Rogue plumbing emergency traders

Is it fair to say that there are lots of rogue traders that operate under the guise of an "emergency plumber"? I ask because I was a victim of a rogue plumber myself.

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My diffination of a rouge trader is a tradesman with no knowledge of his trade Whatsoever, Emergency or a non Emergency, Most tradesman is 90-95% ebetable of trade. Plumber/Electrictain who dose not have an up-to-date NECI OR GAS SAFE does not mean he or she is not worthy of his trade, As a builder of 35year experiance I have come across guys who has these paper work and there's still no guarantee.
I think it's down to the amount of his or her experiance.
There are 45, 50year old tradesman that nolonger on the tools but has the wealth of experience to do the job. Its a consumers lottery to find that 100% tradesman,and that's at the ones top of their game.
The other end of the scale is the real cowboys with limited or little experiance. A 4year old trained man with qualifications & certificate can also gurantee your rouge trader.
12th Aug 2017
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Weaves Interiors & Outdoors
37 Reviews, 95% Positive
Yes you are right. We come across it all the while in all aspects of trades and is not fare on the genuine tradesman that pays his liability insurance which is also built in with the cost when quoting for jobs. However we sometimes lose jobs because consumers buy on price ad then complain when they cant get the rogue tradesman back. Buy cheap, pay twice.
5th Aug 2017
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Avaneo LLP
2 Reviews, 100% Positive
It's not fair to say that at all. Most of the plumbers I know who provide emergency plumbing or operate "out of hours" are genuine and very decent. Providing more information about the situation would be beneficial.
20th Jul 2017
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Anthony Rose
110 Reviews, 98% Positive
It's hard to answer as I don't follow rogue plumbers but what I can say to help answers your questions is Prevention is better then cure! I'm a emergency plumber and have been for several years. I'm on a national plumbing list and also I'm a WRAS approved plumber there for I know the correct way to run pipes and meet building and local authorities regulations.

Try and check your plumber or company you are using has these.

27th Aug 2017
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There are many rogue traders across all the disciplines, I work closely with a select group of tradesmen and women who have proved there worth and are qualified in their repective trades. i only use those whose work i have seen and have been recommended by consumers and business contacts.
If you are in doubt always ask to see a Blue CSCS card, these are given to qualified trades people only. Also ask for proof of public liability. Do a little research into the person or company you are thinking of having work done by.
29th Jul 2017
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I personally wouldn't say there are lots of rogue traders, however as in most industries you will find the odd trader who will not do their job as it should be done and therefore give others a bad reputation because of their actions but i haven't come across any, so would say that if there is, there'll be a minimal amount.
23rd Aug 2017
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sole trader
0 Reviews
yes because they aren't crystal clear about their charges and then they demand a call out charge if you don't give them any work
29th Oct 2017
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In The City Decorators Ltd
27 Reviews, 96% Positive
There are rogues in all warms of life, even sometimes customers, ask to see reviews.
That's where sites like this come in.
30th Aug 2017
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Jj Plumbing and Electrics
1 Reviews, 100% Positive
Yes there are as it is in any profession. Certificate is not required for anyone to operate as a plumber by law. So that's what makes it difficult to know qualified plumbers from unqualified ones. Always ask to see ID.
23rd Nov 2017
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Ub services ltd
2 Reviews, 100% Positive
Sorry to hear that, was he rogue because he over charge you or did he completely do s bodged job
23rd Dec 2017
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P T H Plumbing
0 Reviews
I think there are a few, I would always go for a local plumber who has qualifications that can be checked. The trouble with the big regional companies is that they do not vet there contractors well.
16th Jan 2018
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Pipe Dreams Services Ltd
1 Reviews, 100% Positive
I think most tradesmen are genuine but there is a small element that are not. I think you are unlucky if you get a rogue tradesmen
31st Mar 2019
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Yes sorry to say, but also in absolutely everything else.
10th Jul 2019
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