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Why You Should Only Hire Licensed Plumbers


We can’t stress enough how important it is that you turn to licensed plumbers, and licensed plumbers only, when you need plumbing work in your home. Too many people like to attempt to tackle plumbing problems as DIY projects, and far too many others will turn to an unlicensed “handyman” when they’ve got plumbing woes. Neither is a good idea—especially when it’s easy to reach out to us and hire our licensed plumbers in Evanston, IL, or elsewhere in the Northshore and Northwest Chicagoland Area.

Why licensed plumbers? There are many reasons, but here are the five main ones…

Reason 1: Expertise and Training

Licensed plumbers undergo extensive training to become experts in their field. They don’t get licensed just by taking an online test! They’re well-versed in the latest plumbing techniques, tools, and technologies. This expertise allows them to diagnose and resolve plumbing issues efficiently and effectively. 

Diagnosis is one of the most important skills: it’s far too easy for an amateur to make a mistake about a plumbing problem and “fix” the wrong part and cause more problems than before. When you hire a licensed plumber, you can trust that you’re getting a professional who has the knowledge and skills needed to tackle any plumbing problem.

Reason 2: Compliance with Local Codes

You’ve probably heard the term code compliance before and not quite understood what it meant. That’s fine: you don’t need to know the intricacies of local building and plumbing codes. That’s a job for professional plumbers! Licensed plumbers understand the local codes and regulations as part of their training, and they keep up to date on changes as they occur. Any work they do in your home they will ensure is completed in compliance with the applicable codes. You’ll avoid safety issues as well as having your home insurance voided.

Reason 3: Quality Workmanship

A licensed plumber is one who takes pride in their work and dedicates themselves to delivering the highest quality service. After all, they don’t want to lose their valuable license because of poor workmanship! When you choose to hire a licensed plumber, you can expect only the best workmanship that meets (or possibly exceeds) industry standards. 

Reason 4: Insurance

Licensed plumbers are required to have full insurance and show it to a customer upon request. This insurance provides protection for both the plumber and the customer. If the plumber sustains damage during a job or causes damage to the property, the insurance coverage means the customer will not be liable.

Reason 5: The Best Tools and Equipment

Plumbing requires specialized tools and equipment to get any job done correctly. Licensed plumbers have access to these tools, which are often expensive and not easily available to the average homeowner. With the right tools, licensed plumbers can work efficiently and deliver results that meet industry standards.

The team at Reliance are fully licensed: you can rest easy when you call us for your plumbing needs knowing we have the qualifications and certifications to get any plumbing job done right.

For expert plumbing service, installations, or maintenance contact Reliance Plumbing Sewer & Drainage, Inc. Our knowledgeable plumbers serve the North Shore and Northwest Chicago suburbs. Rely on Reliance! 

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