What is a Licensed Plumber?
A plumber is a
craftsman who specializes in installing and maintaining systems
used for water, sewage, drainage and piping. In order to become
a skilled plumber, years of experience and training are needed.
A Licensed Master Plumber is a tradesperson who has reputable mastery of
plumbing in one or multiple areas of plumbing.
However, being a
Licensed Plumber not only incorporates being a master plumber,
but also implies that the plumber has all the certificates and
licenses needed to perform all aspects of plumbing and heating
projects, as well as being registered to work under the City
and State laws.
Being a licensed plumber means peace
of mind and Village Plumbing offers that peace of mind.
apply to become a Licensed Plumber, it is necessary to
have acquired at least seven years total experience within the
seven years prior to application in the design and installation of
plumbing systems under the direct and continuing supervision of
a licensed master plumber. Once these
requirements have been accomplished, then it is necessary to
pass the Master Plumber exam before becoming a
certified Licensed Master Plumber.
been an apprentice, it is imperative to have other skills, such
as ability to interpret documents, procedural diagrams, basic
mathematics, knowledge of and the ability to use hand and power
having a Licensed Plumber important?
protect you through code conformance and safety observance.
Plumbers in New York operate according to the NY State Plumbing Code.
Topics such as proper pipe diameter, the correct location of
shutoff valves and use of suitable plumbing materials are all
specified in the Plumbing Code, and your plumber is obligated to
follow them. It is necessary because any changes to your
plumbing system and its components such as drain pipes, gas &
water lines and fixture location, can affect the overall
efficiency of your system.
plumbers are fully insured and bonded, including disability,
worker’s compensation and all liability insurances.
If your contractor
is properly licensed, and a problem arises, you can file a
complaint with the New York City Department of Building.
If the hired
plumber is illegal and unregistered, nothing can assure you of
work being finished properly, if even finished at all. It is not
possible to know if they have all the necessary permits,
insurance, or skills.