Get Emergency Plumbing Advice & Guidance

Consider the following factors before contacting an Emergency Plumber Licensing & Insurance, Service Time, Costs, Warranty, Permits & Parts.


If you need an emergency plumber, ask if he or she is licensed by your state. To ensure that plumbers possess the necessary plumbing knowledge, they must pass Tafe exams and complete an apprenticeship. A plumber who works in an emergency situation will usually complete their apprenticeship within four years. A business license is not the same as a plumber’s business license. Business licenses are issued to plumbers who want to start a business. An emergency plumber does not need to be qualified or have passed the exams in order to obtain a business license.


In order to be compliant, all plumbers must carry workers’ compensation insurance as well as liability coverage. In the event of an accident at work, worker’s compensation will cover both the emergency plumber as well as any employees. The homeowner may be liable for any medical expenses and costs associated with the injury of the plumber on their premises without this insurance.

In the event of a plumber being unable to fix a problem, liability insurance will cover repairs or damages. The insurance coverage will cover damages if the plumber injures your house while attempting fix the problem. The homeowner is responsible for damage if the plumber doesn’t have insurance.

It is often less expensive to hire plumbers that do not hold liability insurance or have workers’ compensation because the premiums are lower. But the cost is minimal when compared with the costs of injury and accidents.

Response Times

The emergency plumbing company should be able to tell you how soon they will fix your problem. The emergency plumbers will respond to you 24 hours per day and 7 days per week. However, if the distance between your house and their place of work is long, it may take a while for them to arrive. A bad leak can cause thousands of dollars in damage. You can ask them to refer you an emergency plumbing service if they’re a few miles away.


You can ask about charge-out rates per hour and whether the plumber is able to give you a rough estimate by phone. The majority of plumbers won’t give you an estimate until they see the issue, but you could ask them for an estimated figure. Most emergency plumbers will also charge you a service call fee, in addition to their hourly rates and the cost of parts. If they come to your home, regardless of whether the issue is fixed or not, they will charge you for this service call. You should ask what form of payment the plumber will accept. Many plumbers will accept cash or checks on account, while some only accept credit card payments.

You should ask about both the parts warranty and the labor warranty. The warranty is usually only for parts. The plumber should provide a warranty on its services.


You can ask them if most of the common parts will be in their van, or if you’ll need to make trips to a store. Ask who is responsible for paying the plumber’s time if they have to go to the shop to buy parts.