Unfortunately, something has gone wrong with your plumbing and you need to fix it as soon as possible. So, what do you do? Do you tackle it yourself or look for a reputable plumber?

If you are a dab hand with the old DIY, you can have a go. Plumbing isn’t that difficult, is it? Or you can be sensible and hire someone who really knows what they are doing.

It will probably save you time and money in the long run. The question is, who to hire? Which plumber? We at Alstonville Plumbing & Gasfitting would like to give you some tips on finding a reputable professional plumber in Lismore.

The internet will give you plenty of scope when you search for a plumber. There is probably pages of them, so how do you narrow down the field?

Short List

You could go for a small one-man outfit. They always seem to be friendlier that some of the bigger firms. The trouble is: is that plumber busy right now? Does he have time to fit you in? How long are you going to have to wait until he can come around to fix your problem? Will he have the right equipment?

There is also the worry that he’s just a handyman and isn’t really a qualified plumber. So, what should you look for?


Look for a firm that has been in the business a long time. It doesn’t have to be big, just a company that can show long service in the industry and stability.


Any company that has been operating in the same local area for years has to have a reputation of some kind, good or bad. Obviously, you aren’t going to go with a company that has a bad reputation, so how can you tell? Word of mouth references are the best way to sort them out. Friends, family, and neighbours will soon be willing to tell you about good and bad tradesmen. Satisfied customers are always willing to pass on the news of a good plumber in Lismore or anywhere else.


If you don’t know, find out what qualifications a plumber needs and then ask for them. All plumbers have to serve an apprenticeship and pass exams to become licensed. Make sure that whoever turns up on your doorstep has the proper qualifications to handle the job.


Although it is the first thing you think of, leave that until last. You can compare prices once you have found some candidates for the work.

Our Reputation

At Alstonville Plumbing & Gasfitting we will match our reputation with anyone else in the trade. We offer, and have always offered, quality, efficiency, and affordability, so if you need a plumber in Lismore, why not consider us first? Whatever your problem, day or night, get in contact with us.

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