4 Reasons to Choose Properly-Trained Plumbers

When you choose an unlicensed plumber, you might think you’re scoring an amazing deal, but in reality, you could be setting yourself up for costly repairs down the road. Consider these reasons why it is essential that license regulation continues in the plumbing industry, and make sure knowledgeable plumbers are the only ones servicing your home.

Plumber tech working on pipes.

Background Checks

In order to obtain a license, individuals are required to pass a criminal background check. Though some uncertified plumbers are perfectly upstanding citizens, it is better to be safe than sorry when it comes to letting someone into your home. Before they enter the residence, be sure to ask if you can see their license. You can also call the plumbing company they work for to confirm their identity. 


Because plumbers receive extensive rounds of training before they receive their certifications, licensed individuals have a wide range of knowledge that others do not. Training rounds cover everything from piping materials to tools and study a variety of systems including drains, water lines, sewer lines and gas lines. 

Though there are some good self-taught plumbers, it’s best to make sure the person you hire knows where every part of your system goes and how each component interacts with one another. The time and money licensed plumbers to spend on their training may be why they charge more, but it is worth it to ensure your plumber knows the ins and outs of the industry. 

Reliable Workmanship

With poor experience comes poor results. An unlicensed plumber may be able to provide a quick fix, but how can you be sure they resolved the issue correctly? If your system is improperly serviced, minor problems could result in costly repairs or replacements that you wouldn’t have needed if you’d called a properly licensed plumber. Though more expensive, a licensed professional will solve your plumbing problem quickly and correctly, saving you time and money in the long term. 

Insurance Protection

If you hire an unlicensed plumber, they will most likely not have business insurance. Business insurance guarantees that the plumber is responsible for any damage they cause or exacerbate during service. If they make a mistake that causes a new problem or worsens an existing problem, their insurance will cover the additional repair costs rather than you being stuck with the bill. Additionally, if they are hurt while on your property, you could be sued for job site injuries! To avoid any potential hassle, make sure you choose a licensed plumber. 

All of J. Blanton’s plumbers are licensed, so you know you’re getting the best quality service! If you need high-quality plumbing service, give us a call at any of our three locations. We have the training and experience you can trust!