Home remodeling and plumbing work go hand in hand. But as expert remodelers say plumbing will always be an aspect of remodeling that should only be done by a pro.
The San Diego Plumber and HVAC Association (SDPHA) say that plumbing requires expertise and industrial tools that ensure efficiently working plumbing systems and home safety. The SDPHA also says plumbing works need to be up to government standards or codes. It definitely is something that home owners should never scrimp on.
Older home improvement website This Old House sums up in one of their web articles the reason why an experienced plumber’s help should be enjoined during a home remodeling project.
“The leak from a pipe fitting that costs less than a dollar can easily cause thousands of dollars in water damage, disrupt your household for weeks, and throw your remodel way off schedule. So hiring a licensed, insured master plumber (or a well-trained apprentice working under his license) is a no-brainer.” Read more here.
The SDPPA says state codes relating to plumbing works and installations ensure the safety of the whole household. It also ensures that the succeeding owners of a home should it be sold in the market, are guaranteed of plumbing safety. The same point was emphasized by Chron.com in its write-up citing the importance of hiring a Master Plumber. International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials
“Master plumbers are familiar with local codes, so they can handle repairs or installations that comply. As long as they’re there, they can also check for other issues that aren’t in compliance. The use of unlicensed plumbers can create health hazards, and less than professional work can cause dangerous environments. If work is not done with the proper paperwork in place, individuals or companies hiring unlicensed or inexperienced workers can face fines.” Read the original write-up here.
The SDPHA says it is important to hire the right plumber for the job so that homeowners can have the peace of mind that their plumbing system will work smoothly in relation to their home renovation project.
Seek referrals from friends and family, and check out the eligibilities and experience of the plumber you are planning to hire. It is important that the plumber is licensed, fully bonded and insured, and has appropriate plumbing equipment to carry on his work. Do not be afraid to ask questions, and clearly communicate the outcome you wish to achieve with your renovation. A heavily experienced plumber is your valuable partner in your home improvement project.
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