Dangers of Plumbing Remodeling Without a Permit

dangers of plumbing remodel without permit
Are you ready to start your kitchen renovation or bathroom remodeling project? Do you have all your materials, tools, and know-how? Hopefully, you have everything needed, but that doesn’t mean you’re ready to start just yet. If you don’t have the necessary permit, it needs to be taken care of immediately. Need professional assistance with a plumbing project? Compton Plumbing Services offers 24 hour plumbing repair, water heater installation, gas line repair, drain cleaning, and sewer line repair.

Plumbing Remodeling Permit Requirements

There are many reasons that cities require plumbing permits. Most of it has to do with ensuring the safety of your home and family. We’re going to discuss a few reasons not to skip obtaining the permit, even if it seems like no one would find out. Keep reading for more information!

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No Licensed Plumbing Professional Would Encourage It

licensed plumbing contractorsWhile no licensed plumber would encourage working without a permit, an untrained or unlicensed person might not feel the same way.

They may be more than willing to help you out. They often charge far less than what an experienced, professional plumbing remodeling company charges.

It’s a great feeling when people you know and TRUST want to help you with household projects.

However, unlicensed plumbers might encourage remodeling without a permit because they know their work won’t hold up to inspection. Maybe your area doesn’t require plumbing permits for projects, but having one holds your contractor to a higher standard – especially important since it’s your home, and you’ll be living with the results.

Remodeling Without a Permit Can Cost You

penalty fine remodeling without permitNot applying for and obtaining a plumbing permit might not be an issue in some areas. Some cities don’t require it or make the permitting process optional.

This is another good reason to work with a plumbing contractor that has experience working in your area.

In those areas that DO require a permit, they’re necessary to avoid fines. Although it might be very possible never to get caught, you could end up with problems and fines down the road when you’re ready to sell.

Another financial risk to consider is not necessarily with government fines, but with your homeowner’s insurance. Bathroom or kitchen remodeling can get tricky, and if a mistake is made without a permit, insurance may opt out of covering it.

Your Remodeling Project May Not Meet Safety Standards

plumbing remodel safety standardsThe worst part about a kitchen or bathroom remodeling project without a permit is the fact it could pose a risk to your family.

No one ever wants to be responsible for a loved one’s injury or illness but, it’s a very real possibility when forgoing a permit. If plumbing is not installed correctly, leaks can happen, resulting in mold.

Mold and mildew can cause a host of breathing problems including asthma and upper respiratory infections. Aside from not wanting to breathe in mold or mildew, a slow leak from a pipe can easily leave water on the floor. This might not be a big deal to adults, but a child might not see this, slip, fall, and hurt themselves.

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