Because hiring a licensed plumber is sometimes expense, we tend to cut cost by hiring unlicensed plumber. Can we really save money by doing so? Or we’re just inviting more trouble to our finances and peace of mind? Of course, it will be your choice if your hire a Licensed Plumber or just prefer the less expensive fly-by-night “experts,” but let me share to you the possible danger you might face in hiring unlicensed plumber.
- 1. Unlicensed plumber doesn’t usually carry insurance. If a plumber doesn’t bother to comply with the requirements to earn a license, likely he won’t bother for insurance either. Unlicensed plumber can be your worst nightmare. In case that the uninsured plumber gets injured while working in your property, you will be liable for his medical care and it can cost you thousands. Insurance can also be your assurance that their work is of top quality.
- 2. Unlicensed plumber may don’t have in-depth knowledge on Building Code. Most of plumbing works like maintenance, installation, extension, alteration and such requires plumbing permit. In order to get plumbing permit, it has be in compliance with the building code. If you hire an unlicensed plumber, his work may not meet the local building code. If it does not meet the building code, as the owner it will be your problem to solve.
- 3. Broken contract. Since they are not regulated by a regulatory board, unlicensed plumber doesn’t have to answer to anybody any unethical practices they do. Fraud and broken contract is common occurrence among unlicensed plumbing contractors. They offer low quotes, start the job, take the money and leave the job unfinished. This kind of unethical practice is rampant when natural disaster occurs because most of home owners want to avail cheap plumbing services. If this happens, it will be difficult for you get your money back.
- 4. Inferior workmanship. Unlicensed plumber don’t have the years of experience and the training that of the licensed plumber. Most likely their works are not as good as their licensed counterpart. It is quite ordinary to hear a story about a homeowner who is forced to call a licensed plumber to repair the damaged done unlicensed plumber.
The safety of our homes and loved ones should always come first. Inferior or incorrect plumbing installation or repair may cause destruction, injury or even death. Any money you save won’t worth it. To be on the safe side, hire only a trusted licensed plumber Bunbury to do your plumbing jobs.