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What are the Risks of Hiring an Unlicensed Plumber?

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There is your toilet overflowing, or your pipes smelling, or your sinks leaking. So, you decide to hire someone quickly who knows a little bit about plumbing. Plumbers are available and inexpensive but many do not have the necessary license that is required. You now think, “What’s the worst thing can happen to hire the one without a license?

In fact, a lot of terrible things can result from this hasty decision. Hiring an unlicensed plumber is incredibly risky for several reasons. Let’s take a closer look at the top five dangers when you choose not to call a licensed and experienced professional plumber from plumbing service in Houston TX for your plumbing needs and repairs.

You will not be protected by insurance

Contractors including plumbers should have two types of insurance – workers ‘ liability and workers’ compensation.

These two types of insurance protect the homeowners from paying for damage that the plumber may accidentally cause. For example, if at the time of unclogging the toilet, the plumber clogs them instead leading to flooding of the house, you will have to pay for some expensive repairs without liability insurance. Unfortunately, your landlord’s policy will generally not cover the costs of such damage.

Workers’ compensation will protect you against the increase in your insurance rate if the plumber gets injured while working in your home. While your landlord’s insurance policy may pay part of the worker’s claim, your insurance rates will likely increase.

Your home may be damaged

One of the most important concerns for the homeowners would be in paying attention to the safety of the home and it is generally quite dangerous to hire a plumber who does not have the right sort of training or licensing since anything wrong can happen. To take an example, an inexperienced plumber can simply get your house on fire without the proper knowledge of plumbing torch. So, you need to consider the safety of your house.

Work done will not be good

When you consider hiring an unlicensed local plumber, there are greater chances for you to get cheated. This is because the work of the plumber is not at par with the standards of the industry.

Since the licenses, as well as the certifications, usually are considered as proofs regarding the level of knowledge and training undergone by the professionals, there are countries out there that do check on the licenses.

Can prove to be fatal

When you are hiring an unskilled and untrained plumber, this is the worst thing that can happen to anyone. To take an example, they can lead up to the explosion of the boiler or the water heater, thereby leading to some fatal injuries.

Safety of the community

The chances of hazardous cross-connections are quite high while your plumbing system is mishandled as this would be leading to some serious backflow of the chemicals through dyeing, printing as well as other small-scale industries with the mishandling of the plumbing system. These are the chemicals that can end up poisoning anyone when it reaches out to the water supply.

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