Wedgeworth Plumbing Warns Of The Danger When Hiring Unlicensed Plumbers
Houston, TX plumbing company, addresses the potential abolishment of the Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners and what it means for residents.
Press Release (ePRNews.com) - Houston, TX - Jul 08, 2019 - Wedgeworth Plumbing in Houston, TX addresses the changes that may be coming to Texas for the state regulation of plumbing licenses, and how this will affect homeowners in the future. Holding a state plumbing license ensures a professional has been through the required courses and completed their examination. Without these steps, anyone off the street can claim to be a ‘professional plumber.’ When it comes to a home’s gas lines and sewage lines, it can be potentially fatal if not handled appropriately.
The Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners is set to be dismantled in September 2019. This means that no one will be required to pass a state examination to earn a license, nor will they need a license to practice. This is an incredible blow to the plumbing field, and as Wedgeworth Plumbing and many other plumbing contractors warn, can be harmful to customers.
Good news came from Gov. Greg Abbott, who is working hard to prevent the abolishment of the Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners. He agrees that not having these regulations and board in place can impact homeowners severely in the quality of work they receive as well as the potential dangers when working with gas lines.
Wedgeworth Plumbing has been in business since 1978, and currently holds a master plumbing license, that has been earned through education, an examination, as well as continuing education. Owner of Wedgeworth Plumbing, Sean Giuliani has said, “As a master plumber in Texas, with over 20 years of experience, the field of plumbing is always changing. Without limitations on who call themselves a plumber or even having to carry insurance, it opens up a world of problems. Gas lines, if not installed properly, can leak carbon monoxide, which can be life-threatening.”
Plumbers handle more than just clogged toilets or leaky faucets. The field encompasses gas lines, sanitary water supply, and the removal of sewage from a property. When hiring a licensed plumber, a homeowner has peace of mind that they know what they are doing. Led by a Master Plumber with decades of experience, plumbers are under the supervision of someone who has the knowledge and expertise to carry out any plumbing needs a customer may have.
Cost is always a factor for homeowners when needing plumbing repairs. However, while an unlicensed plumber may be less expensive, it can be costly in the long run. If the job isn’t done right, more problems can occur. Likely, the inexperienced, unlicensed plumber won’t be able to fix the resulting issue. Having to hire a professional licensed to fix their mistakes is an added cost, that could be avoided if hiring a licensed plumber from the beginning.