Do Plumbers Need to Be Qualified in the UK?

A leaky tap, burst pipe, or overflowing toilet can turn your day upside down fast, so it can be tempting to use the first plumber available to get things back to normal. But what if that plumber doesn't have many - or any - qualifications to their name?

If you're thinking about calling a plumber but aren’t sure how qualifications come into it, let the experts at DMA Property Solutions help you out. Keep reading to find out if plumbers need certifications and why a qualified pro is always the better choice!

Do Plumbers Legally Need to Be Qualified in the UK?

In most cases, plumbers don't need a specific qualification to work on your system. The only exception is if they’ll be working on gas appliances and pipework, as they must be registered with Gas Safe to be legally compliant.

Of course, just because qualifications aren't mandatory doesn't mean you should hire the first person with a spanner! Choosing a qualified plumber is the way to go for a few reasons, from quality to safety. Read the next section to find out more!

Why Should You Hire a Qualified Plumber?

There are several advantages to hiring a qualified plumber instead of going with an unqualified contractor. Here are the main ones to keep in mind:

  • Qualified plumbers have the know-how to diagnose problems quickly and accurately. They'll have the right tools for the job and can fix issues using the proper methods, resulting in a long-lasting solution with less likelihood of future problems. This ends up saving you time and money down the line.
  • Plumbing systems can be complex and involve hazards like water leaks. Qualified plumbers are trained in safety protocols to minimise risks during repairs, reducing the chance of injury or property damage.
  • Qualified plumbers typically offer warranties on their labour and sometimes on parts used. Additionally, they'll likely have liability insurance to cover any unexpected damage. This provides peace of mind knowing you're protected.

Looking for Qualified Plumbers in the South? DMA Has Your Back

With over 15 years of experience, DMA’s qualified plumbers are ready to tackle a wide range of residential and commercial plumbing issues. We’re Gas Safe registered and highly trained in compliance, so we know how to adhere to strict UK safety regulations at every stage of our work. Whatever the size or complexity of your plumbing system, you can count on us to get the job done right.

And our expertise goes beyond plumbing. We're approved to install and service various boiler types and perform gas safety checks on your property, keeping your appliances working their best. Our M&E contractors also have NAPIT and MCS accreditation.

We serve all of Bournemouth, Poole, Wimborne, Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire, and the surrounding areas. Book your free consultation online or call us on 01202 090010 today!

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