What’s the Difference Between a Plumber and a Plumbing Contractor?

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Here at Troy and Sons Plumbing, we offer the services of a basic plumber as well as a plumbing contractor. Though both a plumber and a plumbing contractor can handle the same basic plumbing services, it’s important to know the difference between the two to know which one to request. Here are some of the main differences between a plumber and a plumbing contractor:

  • Licensing and certification: A plumbing contractor is required to hold specific licensing and certification to be permitted to handle larger plumbing and construction projects. A plumber is not always required to hold such a license, but plumbers may also be licensed and certified as plumbing contractors. Here at Troy and Sons Plumbing, we are licensed both as regular plumbers and plumbing contractors.

What’s the Difference Between a Plumber and a Plumbing Contractor?

  • Training and experience: It may not always be the case, but plumbers and plumbing contractors might have different training and experience. Plumbing contractors will often have more years of training and experience than your basic plumber because they are expected to know and handle more complex plumbing and construction tasks.
  • Repairs vs. construction: Usually, you call a plumber for basic repairs like a clogged drain, leaky toilet, or otherwise. You call a plumbing contractor for plumbing tasks that are related to construction, like renovations, new installations, or anything that includes the water supply or septic system.

These are just a few of the main differences between a plumber and a plumbing contractor. If you’d like to learn more about the two and find out which one is right for the plumbing you need, just give us a call today.

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