Professionals in the plumbing industry abide by the plumbing code designated as an American National Standard which is enforced by the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO). Their compliance with the plumbing code is shown through the issuance of permits. A permit is obtained after a public inspection is completed and passed. You can easily pass these inspections by properly maintaining your plumbing system and completing repairs in a sufficient timeframe.
Maintaining Your Plumbing System
In order for plumbing systems to run efficiently, they must be installed correctly using high-quality, up to code products. Since your plumbing is one of the most used components in a home, it is essential that they function properly. The system should be regularly maintained to keep it running smoothly year after year. In most cases, it’s best to let professionals handle the maintenance of your plumbing system.
Repairing Your Plumbing System
Whenever your plumbing is in need of repair, make sure it is done right away. This will prevent any further issues. As a homeowner, some of these repairs may be done on your own but it is usually best to let a professional plumber handle the repairs. They’ll have the right parts and products to fix the plumbing accordingly and up to code standards. A plumbing contractor comes with experience and a guarantee of their services and products.
Plumbers’ Licensing and Permits
In the plumbing industry, there are city, county and state regulations that when complied with, permits and licenses are given. Nonetheless, the plumbing code stays the same for all plumbing contractors and is enforced by the IAPMO. There are also codes that make sure the community water and sewage disposal systems are maintained and kept safe. Although the code for sanitation is not the plumber’s code, it is relevant for all plumbing contractors if they wish to fulfill their own code’s standards.
When a plumbing contractor is licensed it means they fulfill all codes and regulations. They have passed all inspections and are cleared to continue work in the plumbing industry for private and public buildings. Never hire a plumbing company without licensing, certifications or permits. These documents prove their professionalism and assure that all products and services are in compliance with the codes and of the highest quality.