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7 Benefits of the Plumbers Compliance Certificate

25 January

For most of us, when we need plumbing work done, it’s a relatively simple matter of finding a great plumber and then getting on with life. But what’s all this you’ve heard about plumbers compliance certificate when you hire plumbers?

If a pipe has gone bang, your drain is blocked, your hot water’s on the blink, or you’re getting a new kitchen sink installed, you’re going to need a plumber — one that meets the industry standards. In Queensland legislation, plumbing work is categorised in four ways.

There’s unregulated work, minor work, notifiable work, and assessable compliance work. And depending on what you’re doing or getting done, you will almost certainly need a licensed tradie. You may need to let the Council know, and you may even need council approval or inspection. So if you’re getting your plumbing done and you’re looking around for a great Gold Coast plumber, make sure to ask them if they know all about the plumber’s compliance certificate.

What is a plumbing certificate of compliance?

It’s a document that a licensed plumber will give you and the relevant bodies that certify that the work they’ve done complies with all of the plumbing standards, codes and regulations that may be applicable.
Only a licensed plumber can issue a plumbing compliance certificate because it’s an important document that protects against lousy workmanship.

What exactly is a plumbing compliance certificate for?

That plumbing compliance certificate isn’t just a piece of bureaucratic paper that the plumber signs on. It’s proof that the work they’ve done is not only compliant but has been tested and proven to be safe.

It’s your and your plumber’s legal obligation to ensure that the plumbing work done is compliant, working and safe. The plumber’s compliance certificates are a permanent legal record of that.

What makes plumbers compliance certificates so important?

7 Benefits

1. Dodgy tradies

As mentioned above, the main benefit of certified plumbers is to separate the best, fully licensed tradespeople from those prone to faulty plumbing services.

2. Great tradies!

As the pay-off to isolating dodgy tradies, the best tradies are leftover – which makes picking a great plumber to do your work all the more accessible and safer.

3. Gas Fitting

A gas compliance certificate confirms your gas fitter is licensed. And that the work carried out meets the required safety standards.

4. Property protection

If you engage a plumber who will not meet state regulations, you’re putting your valuable property (and even more of your hard-earned money) at risk.

5. Safety

Never forget, all those regulations – including the plumber’s compliance certificate – are there to protect you, your family and your community in terms of health, safety and comfort.

6. Penalties

In short, you want to avoid them! It’s not just the plumber that could be liable for breaching the rules about compliance certificates — you could be too! And the penalties can be harsh. Not to mention having to get the work done again correctly, this time by a professional plumber.

7. Insurance

If the plumbing certificate of compliance is missing or not completed properly, you could run into trouble with your insurance company if you ever need to make a claim.

So, in a nutshell, if you raise the issue of the plumbing compliance certificate with the plumber of your choice and they fob you off, that’s a flashing red flag!

Rely Only On The Licensed And Accredited Plumbers For A Reliable Service

With Gold Coast Plumbing Company, you can be sure we’re not just highly recommended, skilled, and experienced. We’re fully licensed, insured, and well-versed in all the ins and outs of the plumber’s compliance certificate too!

We provide quality standards compliant work and service in all areas of the Gold Coast, including Labrador, Pacific Pines, Robina, Palm Beach, Varsity Lakes and everywhere in between. For more info, check out our plumbing FAQs, or get in touch today!