In North Carolina, every plumber must obtain a license from the North Carolina State Board of Examiners of Plumbing, Heating, and Fire Sprinkler Contractors, and the type of license determines their scope of work. By hiring a licensed plumber from our team, you ensure compliance with the law and access to the appropriate expertise for your specific needs.
Experience is another critical factor that comes into play when hiring a plumber. Licensed plumbers in North Carolina start as plumbing helpers or assistants, undergoing a rigorous training period. To qualify for a P-I or P-II license, they must accumulate at least 4,000 hours of hands-on plumbing work, proving their practical skills. The practical experience must also be well-documented to qualify for the licensing exam. Upon qualification, they can rely on this extensive knowledge and expertise to handle various plumbing issues efficiently and effectively.
Finally, most local governments in North Carolina require building permits for major plumbing repairs and installations, which only a licensed plumber can secure. On the other hand, unlicensed plumbers often overlook this requirement, leading to code violations and potential legal complications. Hiring a licensed plumber guarantees that all the appropriate permits are in place and that your plumbing project complies with local codes.
At Benjamin Franklin Plumbing in Southern Pines, our licensed plumbers are ready to offer affordable residential and commercial plumbing services. Schedule an appointment with us today to enjoy hassle-free plumbing repair, maintenance, or installation.