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Always Hire a Licensed and Bonded Plumber

Always Hire a Licensed and Bonded Plumber | HP Mechanical

Improperly installed plumbing can cause significant property damage as well as pose a health risk to your family, which is why it’s important to choose a skilled, qualified professional to work on your pipes.

At HP Mechanical, you can rest assured that we are licensed and bonded, to give you that peace of mind and the confidence of working with a legal and highly accountable and transparent plumbing contractor.

The best way to ensure that a plumbing company is trustworthy is to confirm that it is a licensed, bonded & insured plumbing contractor in your state. It’s easy to assume that the person you contact for plumbing services is legitimate, but it’s always best to ask to see proof. The difference between licensed and unlicensed plumbers is vast, and that difference could end up costing you a lot of money and some major grief in the long run.

Licensed vs. Unlicensed Plumbers

A plumbing contractor’s license essentially certifies that a plumbing contractor has sufficient experience – and legal permission – to offer plumbing services in your state. It also means that the contractor is accountable to the regulatory board that issues the license and can be held liable for violating its rules. The licensing body may also require that plumbers prove participation in continuing professional education to remain licensed.

A plumbing contractor in California must provide a means for a supply of safe water and proper disposal of wastes from the premises. This includes gas piping for all units EXCEPT for forced warm air units. Also places, installs, erects or connects any electrical wires, fixtures, appliances, apparatus, raceways, conduits, solar photovoltaic cells or any part thereof, which generate, transmit, transform or utilize electrical energy in any form or for any purpose.

Training requirements for plumbing contractors will vary from state to state. At minimum, the job requires a highly specialized skill set involving math, mechanics, manual dexterity, and sharp problem-solving abilities – and that’s just for starters. Professional plumbers also spend thousands of hours working on the job in order to learn the best methods and practices for dealing with all types of plumbing repairs and installations.

Once plumbing contractors complete their on the job training, they must then apply for a professional license from the state’s Contractors Board (or equivalent regulatory agency). The process varies depending on the state, but in general a plumber must do the following to obtain a contractor’s license:

  • Pass a criminal background check
  • Complete any additional prerequisite training required by the state board
  • Pass a licensing exam
  • File a business name
  • Show proof of commercial liability insurance.

About HP Mechanical

For many years, HP Mechanical has proudly provided comfort to thousands of homes and light commercial businesses across the Santa Rosa/Windsor area and throughout Sonoma County. We are an honest, loyal company who takes pride in our work. We take care of our customers as if they were family. Referrals are where 90% of our business comes from, so the relationships we build along the way mean a lot to our small business. The one constant with everything involves working and helping people, by striving to provide the best service available at a reasonable cost. We take personal responsibility to make sure comfort and quality meets accountability & affordability, with exceptional customer service every time!

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