You are ready to get a job done in your home and you are looking for a plumber to handle the plumbing work. You call a couple of plumbing companies in the area and get a couple of quotes. One quote comes in significantly cheaper from a “freelance plumber”. This happens all of the time. When looking for plumbing companies to do any sort of work in your home there are a couple of things you want to make sure of. The first and most important is if they are licensed and insured. The last thing you as a homeowner want is any liability falling onto your shoulders from a bad plumbing job. So while an unlicensed plumber may charge you significantly less than a licensed and insured plumbing company, this could cause bigger issues down the line especially when it comes time to get inspections done for the plumbing work completed.
Do They Have Business Insurance?
Now you may be wondering, “why should I pay the premium for a licensed plumber?” The simple answer is that unlicensed plumbers do not typically have business insurance. Business insurance is extremely important because it holds the professional responsible for any damages they may cause while working on your home. You don’t want any damage responsibility falling on you! Any damage they cause during the course of their work becomes your responsibility.
Quality Of Work
One other aspect you might want to keep in mind is the quality of the work that will be done. A licensed and insured plumber usually has proper training. There is no way to know if an unlicensed plumber is trained. Have you heard of that saying, “you get what you pay for”? Well, this is a perfect example of that. What might be a small expense in the short-term can easily turn into a large expense in the long-term. You may find yourself calling another plumber to correct the mistakes made by the original one you had called. This happens very often. The best advice is to save yourself a headache and call a licensed and insured plumber that has proof of insurance as well as excellent reviews from past customers!
We only use properly trained plumbing technicians at All State Plumbing & Heating. Upon completion of any plumbing work we want you to have peace of mind. Contact us to schedule any plumbing work you need done!