Don't Hire a Chuck - Hire a Professional Plumber

Article Date: 2/14/2018 | Posted By Nick



Don't Hire a Chuck - Hire a Professional Plumber

There are a lot of reasons that as a homeowner, you find yourself in need of the services of a licensed, experienced and trusted plumbing services company in Houston like Nick’s Plumbing and Sewer Services.

What’s the big deal if I hire a handyman?

I know this guy Chuck. He’s got a truck.

Yeah, and he’s probably got an awesome set of tools, too.

But be honest, if the guy who is coming over to install your toilet is the friend of a relative you only see around the holidays, it’s probably a better idea to make a call to Houston’s largest stand alone, family owned plumbing company, Nick’s Plumbing and Sewer Service.

But handymen are the cheaper option.

Yes, they are. And there is a reason for that.

The main reason is that they don’t have the responsibility of a pesky “reputation” to live up to. They exist in a bubble. There’s no reason for Chuck to be accountable.

Who are you going to call when it all goes wrong with Chuck?

Our licensed, continuously trained, and exceptionally well-groomed plumbing technicians drive fully stocked trucks, and chances are the part you need is right there on the truck.

In Texas, there is a minimum four-year process for the licensing of plumbing technicians. Those seeking their plumbing license must have four years of professional plumbing experience as an apprentice before they can even take the journeyman plumber’s exam.

It is illegal for anyone without a license and working for a plumbing company to perform any work on the plumbing inside or outside of your home.

Does that mean I can’t plunge my own toilet or replace my own faucet?

No, of course it doesn’t. As a homeowner you have some leeway to work on your home.

It means anyone who accepts payment for performing plumbing services without being licensed by the state and working for a plumbing company is breaking the law.

And when that bargain-budget toilet replacement goes bad in a year or two, good luck getting the insurance company to pay your claim when they find out that the flooded bathroom is Chuck’s fault.

Water damage is the #2 most filed insurance claim in the United States. The average claim is just over $10,000. How many of these filed claims started with a Chuck, and ended with the homeowner paying for the repairs out of their own pocket?

Saving a couple hundred dollars right now is always a great feeling, but don’t let your next plumbing repair turn into a sore subject at the next Thanksgiving dinner.

Don’t call Chuck.

Call Nick’s Plumbing & Sewer Service Today. We’re on the Way!


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