do a thorough search to see how they fair against their competition. Hello Plumbing is proud to average a Google rating of 4.9* from 300 reviews and since 2018 we have been a three times finalist and twice winner of the Local Business Awards – recognised as a team of plumbers that ALWAYS goes above and beyond to provide an exceptional customer service experience.


The Professionalism To Expect

Trust your gut when the trades person arrives at your home or business. You can sense the level of professionalism to expect from your plumbing expert. For example, if they’re bad mouthing a competitor in front of you that is not a good sign! Their work should speak for themselves.


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