Whenever you need any kind of plumbing work carried out in your home, it’s important to choose a local Worthing plumber who has the necessary skills and qualifications to do the job properly and safely. This can make the task of engaging a plumber for the first time a little risky, as the onus is on you to check that they’ve got the right certificates and registrations in place. It’s important to always check the credentials of any Worthing plumber you use, as allowing an untrained and unskilled plumber to work in your home could lead to property damage and the need for more expensive repairs.
In general, a qualified Worthing plumber should have the following qualifications:
- a City and Guilds Certificate in Plumbing at level 1 for small domestic jobs, and level 2 for larger plumbing projects – this should be the basic minimum qualification any Worthing plumber has
- Gas Safe registration, if the Worthing plumber carries out any work on gas boilers or appliances – this is a legal requirement
- an OFTEC certificate – only if the Worthing plumber does work with LPG or solid fuel appliances.
If you’re not sure whether a Worthing plumber has the qualifications they claim to have, you can ask to see evidence or check their registration online. This will take a couple of minutes of your time, but could save you a lot of money and stress in the long run.