You go to a doctor if you require a physical check up or if you are not feeling well and need a prescription. Do you just go to a pharmacy and buy whatever medicine you can think of? No, you don’t do that, right? You go to a dentist if you have troubles with your teeth, gums, tongue or mouth, in general. Do you just go to a dental technician, someone who has not passed the dentistry board examination and let him or her check you out? No, you don’t do that, right? Now, you go to plumbing contractors if you have plumbing needs.
Do you just fix your leaky faucets and noisy pipes all by yourself? No, you don’t do that, right? In every type of service that you require, you need a specialist who can do the job well for you.
Your leak and pipe problems are issues to be dealt with in an instant especially if your home is concerned. Your family is there with you. The home must be a solace for all of you and not something that can stress you out more with major leak problems and pipe noises.
But before you jump to the first plumbing contractors to offer their services to you, there are things you need to know first regarding plumbing needs. There are two, namely, basic plumbing and specialized plumbing. Basic plumbing can be done by almost anyone, even you! It is not illegal in the United States to practice basic plumbing at home because it is just an acquired skill but remember that there is always a risk of not being able to do it properly. Still, anyone willing can learn the skill. What are basic plumbing works? Gutter cleaning, shower head leak fixing, unclogging simple drains and installation of showers or faucets inside the home are examples of basic plumbng.
Specialized plumbing such as gas supply, heater systems and shower systems installation are more complicated and thus require those with certification and proper training with study on the matter. Plumbing contractors who have passed the Plumbing Apprenticeship Training Programs are the only ones allowed to practice these specialized plumbing works. They have the legal documents and the schooling appropriate for such jobs.
These professionals have a State Board of Plumbing Exam ID to show that they have passed the examination. Also, this type of plumbing service does not come cheap. Plumbing contractors are in charge of keeping your home safe for you and your children to live in. that reason alone cannot compensate for any amount of plumbing fee, correct?
Anyway, in choosing your contractors, remember these tips:
1. Ask for their ID and certification. Ditch those plumbers without the necessary papers. You have to be very cautious and picky because your life is at stake here.
2. Most professionals that perform a great job are on the internet with testimonials and reviews written by past clients. Indulge yourself in studying these plumbing contractors based on other people’s comments. You can decide after that which contractor will best suit you.