Water is so vital for our survival that having experienced and professional plumbers are now just as important as the water flowing through our pipes! Plumbers install and maintain the domestic and commercial pipeline systems that bring us potable water and natural gas. As homeowners, this is a significant priority for all of us since it is not only convenient but will also keep us healthy and safe.
You can easily find a plumber wherever you are in Australia. You can take your pick from the neighbourhood all-around handyman to professional plumbing contractors and everyone in between. To help you choose, look at your plumbing project and match it with the experience level of the plumber and your budget as well. Do they have 24/7 emergency plumbing services available? Do they give a warranty? The criteria for choosing is endless.
However, a non-negotiable factor for choosing a plumber is that whoever you hire should furnish you with a Certificate of Compliance once they have completed your project. You might have to pay extra for this, but it is worth it the end to give yourself the peace of mind you deserve. It shows that the plumbers you hire are a fully licenced and insured plumbing company and can pass industry and government standards.
Why is a Certificate of Compliance Important?
A Certificate of Compliance is a document licensed plumbers need to submit to you and the Victorian Building Authority (VBA) for work done on your property.
This includes water-related work, gas projects, sewer and drainage issues as well as any job worth of $750.00.
The Certificate of Compliance is essential. It acts as proof and a guarantee that all the work they have completed falls within and complies with the plumbing rules, regulations and standards in the state of Victoria.
If your plumber fails to submit a Certificate of Completion, he can get penalised, and you will have to deal with far-reaching consequences as well. You might not be allowed to move into your home, or even worse, if the completed job is not up to standard, you could have a bigger problem in the future.
Certificates of Compliance given out for the following services:
- Water Supply & Connections
- Water Heater (Solar) systems
- Natural Gas Fittings
- Roof & Stormwater-related Work
- Fire Protection (Sprinkler systems)
- And many more
A Guarantee of Excellent Plumbing Work
Choosing a professional and certified plumber might be a little harder on the budget, but homeowners and business owners will save so much more in the long run by receiving the best work possible. Only the Victorian Building Authority (VBA) can issue a license to any professional plumber working in the state. Licensed plumbers are usually the best of the lot, often with years of experience and training. It is mandatory to submit a Certificate of Compliance if you are a licensed and registered plumber in Victoria.
If your plumber is not able or is hesitant to give you a Certificate of Compliance, we advise you to find a new plumbing company. Your property could be at risk if your water systems are not installed or maintained correctly. You might even land in hot water with your local building standards office or your insurance company as well.
Most insurance companies require the Certificate of Completion for their records, especially if you have recently purchased home insurance from them.
Contact us for all your plumbing needs!
A Certificate of Completion is your plumber’s guarantee that his work is of the best calibre and also within industry standards. Make sure you hire a licensed plumber you can trust. If you need an experienced and professional plumber capable of submitting a Certificate of Completion, contact Pinnacle Plumbing today. We can handle all kinds of plumbing services for your home or business. We also have 24/7 Emergency plumbers on call to handle any emergency.