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The Real Costs of Hiring an Unlicensed Plumber

Posted on: August 25, 2015

Although it might be tempting to try and save some cash by hiring an unlicensed plumber, you may want to rethink that idea. Unlicensed plumbers may cost less upfront, but you may end up paying for it later.

What is an unlicensed plumber? If you aren’t familiar with the term, don’t worry, we’re here to help clarify this for you. Having a plumbing license is much like having a driver’s license – the professional has been certified to provide quality plumbing services in your state. Licensed plumbers have spent thousands of hours working in apprenticeships, learning the best practices and methods to working with all different types of plumbing installations and repairs. In order to obtain a plumbing license, individuals are required to pass a criminal background check, pass a licensing test, file a business name with the state, complete any additional prerequisite training required by the state, and show proof of commercial liability insurance. Unlicensed plumbers may perform work that’s unauthorized by city codes, which can result in fines later down the road for you. They may also do a ‘quick fix,’ which seems like it helps upfront, but actually causes a much bigger headache down the line. Not only will this be costly, but it can also be dangerous.

When you hire a licensed plumber, they’re brought in by contract, which legally binds and ensures the work they perform. An unlicensed plumber is uncontracted, so their work is not legally bound. If you pay them upfront, they could take off with the money and not perform the full job, and a court would not be able to help hold them accountable.

Even though it may seem tempting to hire an unlicensed plumber to save money, it’s always best to hire a licensed, professional plumber. Dial 1 Johnson Plumbing a licensed plumbing company, based in Cedar Hill, Texas, and we are the most trusted plumbers in the area. We’ve been in the business since 1965 and maintain an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.

 

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Great service




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This company always makes my service experience pleasant. I get a courtesy call to confirm the appointment and to let me know the arrival time for the appointment. The plumber, James, gives a great explanation for the work needed and is very efficient at doing the job. I can definitely recommend this company.


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Excellent Service - Outstanding




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Starting with my initial call and interaction with the Office Manager Andy, the service was outstanding. The onsite team beginning with Matt, the leak detection person and ending with the plumbers (Jonathan and James), the service was excellent. I highly recommend this company for your plumbing needs.


Map of Dallas, TX

Great Service!




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I was very impressed with the overall service. I love the quality of work and the fact that I received a call saying they were heading my way 30 minutes after the timeline given.


Map of Waxahachie, TX

Totally satisfied




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I’ve been recently widowed and a failed water heater was stress I didn’t need. James and this company took care of me and gave me peace of mind.


Map of Cedar Hill, TX

Excellent




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Map of Cedar Hill, TX

Great service. Nicely done job.




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The work performed by Don is beautiful. Don came to replace our old water heater. He’s very thorough and skillful. Our family greatly appreciate his work. Thank you very much Don.


Map of Cedar Hill, TX

Great service!




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Map of Duncanville, TX

Great Service and Awesome Price!




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My serviceman was Don. He was Awesome! I was extremely pleased with the service. Before starting he thoroughly checked the job out to see what was entailed. He helped me pick out the items I would need and took time to answer my questions and concerns.It was evident that he wanted to do a good job and the customer was first which was me. I was educated on the procedures. He told me what he needed to do, how it was going to be, and how long it would take. And he gave me a good price. Don is experienced and highly efficient. He is well-organized and neat. His work is eye-catching and eye-pleasing. There were no water drippings or stains left on my white tile floor. When finished, he left his work area neat and clean. He hauled old items away. He did an AWESOME job! I recommend Dial One Johnson Plumbing which I will be using again and again. And I will be personally asking for Don. When the job, was finished he thanked me for allowing him to serve me.Good customer service means a lot.


Map of Cedar Hill, TX

Excellent Service




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Exceptional customer service from Debra taking the initial call to James fixing the plumbing issue. My telephone call to Dial One was taken quickly and efficiently addressed; no long wait on line for a person to answer. My information on the problem was promptly taken and steps taken to help me. James arrived promptly and was working to fix the plumbing issue within minutes of arriving at our home. James definitely knew what he was doing, very knowledgeable and very personable. If Debra and James are the typical caliber of Dial One employees, Dial One is a solid service provide and be my “go to” company. My thanks to Debra and James, they made resolution to this problem a quick, easy fix for us.


Map of Midlothian, TX

Detailed and professional




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Daniel explained clearly and completely his evaluation..very impressive


Best Plummer Ever!




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I called there office in a panic! There was water in the closet by my hall bath. I had already had three Plummer’s out and the all said the leak was fixed. The whole shower had been taken out and the cold water rerouted because of THE LEAK. Well there went a thousand dollars. But we still had the leak! We had to pay to have the tub and tile replaced another seventeen hundred dollars we still Have THE LEAK! They have to tear out some of the brand new tile and replace the faucet . And had to pay to have that repaired two hundred fifty dollars! Go into the bedroom in the closet this morning and THE LEAK is back!! All over the carpet now we are back to square one. I call your office and the lady that answered the phone was very kind and I was about to loose it. I felt like I had been betrayed by three different Plummer’s and did not know who to trust. She assured me that your technicians were the best and would find the problem. Then the man of the day showed up to my door same day mind you. And he did not know he was going to be the man of the day at least in my world. Curley walked me through each and every step of what he was doing and showed me how he eliminated each possibility to get to the root of THE LEAK! Finally a resolution was in sight! He found it with his trusty camera and plus all the water everywhere behind the wall. He showed it to me and I was so happy to see it could be fixed. I was thinking we must have a leak in the slap which would mean the tub and tile work would all have to be redone and I was so relieved Curley and his apprentice where very professional, kind, and just the best! They cleaned up everything like nothing had happened😁 My husband arrived right as they were getting ready to leave and I him if he could show him what they had done and he did. My husband was was very impressed with him as well and appreciated him taking the time to show him what the problem was. I can not say enough good things about Curley. I will recommend your company every one I know. Thank you for making my day by finding THE LEAK!


Great Service!




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On time, helpful and knowledgeable.


Great Service




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Jonathan arrived timely and performed his service quickly and professionally.


Exceptional Service




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Kerlin provided exceptional service! He was very professional and knowledgeable and provided a detailed explanation of the services and costs associated to each service. Great job!


Very professional service




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Very helpful.