This is how you check your Northern Beaches plumber is licensed
You may be able to call the average unlicensed handyman to carry out some repairs around your Northern Beaches property, but when it comes to plumber, it’s a very different story.
NSW Fair Trading mandate the need for a licence before you can do any plumbing, draining or gasfitting (including LP gasfitting) work in NSW, regardless of the cost of the work and regardless of whether the work is residential, commercial or industrial.
Fortunately, it’s easy to know what you can and can’t do and even easier to check whether your Northern Beaches plumber is legally qualified to do the work.
How to check a plumber’s licence
Whenever you use a tradesperson like a plumber to work around your home, it’s always a good idea to check that they are
current with their contractor licence.
First, you will need to fire up your favourite internet browser to visit: https://www.onegov.nsw.gov.au/publicregister/#/publicregister/search/Trades.
On this page, you will see that all you need to check your local Northern Beaches plumber licence is one or a combination of the following:
- Name of plumber (personal and/or company name)
- Licence number
- Trade (which in this case is a plumber)
Australian Business Number (ABN) or Australian Company Number (ACN) Enter your information into the search bar towards the top of the page and click on the magnifying glass to the right. From there, you will be taken to a new page that features all the information you need to know about your plumber. A green tick next to the name shows their licence to be current, but you need a little more information.
Clicking on the plumber’s name will take you to another page with more details about licensing and qualifications. Your plumber’s qualifications are important because you don’t want anyone working on your gas line who doesn’t possess the necessary training. This page will tell what your plumber, Northern Beaches service can do, including:
- Standard plumbing
- Roof plumbing
- LP Gasfitter
Now that you know your Northern Beaches plumber has all the necessary training, and their license is up to date, you still might want to know a little bit more about them.
You should also make sure to check that their insurance is current. Fortunately, accidents are rare, but it’s always good to have insurance as a backup, especially for big jobs.
Knowing a plumber’s reputation will also help to ensure you are only working with a professional service. In this case, a quick Google search for their business name should bring up reviews. Make sure you read all the reviews, even the negative ones because that is the best way to get the full story.
Need a professional and licensed Northern Beaches Plumber?
Chris of Eze-Flow Plumbing is a licensed Northern Beaches plumber with years of experience in both commercial and residential settings. He can fix any plumbing issue ranging from burst pipes, blocked drains to more complex plumbing problems like storm water systems and drainage. Chris can visit your location in no time and offers a 24/7 service, Why not contact Chris today?
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