Customers are often wondering about the differences between plumbing contractors and plumbers. Most will ask, “are plumbing contractors known as plumbers too?” Although these terms appear to be synonymous, there are a few differences that can help you decide the difference between the two. Here’s a quick guide to these two service providers to help you find the right help.

For starters, if there’s a problem in regards to the plumbing system at home (e.g. clogged faucet leaks, etc.) a plumber is the perfect person for this kind of repair. Meanwhile, the duty of contractors is exclusively for remodeling, renovations, constructions, work that involves fixes and installation in the home’s water supply, the septic system, and many more.

A Plumber’s Duties

Homeowners often call plumbers for an efficient solution during plumbing emergencies. They can also handle various plumbing needs such as burst pipes repairs, or even the overflowing toilets.

Plumbers are the perfect people to handle minor repairs or installations to the plumbing system. These includes:

  • Faucets
  • Toilets
  • Sinks
  • Bathtubs
  • Showers
  • Shower drains
  • Food disposals
  • Hot water dispensers 
  • Water filtration

Who are Professional Plumbers?

Plumbers are trained. Plumbing skills gained through official or informal training from their fellow plumbers. We have experienced plumbers that can repair any plumbing problems.

These professionals may be employed by a plumbing contractor or run their own small businesses.

What Do Plumbing Contractors do?

A plumbing contractor is familiar with a plumber’s day-to-day practices but focuses on long-term, complex projects such as new construction and renovation. The type of job that these contractors usually deal with is more difficult than a plumber. They are responsible for constructing a home or building’s waste or water disposal system. Plumbing contractors can also work with electric or gas water heaters, as well as tankless water systems. Gas control valves, water control and softening equipment, or any other equipment that requires professional installation.

Moreover, these contractors can be a consultant for clients that are currently in the planning phase. Plumbing contractors also ensure that the maintenance or construction that they are running, is in accordance with the legal codes of the state, and of the federal regulations. During final inspection they ensure the plumbing system is properly evaluated and assessed.

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