Why should I hire a licensed plumber?

Plumbers go through training and must show that they are competent in front of a state board before they receive an official license to do business. The license they receive displays that they are qualified with their knowledge of plumbing standards to effectively practice and follow the state plumbing codes. The licensing process is designed to protect local homeowners and businesses from unsafe practices. Professional plumbers are held to standards of accountability and risk liability in accidents or damages from poorly or improperly performed jobs.

What is plumbing “code”?

Plumbing code is the standard that show the most current methods to be used in plumbing installations. It is a set of standards, rules and regulations requiring plumbing jobs to be done in a certain way to ensure safety guidelines. These standards are regularly updated which is another reason to only work with licensed plumbing professionals.

Why is my toilet leaking at the base?

This depends on how the top of the toilet flange is installed. If it is uneven then you may need to use a plastic shim to help the toilet maintain evenness with the floor. Sometimes it is necessary to use a larger wax ring during installation or more than one wax ring to properly seal the toilet.

Why is my dishwasher not draining properly?

Some dishwashers leave a little water in the base of the unit to prevent the heating element from being damaged. If you feel like there is an unusual amount of water then the pump that drains the water may be clogged or damaged. Sometimes a small piece of food or debris may be stopping up the pump. Other times the pump needs to be replaced completely simply due to mechanical failure from normal wear and tear.

Why is my faucet constantly dripping?

A leaky faucet can be an aggravation and a literal money drain. Most of the time this is a straightforward fix and you will need to replace the o-ring or washer in the faucet. Over time rubber and plastic washers can become defective due to natural wear and tear or mineral deposit buildup. It also may be caused from loose fitting parts. Due to the frequent use of a faucet over time parts can become loose and need to be slightly tightened to properly seal.

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