At Black Mountain Plumbing we have both plumbers and plumbing contractors. Our plumbers handle plumbing repairs and install some plumbing appliances like a water heater or water filtration system. Our plumbing contractors handle larger jobs pipe replacement and slab leaks. They also do a lot of bathroom and kitchen remodeling.
Plumbers and plumbing contractors are not necessarily the same thing. When you have a leaky faucet, a clogged drain, or another common plumbing problem, you’re most likely dealing with a plumber. On the other hand, plumbing contractors are usually called only when there is a major plumbing problem or brand new plumbing is being installed in an addition, a new home, or during a major remodeling project. There are certain advantages of hiring one or the other in specific situations, and in some instances, either may be able to fix the problem. There are few plumbing issues that can be taken lightly, however, and new installations and major plumbing problems are even more serious tasks! Knowing when and if you should call a plumbing contractor is the first step in a quick and effective fix that will last for years.
Plumbing Contractors Are Best for Major Plumbing Problems
When it comes to major plumbing problems, certified plumbing contractors are your go-to guys. There’s really little need to ask yourself what constitutes a major plumbing problem: When you have one, you’ll probably know pretty quickly!
Plumbing contractors are not likely to take on small jobs like leaky sinks or backed-up shower drains; in most cases, plumbing contractors are only called in for large plumbing issues like removing and replacing faulty septic systems, the total or near total replacement of piping, or the complete reconstruction of radiator heating systems. In some cases, a smaller plumbing company is headed by a certified plumbing contractor; if you deal with such a company for your smaller plumbing tasks, you may be more comfortable (and perhaps even better served) by sticking with that company for larger issues. However, when major plumbing problems are present, you shouldn’t depend on your local handyman to fix the problem as he or she is not likely to have the tools or man power to do the job fast and effectively.
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