The Importance of Hiring a Licensed Plumber

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Let’s be honest, there are a million other things we’d rather spend money on than plumbing repairs, replacements or maintenance. The low cost is why many people are inclined to hire an unlicensed plumber. However, it’s a major decision you will regret and definitely pay for later.

Advanced trade
Plumbing is an advanced trade – there is math, mechanics, manual dexterity and strong problem solving skills involved. The industry is always changing and licensed plumbers are required to stay updated on new technologies and practices. Plumbers spend years training to become licensed. Don’t take the risk of hiring someone that doesn’t know the laws or have the proper knowledge and experience of the trade.

A licensed plumber has all of the necessary training and experience to service your home. To put that training and experience into perspective, to become a licensed plumber, they have to have 576 hours of technical training in a classroom, four years of full time experience and pass an extensive exam. An inexperienced plumber has the potential to damage your plumbing and home. Do you really want someone without the proper training messing around with your gas line?

A plumber also has to undergo a criminal background check to even receive a license. If you let a random non-licensed plumber in your home, there is no guarantee he or she is not criminal. You shouldn’t put your family and belongings at risk to save a few bucks.

A licensed plumbing contractor should be bonded and insured. This protects you and the plumber from any damages, little or small. If damages occur from the work of an un-licensed plumber, you can be held responsible and be forced to pay for extensive damages and repairs.

There are many places you can cut costs in order to save money – plumbing is not one of them. You may think you’re doing a good thing by saving money, but the work has a very high chance of being unreliable. You may be saving money at the time, but it can cost you even more to have the bad work repaired or even replaced.

When it comes to plumbing, stick with the professionals and hire a reliable licensed plumber. With Gillece, you never have to worry about our plumbers. Our plumbers are background checked, drug tested, licensed and required to attend weekly training to stay up to date on new practices and technologies. Hire the most trusted plumbers in Northwestern PA and call Gillece today!

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Tom Gillece Sr. is the founder and president of Gillece Services in Pittsburgh, providing residential Plumbing, Heating, Cooling, Electrical and Waterproofing services throughout Western Pennsylvania. Established in 1980, Gillece has helped homeowners with all of their emergency, maintenance, repair and replacement needs for more than 30 years. For the latest news and offers, Gillece can be found on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+.