Frequently Asked Questions About Plumbers

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There are a various frequently asked questions about plumbers and plumbing services. However, it is actually very important for you to ask these questions to your plumbers before you hire them.

There are a lot of plumbing contractors in Vancouver who provides you various plumbing services with great work satisfaction – but, then again, without wasting your time here are a few frequently asked questions about plumbing services –

1.    When is a plumbing license required?

A – Without a plumbing license, no one should go for any plumbing work and it is always advisable for you to look for a plumber’s license, before hiring him or her. A license means that plumber is capable enough and he or she can tactfully handle all your plumbing issues.

2.    What requires a plumbing permit?

A – You need plumbing permit for the following reasons

a.    For all new plumbing installations.
b.    For all existing plumbing installations if a fixture, soil or waste opening or conductor is to be moved or relocated.
c.    For each individual unit of a multistory building if there is more than one unit.
d.    For buildings that are considered separate if:

       I.    The connection between them is not a necessary part of the structure of either building.
       II.    If they are not under a continuous roof.

e.    For a new house sewer or for a house sewer that is to be replaced.
f.    For a new water service or for a water service that is to be replaced.
g.    For the addition of a backflow prevention device to an existing water service.
h.    For a new water heater installation or for a water heater installation that is to be replaced.
i.    For taking over a plumbing installation originally permitted to another master plumber or for assuming responsibility to correct and test an installation made by someone else.

3.    What type of plumbing work can a maintenance man do or not do?

A – A maintenance man can only repair plumbing to keep plumbing in good working order. A maintenance man cannot replace or install any type of plumbing, which includes the following – water heaters, toilets, tubs, showers, sinks, faucets, drains, vents, dishwashers, disposals, grease traps, sewers and water services.

These are a few things you need to take care of while you are hiring a plumber. Make sure you are only hiring a licensed plumber – so that nothing goes wrong.

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