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7th November 2017

5 Tips To Hiring A Domestic Plumbing Service On A Budget

Plumbing emergencies can be extremely troublesome and annoying. Although there isn’t a dearth of plumbing services that promise to provide stellar services, the ones worth hiring are few and far between. A plumber is responsible for performing repair work on some of the most important areas in a home such as the bathroom, faucet, and water. Therefore, it is essential for you to hire the right plumbing service. Without straying away from the topic any further, here are 5 tips to hiring a domestic plumbing service on a budget.

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Tip 1: Check their license

It is necessary for the plumbers in numerous states to hold licenses; they need to be certified by the state. If you belong to a state where licensing is not important for plumbers, you should check to see if the plumber you are planning to hire has a history of formal complaints filed against him. Doing this considerably lowers your risk of hiring an inexperienced plumber.

Tip 2: How should you deal with the costs?

It is of paramount importance for you to hire smartly. Therefore, before hiring a plumber, it is essential for you to examine the problem first. If you can identify the scope of your project, you will have a better idea of what professional you will need to hire. The plumber you intend to hire must be able to come up with an accurate estimate. It is also advisable for you to ask for an estimate in person. However, before settling on a plumber, you need to get a minimum of three estimates to be aware of the best deal. You should know that a licensed, skilled plumber will charge more than an unlicensed plumber. Therefore, there may be times where you may just need to shell out big bucks to get the problem fixed the first time around.

Tip 3: Insurance

You must only proceed to hire plumbers that are insured. It is even better if they are bonded as well. Why is insurance important? Well, it protects both you and the plumber in case of an unfortunate accident that puts both of you in harm’s way.

Tip 4: Experience

This one is a no-brainer really. You should hire an experienced plumber to fix the problems in your home. The more experience they have in the field, the better track record they have of providing quality service. Let´s be honest here—experience is a plumber´s best ally. You should hire the services of an experienced plumber in order to increase the chances of getting the problems fixed the first time around. You wouldn’t want to face the same, niggling problems again and again, would you?  

Tip 5: Check to see if the plumbers have warranties

If the plumbers are confident in their work, they should be able to provide warranties on their work and parts, right? There are warranties that even cover the plumber’s work for up to a year. However, if the plumber refuses to guarantee his work, it is best to stay away from his services.

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Prestige Luxury Christmas Hampers

When I was little, my mum and dad made Christmas really magical for me. That’s probably the reason I’m now a little bit obsessed with The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year!
One part of Christmas that stands out for me was sitting watching my mum unpacking one of those huge food hampers. She’d pay a little every week for the hamper as well as other goodies like boxes of sweets and chocolates.
It was so exciting to see what was going to come out of the box next. When Prestige Hampers offered to send me one of their gorgeous luxury Christmas hampers, I felt that same excitement. I couldn’t wait for it to arrive!

Prestige Christmas Hampers

It was like getting an early Christmas present when Ant brought the box to me. I couldn’t wait to open it to see what was inside 🙂 It came presented in a lovely wicker basket that I’m going to keep and use to store our goodies in for our Christmas trolley.

Wicker basket from Prestige Hampers Luxury Christmas hampers

There’s something for everyone in this hamper and we’re all now eagerly waiting for Christmas to hurry up so we can tuck in!

Prestige hampers luxury Christmas hamper including pralines, Christmas cake, Yorkshire crisps and Christmas pudding

Second layer of the Prestige Hampers luxury Christmas hamper


Wine and Chocolates, Biscuits and Snacks

The Chardonnay, Shiraz and bar of dark chocolate have gone to Ant. He’s not saving them until Christmas either!

We’re all going to share the box of pralines and everyone wants to try the Yorkshire crisps 🙂

Luxury hamper contents

Christmas Cake & Pudding

Ella’s the only one who really likes Christmas pudding so she’s having the one in the hamper. The Christmas cake is being saved for the annual family get together.
We have a party so everyone can exchange their gifts. Our family live all over the place so it’s easier and cheaper to have a get together to exchange the presents than it is to post them all.

Christmas preserves


I’m looking forward to trying the Christmas preserve with mulled wine and the Christmas marmalade with cranberries.

I’ve been looking at all the Christmas hampers on the site and I have to say, they have a wonderful selection. I’m sure you’d be able to find something for even the pickiest person.

Luxury hamper contents


Thank you to Prestige Hampers for our lovely gift 🙂


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