Make Sure Your Plumber is Licensed!

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State licensing of plumbers is a crucial part of ensuring the quality of work done on a residence or commercial building. It’s also effective at helping ensure the safety of the people within those spaces.

It’s easy, sometimes, to gripe about some of the hoops that regulatory and licensing agencies require of today’s professionals. But it’s important during those times to remember that such agencies exist to protect consumers.

Fortunately, the heavy lifting required of licensing plumbers in Michigan is done for you!

Licensed Plumbers in Michigan

Michigan’s Licensing and Regulatory Affairs agency ensures that plumbers pass the requisite examinations and earn a specific number of work hours to achieve and maintain their plumber’s license.

So, the state and the plumbers do all of the hard work here. All that’s left for you is to check to see if the plumber you use is licensed within the state. It’s the easiest way to ensure that plumbing standards, quality, and safety will be top-of-mind with your plumber.

Here are two other tips to help make sure a plumber is the right plumber for the job.

Online Reviews

Andy Warhol famously said that, in the future, everyone would be famous for 15 minutes. He could have added that everyone will also be critiqued, graded, or otherwise judged!

If you find yourself looking for a plumber, you must also find yourself looking for online testimonials and reviews for plumbers. Yelp, Angie’s List, Facebook: there are many ways to learn what the majority of clients think of a plumbing company’s service.

Any plumber’s website should include client testimonials, as well. Plus, social media channels such as Facebook and Twitter are also good places to look.

Personal Referrals

There is, of course, the “old school” way of finding a reliable plumber: asking for a referral from friends and family. Despite today’s highly connected world, not everyone feels comfortable leaving a review online, even if they were very happy with the service they received.

That means simply asking around can produce great results. After all, everyone needs a plumber at one point or another. Why not leverage their experience to your benefit. After all, that’s what friends are for!

Why Regulation Matters in Plumbing

Think of the costly damage an improperly repaired water pipe could cause to your home.

The idea of allowing just anyone to do that work, knowing such risks, is alarming. Texas recently flirted with the idea of allowing anyone, licensed or not, perform professional plumbing services. Thankfully, however, it looks like sanity will prevail in the Lone Star state.

There’s no substitute for the thousands of hours and multiple years’ experience Michigan requires of its licensed plumbers. Such requirements ensure your safety and the safety of your family.

WaterWorks Plumbing — Licensed and Ready!

That’s why, together with testimonials and referrals, it’s important for you to make sure your plumber is fully licensed … just as all of WaterWork Plumbing’s plumbers are. So if you need plumbing for your home, contact us today!