Hiring the Right Plumber in Waterloo, Ontario
- Training. Did you know that certified plumbers in Waterloo, Cambridge and Kitchener have 9000 apprenticeship hours under their belt before getting their Certificate of Qualification (C of Q)?! Of those hours, 720 are in the classroom and the rest in the field working as a certified apprentice. Now, that’s a lot of experience! And there’s nothing like experience to ensure a job well done.
- It’s the law! Almost all plumbing work, with the exception of the most basic DIY jobs, is required to be done by a certified plumber or apprentice. You probably won’t be prosecuted for hiring a non-certified handyman, but the legal ramifications are very real if something goes wrong.
- Insurance. All certified plumbers in Waterloo, Cambridge and Kitchener carry insurance. This protects you, your home and your family in the event of injury and property damage related to the work done. Insurance also often confirms that the work done by a certified plumber in Waterloo, Cambridge and Kitchener comes with an assurance of quality. An uncertified plumber is not very likely to carry such an insurance policy.
- A member of the Ontario College of Trades (the College). By being members of the College, certified plumbers keep abreast of the latest materials, techniques, safety measures and regulations. The refresher classes they take ensure they are able to handle all jobs. Uncertified plumbers who are not members of the College may very well be using outdated methods and materials. And because they are not answerable to the College, they are more likely to behave unethically than a certified plumber.
- Cost. While you might pay a little more initially when you hire a certified plumber, it comes with the peace of mind knowing the work will be done to the highest standards. If something does go wrong with the work, they will be back to fix it promptly. There is no guarantee an uncertified plumber will be there to fix mistakes and you may have to pay again to correct what would have been well done the first time by a pro!
Are you in need of plumbing services in Waterloo, Cambridge or Kitchener? Contact us at Tiger Plumbing with all of your questions! We’re a multiple award-winning plumbing service provider in southern Ontario and we’re open 24/7 to handle all your emergencies.
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