3 Reasons Why Only a Licensed Plumber Should Work On Your Pipes

With an all-time high unemployment rate, more people see the plumbing industry as an easy one to enter - often without the required training and qualifications. Google can answer any question, provided you do the right search and find the correct answer from a reliable source. Unfortunately, plumbing is not really that easy. Some sources make pipe insulation seem as easy as artful gift wrapping, which simply is not the case. Unlike arts, crafts and even some more complex DIY projects, plumbing is a mechanical process that involves sanitation considerations, as well as city and state laws, which is why you should consider hiring a City of Toronto licensed plumber instead.

What is a City of Toronto Licensed Plumber?

Whenever you have a plumbing issue, or even if you just want to install new plumbing for a home remodel, it is imperative to hire a licensed plumber. Many people think that anyone can get a license to work in the city, but that is not true. In order to achieve a plumbing license certification, you must:

● meet the state's education requirements and credentials;
● take and pass the exam;
● be legally permitted to provide plumbing services in the State.

Once licensed, you have to ensure that you meet the requirements of the licensing entity at all times, or face being held liable for any violations of the state laws.

Risks of Not Hiring a Licensed Plumber

Of course, you can choose to hire any plumber you wish, but you must be prepared to face the consequences. Many homeowners think that there's not much difference between a licensed plumber and a jack-of-all-trades. However, they have not seen our job cards and witnessed the massive problems we have been called to fix after an unqualified and unlicensed person attempted something that is out of their scope of abilities.

So by hiring a licensed plumber from Anta Plumbing, you can rest assured that:

Expertise is guaranteed - Only a licensed plumber has the required work experience to correctly diagnose your plumbing issues. The licensing authority prescribes the amount of work experience required before a license is awarded.

You you save money. Licensed plumbers are consummate professionals who not only recommend the most cost-efficient quality products and parts, but they also install it expertly to ensure that you get years of use out of it. Since they do the work right the first time you don't have to pay for more call outs.

that there's no further damage. Water damage is a real risk with plumbing issues. Leaks and backups often result in water damage, particularly if unqualified plumbers are hired. A professional licensed plumber will know just how to stop leaks before too much damage occurs.

Don't make the mistake of thinking that a City of Toronto licensed plumber is more expensive than the local handyman. Of course, any jack-of-all-trades can undercut professional plumbing rates - that happens all the time. But when you consider the costs of hiring a licensed plumber to clean up the mess after the fact, it would be cheaper to just hire a professional City of Toronto licensed plumber from the outset.

Written by Tanya Klien

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