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Why is it Important to Hire a Licensed Plumber?

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When there’s a plumbing problem in your Brooklyn home, it’s understandable to want the job done for the least amount of money. Small jobs like unclogging a drain or changing a faucet are fine to do yourself, but for bigger jobs, if you go with an unlicensed plumber or general handyman, you could end up paying big bucks later.

At Petri Plumbing & Heating, we want our Brooklyn neighbors to have the most reliable, safest household plumbing services available. It’s a responsibility we take seriously, continuously training and learning new techniques, and standing behind the work we do for you. Here are some reasons why you should choose a licensed plumber.


It takes years of experience to learn how to install and repair plumbing safely and up to code. Every plumber licensed in New York City must prove a minimum of seven years’ on-the-job experience. On top of that, each applicant must pass an extremely difficult test to prove their knowledge. A license shows that the person working on your home has at least seven years of experience. Without a license, you’re just relying on their word.


To stay licensed, plumbers must take continuing education courses on a regular basis to stay up to date on any changes to codes. If you go with an unlicensed contractor, you risk having plumbing that is not up to code, something you’ll have to address if you ever want to sell your home. A licensed plumber also knows what permits are needed before work begins


To be frank, an unlicensed plumber is breaking the law. Is that the kind of person you want to trust in your home with your source of drinking water? Licensed plumbers are also insured, able to compensate you if something goes wrong with their work. If you hire an unlicensed contractor, you risk them leaving you with a catastrophe, minus your hard-earned money.

Petri Plumbing & Heating is licensed, not just with New York City, but with Green Plumbers USA, going the extra mile to ensure that we are the best, most knowledgeable and reliable plumbers in the area. Our rates are reasonable, with upfront pricing. While an unlicensed contractor may offer you bargain-basement rates, is it worth the risk to your home and loved ones to cut corners?

If you would like an estimate from a licensed, certified and insured plumber right here in Brooklyn, contact Petri Plumbing & Heating online today or call us at (718) 748-1254.

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