Finding a licensed plumber is not as easy as you may think. Despite the fact that Illinois requires both the contractor and the plumber performing the work to be licensed, many companies and plumbers operate without having the proper license filed with the state. Illinois began requiring plumbers to become licensed in an effort to protect consumers from crooked plumbers that are just looking to make a quick buck. Becoming licensed is not an easy task, so when a customer hires a licensed plumber that doesn’t have any complaints against their license, they can rest easy knowing that their plumbing system is in good hands.
Less Than Licensed Plumbing Contractors
Four Seasons Plumbing and Sewer is Chicago’s go to plumbing contractor for honest and affordable plumbing services performed by fully licensed plumbers. We set the bar high and refuse to settle for anything less than the best. However, not everyone in this industry is as scrupulous. There are plenty of plumbing companies in this city that skirt the law by employing what are called “drain technicians” or “plumbing technicians.” These are not licensed plumbers! These technicians have a limited scope of what jobs they can perform, and they often have little formal training in the plumbing field. Hiring someone with these credentials could lead to bigger plumbing problems than you bargained for.
The Importance of Hiring Licensed Plumbers
Nearly all plumbing issues have the potential to cause big problems in the home should something go wrong. This is due to the fact that the plumbing system houses water and sewage, and if either of these find their way into a part of the home where they do not belong, the mess and the damage could cost you hundreds or maybe even thousands to repair. If the problem is related to sewage backing up into the home, a misstep in the repair process could unnecessarily expose your family to hazardous wastes! Don’t gamble with your plumbing system, and make sure your plumbing pro is licensed to work in the state of Illinois!
Find Your Plumbing Professional
The Better Business Bureau along with many other consumer review websites can help you find a plumbing contractor that is licensed. You could also go directly to the state of Illinois and look up your contractor and their plumbers on your own in order to verify that your plumber truly is legitimate. Once you find a plumber that you trust and that performs repairs to your satisfaction, keep their name handy. You never know when a plumbing problem can strike, and having an emergency contact is key to the safety of your home. Four Seasons can be that plumber. We offer 24 hour emergency plumbing services to all of Chicagoland and we meet and in many ways exceed the state’s requirements for plumbing contractors.