Thursday, July 2nd, 2020

You may not need a Cincinnati licensed master plumber. Here’s why…

Would you schedule an appointment with a spine surgeon if your back was sore? Probably not. Instead, you’d likely visit your primary care physician, a chiropractor, or a good massage therapist because spine surgeons are expensive, and their advanced qualifications aren’t necessary for the issue at hand.

These are the same reasons why a Cincinnati licensed master plumber is usually not the best person to hire for your general plumbing repairs. It’s easy to think otherwise, given their education and impressive title, but the fact is that licensed master plumbers usually bill at higher rates, even when performing routine plumbing tasks. 

The plumbers at Allied Reddi-Rooter have years of experience and training. In fact, we’ve been helping home and business owners with all their plumbing needs for 70 years. From major jobs like water main installation and sewer repair to sump pump installation, we can do it all – and we do not carry a licensed master plumber certificate. 

What is a licensed master plumber anyway? 

Licensed master plumbers have advanced accreditation that can take up to a decade to earn. They can oversee large teams of plumbers and they’re often employed to take the lead on major construction jobs like new office buildings and housing communities. 

While they can certainly clear drains, address and fix water heater issues and pinpoint the source of leaks, licensed master plumbers will often assign smaller jobs to other plumbers on their team. If they do the job themselves, you can expect to pay their rates, which are usually higher than the rates of a plumber without a master certification. 

Why should I not use a licensed master plumber? 

The biggest reason to not use a licensed master plumber is cost, of course. But the fact is, you probably don’t need one. Additional accreditation is not needed for everyday plumbing repairs, no matter how extensive they are. 

Another concern is that, should you choose a plumbing company with a master licensed plumbing certification that doesn’t mean that the plumber who comes out to help you will be the one with advanced qualifications. Still, you could end up paying more just because one is on the payroll. And you may just end up paying for something that isn’t needed. 

What should I look for when choosing a plumber? 

The plumbing company you choose should have decades of experience. They should have a stellar reputation in the Cincinnati tri-state area, and many positive reviews from happy customers. They should also offer instant phone estimates, on premise estimates and emergency 24/7 services. 

Allied Reddi-Rooter offers all of the above and more. We won’t overcharge you for over-and-above quality work. Need a plumbing repair done by experts? Give us a call today.