Understand the benefits of a licensed plumbing contractor. Have you ever stopped to think of all the insurances we carry? We have homeowners insurance, renter’s insurance, car insurance, life insurance, health insurance. You can even purchase insurance on your new sofa, against damage. We can attach insurance to almost anything we do or purchase. Why do we buy insurance?
In many cases, it’s the law. In other cases, we want to protect ourselves and our property. While we go out of our way to protect our home and property, there are still those that want to go cheap by hiring a handyman to fix a major plumbing problem. There are a time and place for employing an unlicensed handyman. The law clearly spells out what a handyman can and can not do in your home.
Contractor’s State License Board (CSLB) Is A Good Resource
A licensed plumbing contractor is as good as buying an insurance policy. If you know where to look, you can check a contractor’s license in one minute or less ( License Check Here). The Department Of Consumer Affairs (DOCA), Contractors State License Board (CSLB) will provide you with the following information on any contractor:
- Any complaints or legal action filed against the contractor
- Construction related civil judgments
- Business address
- Corporate phone number
- Date Corporation was formed
- License status
- License Classifications – C36 – PLUMBING
- Bond Number
- Bond Amount
- Workers’ Compensation History
When you hire a plumbing contractor, you’re hiring someone that has the insurance to protect them, you, your family, and your property if something were to go wrong. Furthermore, they have all the background information provided by the CSLB so you can take the next step in receiving the benefits of a licensed plumbing contractor. Every contractor has gone through the strenuous task of getting their license. They have had four years of journeymen level work experience. They also must apply for testing with the CSLB and have fingerprints submitted for a background check. Qualifying individuals are required to pass a lengthy plumbing exam. The process of becoming a contractor is long and hard, and contractors will do whatever it takes to protect their license.
Enjoy The Benefits Of A Licensed Plumbing Contractor
You do everything you can to protect you and your family, why risk hiring an unlicensed handyman to save a few bucks? Don’t get me wrong, being a handyman is an honorable trade. Mandy men or women can repair toilets, doors, drywall, hang TVs, repair appliances, install ceiling fans, fix fences, in addition to many more fixes and repairs. While a handyman can perform many duties, no job can exceed $500, and that includes materials. Call today and enjoy the benefits of a licensed plumbing contractor.