Plumbing is an essential part of your everyday life. When you call a plumber to clean your drains, fix your water heater or install a water softener, you’d expect the assurance of getting the job done right. While reading reviews and considering the company’s history can help, the main thing to look for is a plumbing license.
Only a few states — Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, Pennsylvania and Wyoming — don’t issue plumbing licenses at the state level. Instead, they use city and county groups to offer oversight and licensing. While the exact requirements to secure a plumbing license vary by region, you can rest assured that hiring a licensed professional is the best way to minimize the risk of mediocre workmanship, deception and health issues.
Here’s a summary of what it takes to become a licensed plumber:
Plumbers can receive multiple licenses and certifications based on their training and experience. These vary by location, and not all are offered in every state, but the most familiar plumbing licenses and certifications include:
Using an unlicensed plumber for the job may save you a few dollars up front, but that’s where the benefits stop. Don’t risk it — only work with a licensed expert, regardless of the job size, to ensure all the perks of professional experience:
At Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing, we go above and beyond to deliver the best plumbing services to our communities across North America. First, we are licensed, insured and ACE-certified. What’s more, everything we do is backed by our 100% satisfaction guarantee. To schedule reliable plumbing services in your area, please contact a Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing office near you today!
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