Why should you verify your plumber’s license?

Lets face it, everyone will have a toilet, a shower, a basement drain that backs up. It sneaks up on you when you least expect it. At first you may hear a strange gurgle, maybe even difficulty flushing, and then BAM! Water isn’t flowing the direction it is supposed to be. So what do you do, the same as everyone else, call a professional plumber. Plumbers are there for us when we are our most desperate, and stinky.

Astronaut sitting on a toilet.
How I feel in my bathroom that has a backup.

But one thing you aren’t and cannot be prepared for, is understanding what you hear when our blue collar saviors dive into our sewage. Often the most people, only too happy just to have someone show up, will trust without thinking, “is this person licensed?” Well, you may be facing more shitty problems down the road if you don’t do your homework now!

Verifying your plumber’s license is important for several reasons:

  • Safety: Hiring a licensed plumber ensures that the person working on your plumbing is trained and knowledgeable in their field. This reduces the risk of accidents or mistakes that can lead to property damage, injury, or even death.
  • Legal compliance: In many states and countries, it is illegal to perform plumbing work without a license. Hiring an unlicensed plumber can result in fines, legal issues, and even voiding of insurance coverage.
  • Quality work: Licensed plumbers are required to pass certain exams and meet certain standards, ensuring that they are capable of providing high-quality work. This means that your plumbing work is more likely to be done correctly and with a higher level of skill.
  • Insurance: Some insurance policies may not cover damage caused by an unlicensed plumber, so verifying the license of your plumber can help ensure that you are covered in case of any accidents or problems.

Overall, verifying your plumber’s license can help you ensure that you are hiring a qualified and competent professional, protecting your safety and legal compliance, and ensuring high-quality workmanship. If you don’t, well “it” may hit the fan again down the road.