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What is a Certified Master Plumber?

You shouldn’t let just anyone work on your plumbing; instead, you should always try to find a certified master plumber. Certified master plumbers are plumbing professionals who have gone through extensive training to attain diverse knowledge of plumbing. Keep reading to learn more about what a certified master plumber is and why they are beneficial to your plumbing.

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What is a Certified Master Plumber?

A certified master plumber is a person who has earned the highest professional level of plumbing. To become a master plumber in Maryland, one must complete an apprenticeship, become a licensed journeyman, hold a journeyman license for at least two years, show proof of 3,750 hours of training under the supervision of a licensed master plumber, and finally, pass an exam. Additionally, certified master plumbers can specialize in one area of plumbing, including general plumbing, pipefitting, steamfitting, pipelaying, and sprinkler systems. 

What Does a Certified Master Plumber Do? 

A certified master plumber installs, maintains, and repairs systems in a highly skilled manner that exceeds the expertise of regular plumbers. They are great for repairing and maintaining indoor and outdoor plumbing. Some additional duties of a certified master plumber include:

  • Maintaining and repairing urinals, toilets, faucets, and other general plumbing components 
  • Repairing and replacing steam and hot water exchangers for large building heating systems and swimming pools
  • Performing troubleshooting tasks and repairing water, steam, and gas distribution systems
  • Repairing and replacing sewage pumps, water heater pumps, and chilled water pumps
  • Maintaining and repairing radiator valves, steam valves, and condensation pipes

Why Work with a Certified Master Plumber?

Working with a certified master plumber is a great way to protect your plumbing and ensure that your plumbing system is working efficiently. There are three main reasons why you should work with a certified master plumber.

  1. Qualification and Knowledge

A certified master plumber has received the highest level of education in plumbing. They are more qualified than regular plumbers, and they have extensive knowledge of plumbing techniques, plumbing requirements, and all the things necessary to deliver a well-functioning system. In essence, certified master plumbers have been properly tested, trained, and prepared to handle any plumbing problem. 

  1. Legal Permission

A plumbing license certifies that the plumber has been properly educated and trained. It also certifies that they are legally allowed to provide plumbing services. All plumbers in Maryland are required to obtain a license from the Maryland State Board of Plumbing. If they don’t, it puts you at risk for poor workmanship and various liabilities. 

  1. Insurance

The last reason why it’s important to work with a certified master plumber is that all of them are insured. That means you are protected against liability if something happens to your plumbing system or home due to the uninsured party.  

A Maryland Certified Master Plumber to Handle All Your Plumbing Needs

The plumbing experts at Michael Runk Plumbing and Heating are certified master plumbers. We have years of experience in residential and commercial plumbing and can tackle any plumbing problem your building faces. Call us now at (866) 531-1456 or contact us online to schedule an appointment.

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Frederick County: Frederick (21701, 20702, 21703, 21709), New Market (21774) , Mount Airy (21771), Urbana (21704), Ijamsville (21754), Walkersville (21793), Libertytown (21762), Damascus (20872), and more.

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