When faced with household repairs, it is always a decision about whether to attempt the fixes yourself, to call an all-purpose handyman, or to go the extra mile and hire a professional. Unless you are very skilled at plumbing repairs, or are certain that an unlicensed fix-it person is fully capable of solving your problems, it is more beneficial and cost effective to hire a licensed plumber at the outset.
Why Use Licensed Plumbers?
You may be asking yourself why is it important that the plumber be licensed. If they seem to know what they are doing, does that piece of paper make any difference?
Actually it does. Licensing means that the professional has successfully completed all tests and the required hours as an apprentice. It also means that they have demonstrated all the skills needed to meet or exceed industry standards. The license indicates that the individual or company is willing to show:
- Compliance with and understanding of current laws, regulations and safety measures
- Competence in their field
- Professional pride
Using an unlicensed plumber may seem like a savings, but that person may or may not continually update themselves on the best and latest techniques and products available to give you the best job possible and avoid any undue mistakes that can cost you dearly in the long run.
At Ottawa Plumbing Service we only hire licensed plumbers. For us plumbing is our business, not a sideline.
All of our plumbers are insured. That means we bear the cost if he or she is injured while completing your job. If you hire an unlicensed workman, you, or your homeowners insurance, can be liable
The bottom line is that when you hire Ottawa Plumbing Services you are assured of licensed, insured professionals who will do the job right.
When you have plumbing needs, contact us. We will be happy to assess the situation and provide a reasonable estimate. If you have questions, don’t hesitate to call. We are here to help you.