What is a Plumbing License?
A plumbing license is basically a certificate that the plumber has sufficient education and training as well as legal permission to offer plumbing services in your state. It also means the plumber is responsible to the regulatory board that issues the license and can be held accountable for violating its rules.
How do You Get a Plumbing License?
In order to become a licensed plumber you must have a highly specialized skill set involving math, manual dexterity, and sharp problem solving abilities. Professional plumbers also spend thousands of hours working in apprenticeships, in order to learn the best methods and practices for dealing with all types of plumbing repairs and installations. After their apprenticeship they must:
-Pass a criminal background check
-Complete any additional required training
-Pass a licensing exam
-Show proof of commercial liability insurance
-File for a business name
If you hire an unlicensed contractor you have no proof the plumber has completed any of the above requirements. The difference between a licensed and unlicensed contractor is vast, and could end up costing you a lot of grief and money in the long run.
Why Should I use a Licensed Professional?
The most important reason to use a licensed professional plumber is for you and your family’s safety. City codes and permits are in place for the safety of the members of a community. The quality of work in your home must be maintained and if it isn’t, your home and therefor your family could be at risk. A licensed plumber must know all the state and city codes for all commercial and residential plumbing work, as well as all safety codes that apply.
City Wide Plumbing
Licensed in the state of Arizona since 1982, City Wide Plumbing has been servicing the valley for over 30 years. When you are in need of a licensed professional call City Wide and let us solve any plumbing problem you may have.