How Helpful It Is to Use a Licensed Plumber

Friday, 29 January 2021 15:11
How Helpful It Is to Use a Licensed Plumber

The last year or so has been challenging in Statesville, but people here are resilient. Parents have learned how to manage remote learning while navigating the difficulties of working from home. Restaurants and small businesses figured out how to serve customers while maintaining social distancing and sanitation. Of course, health workers have put themselves in harm's way to ensure we are as safe as possible. In other words, Iredell County residents never stop being the great neighbors and people they have always been.


If you own a house or commercial property in the Statesville area, you may have taken on some renovation projects after spending more time than ever indoors. Many residents have identified areas where they would like to improve their property, and home-improvement stores have never been busier. However, if you are not doing the entire project yourself, you may find it difficult to pull permits and schedule all the necessary contractors. Sometimes, even the experts can only go so far before they need to call on the next one.

Whether your project is large or small, when you need plumbing help, you cannot match the versatility of a plumber who has a general contractor license. In this article, we are talking about how helpful it is to bring in a plumber with multiple licenses. 

Why You Need the Versatility of a Plumber Contractor

Action Service Company has a number of licenses, including: 

  • General Contracting
  • Plumbing
  • Utilities
  • HVAC
  • Solar Water Heating
  • Hot Water Heat
  • Electrical

The licenses are important because they validate our expertise. We know we are experienced plumbers, but our licensing is the evidence we know what we are doing when you call us for your project. 

What kind of project requires a licensed plumber?

Even if you are a DIY person, some projects are simply going to require the assistance of a licensed plumber. We recommend seeking professional expertise for smaller projects as well as larger ones, but any time you expect to be pulling permits or know your work will need to be inspected, you need a licensed plumber on your team. 

New Residential or Construction

Whether you are building a home, office, or large garage, you will likely have more plumbing than what you can learn how to do from blogs or videos. Not to mention, you will need permitting and inspections that may dictate who you can use for plumbing installation. 

Significant Remodeling Projects

If your remodeling project requires plumbing, you are going to need a licensed plumber. Besides the peace of mind of the licensing validating their expertise, you need to know that your plumber can perform changes and installations with precision. When plumbing is done improperly, you may experience catastrophic plumbing failures. A small leak can waste tens of thousands of gallons of water or lead to a catastrophic failure that costs you tens of thousands of dollars. 

Why should I use a plumber with a general contracting license?

In the same way, you can only do so much plumbing yourself, and plumber can get into situations in which there are enough construction elements that a general contractor is required to continue or complete a project. There are some installations and renovations for which permits will need to be pulled can only be done by a general contractor. If your plumber has their contractor license, it can benefit the project in many ways, including:

  • Making minor repairs or changes to walls
  • Moving plumbing appliances and systems from one place to another
  • Installing sewer lines and drains
  • Installing significant piping systems and replacing old pipes
  • Repairing water damage to structural members
  • Installing or repairing floor joists and structural members
  • Hire other contractors if needed to assist, only a GC can legally do that!
  • Much more

The question really becomes, if it is an option, why would you use a plumber that does not have their general contracting license? In North Carolina, there are far more pros than cons when it comes to hiring a licensed plumber for your project. 

Are you searching for a plumber with multiple licenses in the Statesville area? Do you want to bring on the versatility of an expert plumber who can also do a measure of general contracting? Action Service Company is your trusted source in Statesville, Iredell County, and surrounding areas. For more information about how we can help your plumbing projects, contact the team at Action Service Company today.