There are three questions you should always ask before you hire a plumbing company or contractor:
1. Are they licensed?
2. Is their work insured?
3. What are the qualities of the materials they use?
Why Is A Plumbing License Important?
A plumber without a license is like a sink without a drain. A plumbing contractor should always be licensed to perform the job he is hired to do, whether by a business, homeowner or contracting company. Plumbing is a field that requires a certain knowledge of piping, piping materials, inputs and outputs, water pressure and flow pressure as well as a comprehensive knowledge of piping design.
To become a plumber, there are hours of study and a final licensing exam that can be as difficult as any legal or medical licensing exam. It is an important accreditation and verification of the plumber’s knowledge and experience in plumbing. It isn’t a good idea to hire a non-licensed plumber. Each time a plumber works on a job, the plumbing license acts as insurance of plumbing competency.
Is The Plumber’s Work Insured?
A licensed plumber is rarely unable to provide some type of insurance for the work performed. This is another important factor. Although most plumbing design is somewhat similar, not all facilities where plumbing work is performed is standard. This is usually the case when a new piping layout will be installed in a new structure. If any problems should arise due to faulty installation, the customer would naturally want some type of insurance to cover plumbing work. This is true of businesses as well as homeowners.
Checking The Quality Of Materials Used
Checking the quality of materials before you hire a plumber may be a bit tricky if the customer isn’t knowledgeable about the types of standard materials used. For instance, if a plumber will be replacing a new bathtub along with new bathtub fittings and piping, it may be a good idea to educate yourself about the general qualities of materials used for this. Foreknowledge is better than regret in hindsight when it comes to costly plumbing issues. This is particularly important in consideration of the newest types of materials available. Quality materials are the difference between durability and parts that need costly replacement.