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plumberIn today’s society, we take many things for granted. We turn on our faucets, and water that is safe to drink comes out. We flip on the furnace or oven, and gas is able to power the appliance safely. We flush our toilets, and waste disappears. All these things are made possible by a skilled professional. We’re talking about a licensed plumber.

From installing water treatment systems and preventing sewage from contaminating our drinking water, to hooking up gas connections, a licensed plumber is essential. To do all these things safely and properly, he must pass difficult exams and have on-the-job experience before he is approved for licensure.

All too often, building managers, landlords and homeowners create health hazards when they use unlicensed people to do plumbing work. When asking for quotations, remember that the cheapest is not always what will cost you the least – a shoddy plumber can come with a huge price tag. For example, an improper gas connection can cause leaks that ruin ceilings and floors, life-threatening illness from polluted water, and even death from explosions.

An unlicensed plumber can charge less because he probably doesn’t have the right insurance, and he probably hasn’t filed the necessary paperwork with the authorities. If something goes wrong, you will be the person left with the problem, not him! Moreover, building owners can face stiff fines if plumbing work is not properly permitted.

If you’re looking for a well-established, reliable, trustworthy and professional plumber in the Tri-county area of NC, contact us at Ace Hardware Home Services. Family owned and operated, we have been serving residents and businesses for more than 35 years. We’re available 24 hours a day for emergency plumbing services.