Licensed plumber smiling after a job well done

When your plumbing is on the fritz, you need only the best local plumber to get your pipes and knobs back in order.

Cutting corners through an unlicensed handyman is as dangerous as trying to save money and performing the work on your plumbing with YouTube tutorials.

While you may think you’re saving money without an unlicensed plumber on the job, hiring one is a costly mistake that will lead to even more expenses in the long run. 

In Texas, it was illegal for non-licensed individuals to do plumbing work until the Plumbing License Law expired in 2019. As handyman services are now legally available, homeowners who choose this route do so at their own risk.

Let’s talk about the importance and the advantages of hiring a licensed plumber to get the job done right.

Plumbers are Highly Regulated in Texas

Plumbing is the most regulated of the trades in Texas, and for good reasons. To get and keep their licenses, plumbers must undergo an annual background check and get re-certified. Annual continued education on procedural, code, and legal updates means licensed plumbers are up to date on industry standards and held to a higher standard.

When you’re hiring a plumber, look at their advertising, websites, and vehicles for their license number. This indicates your plumber has gone through the necessary training and certification to perform plumbing work in your home. It also shows they have the proper insurance and liability coverage, which can provide peace of mind for homeowners. Hiring a licensed plumber means getting a qualified professional who will do the job right and take responsibility for their work.

Licensed plumbers are also subject to an annual background check. Any issues flagged during this check could jeopardize their license, meaning they are held to a higher standard than the unlicensed individuals.

Licensed plumbers are trustworthy and reliable and show they’ve invested time and money into their education and training, ensuring high-quality workmanship and long-lasting solutions.

Licensed Plumbers are Covered by Insurance

Homeowner’s insurance is essential to owning a home, and it’s important to have coverage in case of unexpected damages or accidents. However, if you choose to hire a non-licensed individual to do plumbing work in your home, you may be putting yourself at risk.

In the event that they cause damage while doing plumbing work, your insurance company may refuse coverage, leaving you responsible for any damages. Insurance companies typically only cover damages by licensed professionals with the proper training and qualifications.

Licensed plumbers, in contrast, provide their own liability coverage, which protects you from any unexpected expenses. If a licensed plumber causes damage, their insurance will cover the cost of the damages, ensuring you’re not left with any unexpected expenses. This provides peace of mind and protects your investment in your home.

Licensed plumbers also typically carry worker’s compensation insurance, which protects you from liability in case of injury to the plumber while working on your property. If a licensed plumber is injured working on your plumbing, you will not be responsible for any medical expenses or lost wages.

Fix Your Plumbing Problem on First Try

When it comes to plumbing, it’s important to prioritize quality over cost. Hiring an unlicensed individual can lead to shoddy workmanship and uncovered liability, putting your home at risk. While it may save you a few bucks in the short term, it can end up costing you much more in the long run. 

Licensed plumbers have the training and qualifications to perform high-quality work that meets industry standards. 

Here at Plumbing Dynamics, we have a Master Plumber on staff licensed by the Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners, which regulates the plumbing industry in Texas. Unlike other plumbers, our Master Plumber, Chad Hebert (License #M-36797), has met educational requirements and earned enough experience to take and pass the TSBPE exam to become a master in his trade. In other words, we’re ready to handle most plumbing emergencies and fixes that come our way!

Plumbing Dynamics is Licensed, Insured, and Ready to Help

When it comes to residential and commercial plumbing, always prioritize quality and hire a licensed plumber. If you’re currently in need of plumbing services, contact Plumbing Dynamics. We’re a licensed and insured plumbing company that can provide top-quality services at affordable prices. Don’t take any risks with your plumbing!

Reach out to us to get all of your plumbing needs fixed quickly, efficiently, and at the fairest rates in the DFW Metroplex.