In a recent article from a small-town Maryland publication, the writer warned of some illegal activity that had been taking place in Queen Anne’s County, MD. Is it violence or drug or gang related? No, this illegal activity takes place all over the country, is often not cared about, and regularly goes unnoticed. However, it has the potential for disaster. What is it? Offering plumbing services without a license. I’m sure that seems pretty tame compared to other illegal activity, and it certainly doesn’t have the effects of the other things previously mentioned. Still, this is illegal for a reason. There is a potential price to be paid for using someone who isn’t licensed and who doesn’t exactly know what they’re doing. Regular plumbers work on gas lines in the house that could cause explosions if not properly repaired. They also work on faucets and drain lines that could leak or continue to backup causing thousands of dollars in damage. If they’re not licensed, they most likely aren’t insured, meaning it will be virtually impossible for them to pay for the repairs out of pocket if you do take legal action. In our line of work at Apex, there are still many who perform underground plumbing work without a license. If they’re willing to cut corners there, it begs the question: where else are they willing to cut corners? Will they charge you thousands of dollars only to do poor work they won’t stand behind? Will they be OSHA compliant or have lax safety standards? A recent article from Missouri detailed a man getting killed in a trench due to improper shoring. Cave ins can and do happen and uninsured underground plumbers who are hoping to make a quick buck and cut corners may not be prepared. The last thing anyone (especially homeowners or businesses) wants is for a man to be injured or die on their job. Once again, there’s a reason it is illegal to practice without a license. Inexperienced and unlicensed plumbers may be cheaper due to their lower cost to operate, but in the end, it has the potential to cost you much more.
At Apex, we are fully licensed and insured in every city in the Denver Metro area. We provide regular OSHA trainings for our crews and make safety a top priority. We have built our business of 33 years on excellent work and outstanding customer service. When you hire us for your project, rest assured you are not getting some fly-by-night company that is looking to cut corners. We take pride in our work and in our reputation. Next time you need a sewer repair, water line replacement, or any other underground wet utilities repair or replacement, contact Apex Plumbing! You’ll have the peace of mind knowing you have Denver’s biggest water and sewer line repair company at your service, fully licensed and insured.