Tips of hiring a licensed plumber

by | Nov 15, 2013 | Plumbing

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There are many small plumbing tasks that can be done by most homeowners; unclogging a sink or replacing a washer in a dripping faucet are not that difficult and do not require any special tools. This may not be the case however when you are faced with a large plumbing in Clayton job. Normally if you are left scratching your head and wondering where to start, the best place to start is hiring a licensed plumber to do the job right and in complete accordance with the local building codes and regulations.

If you have not had to hire a plumber before, there are a few little things to take into account, firstly don’t panic, take your time and do a bit of research.

State contractors boards have been set up to oversee the licensing of contractors, this includes plumbers and electricians. These boards have been set up to make sure that the contractors who apply for recognition can do their jobs professionally and safe so that public welfare is maintained. The boards are easy to find and an ideal source for finding names of plumbers which are licensed.

These boards can provide you with the licensing status of any contractor in the state; this includes general contractors as well as electrical and plumbing in Clayton. If the project that you have in mind is one where a permit will be required then you are well advised to check with the contractor board. Some states have put all this information online, it may be worth checking the internet first.

To get a license a plumber obviously has to know his stuff, but there are other benefits. Having a license means the plumber will be insured, he will carry liability insurance and workers comp for his employees. Liability insurance will pay for any damage that is caused to your home. As plumbers work with water lines as well as gas lines and sewers, not to mention the various appliances such as hot water heaters it is important to know that the work will be done with safety in mind and that your plumber is doing all the work in strict compliance with the codes.

Hiring an unlicensed plumber may appear less costly when you are first given a price but more often than not this move ends up costing you more in the long run.

If you need plumbing in Clayton done, regardless of the size or complexity of the job, you are invited to contact Absolute Plumbing, Rooter & Renovation.


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