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Should My Plumber Be Licensed and Insured | Roto-Rooter Santa Cruz

Sink repairLike with just about any purchase, it's important for a homeowner to know they are getting the lowest possible price and best value when they hire a plumbing service. However, in the search for the best deal, it's possible that consumers could be led astray toward a service that isn't properly licensed and insured.

Plumbing certification

Most states require anyone serving as a residential repair contractor in any capacity to be licensed and certified by a government agency. In California, plumbers must be certified by the Department of Consumer Affairs Contractors State License Board. Anyone certified to perform plumbing repairs in California must have four years of prior experience working as an apprentice for another firm, and will have to take an exam to prove their knowledge and skills. By hiring a plumbing service that is licensed, you can be sure they will adhere to the highest standard of service.

Bonding and insurance

No matter a plumber's skill level, there is always a chance that something could go wrong on the job. This could include mistakes that end up causing damage to your home or accidents that incur injury to the contractor or someone else. When a plumbing service is bonded or insured, there's no need to worry about these risks, since insurance will be able to cover the costs in the rare event that something bad happens. Homeowners could save a little money by choosing an uninsured contractor, but in the event of an accident, they could be on the hook for a lot of money.

Call your local Santa Cruz Roto-Rooter plumbing service today for more information about their experience and safety.

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