Importance of hiring a Licensed Plumbing Contractor vs. Non-licensed

Importance of hiring a Licensed Plumbing Contractor

A professional Plumber is a skilled tradesman. There are many benefits of hiring a licensed Plumber. This individual has attended school and apprenticed under a state licensed Master Plumber to learn the tricks of the trade. When you hire a state licensed Plumber you are hiring a knowledgeable professional.

A home improvement contractor’s license is NOT the same as a Plumbing License.  This is where a lot of homeowners can be  ill-informed or confused that they have a Licensed Plumber doing their Plumbing.  Don’t be afraid to ask for specific License.  Make sure you are getting what you pay for!


How is licensing done for Plumbers?

Plumbers usually undergo a very rigorous training to get their certification done. These processes involve the following procedures:

  • Their training starts with an apprenticeship that can last for a number of years and it’s only after that they will be able to work independently.
  • The Plumbers Licensing Board issues the licenses for Plumbers and other trades-persons. This is issued only to experienced applicants that are suitably qualified for the jobs.
  • The best Plumbers in the industry are always certified, experienced and pays a guarantee for their work. Since they have undergone extensive training, they can handle even the most complex jobs in a skilled and efficient manner.

Benefits of hiring a licensed Plumbing contractor

Licensing displays a willingness to comply with all current laws, regulations and safety measures recommended, instead of relying on outdated and potentially harmful methods. It also shows that the Plumber wants his clients to know that he’s a professional. This shows dedication to his field, distinguishing him from somebody who may look at plumbing as a way to simply make extra money on the side. Licensed Plumbers are usually required to carry insurance. This can save your money. If the Plumber is injured while working on your property, their insurance will cover their medical care. If there is no insurance, you could be stuck paying those high bills. Insurance, in many cases, can also ensure that the work the Plumber does, comes with assurance of quality.

As you can see, there are many benefits of hiring a licensed Plumber, and really no disadvantages. It is always advisable to opt for licensed Plumbing contractor than an unlicensed one.

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Kicking Plumber Stereotypes in the Butt



You are waiting for the Plumber, and what do you expect?  Butt crack hanging out, slob of a Plumber waiting to sell you a whole bunch of stuff you don’t need?   Maybe leaving a dirt trail behind him and greasy fingerprints on everything he comes in contact with.  This sadly is the image Plumbers have given in the past.

Ray has been trying to break the Plumber stereotype for the past 11 years in CT.  Coming in and really listening to the customer and what they WANT, vs. all the gadgets in the world we could sell them.


Rest assured that at Ray Page Plumbing, INC you will get a text message when we are on our way with a picture of the licensed tech/Plumber and a small biography of who we are sending out.   We will do your work up to code, be friendly and come with a smile.  We wear booties in the house ,when permitted, and will clean up OUR mess when we are done!  You deserve a REAL person who is knowledgeable, and can help you with your Plumbing problem.  We take great pride in the quality of work we do  here at Ray Page Plumbing, INC!  Come into our local shop and see us!  Schedule an appointment, or see us at local events in Vernon and surrounding towns!

Call Today 860-926-4842 , Kat or Yvette our wonderful dispatchers would be more than thrilled to speak with you!

How to Survive a One Bathroom Household


One bathroom… family of 4 or 5… and then you have company over too!  Ahhhh.. it’s a waiting line in your hallway, ear to the door waiting for the “whoosh” of the toilet flushing.

One bathroom…. “what were we thinking!”   This is what you think to yourself as your 3rd in line in your own home!  Never mind if anyone is ill in the house.  Forget any privacy while you’re in the shower or bathtub… When you gotta go, you gotta go!



One renovation If possible  would be to close off the toilet area!  Let’s be honest , though.. this isn’t possible in a small single family home in most cases.  If it is, DO IT!  It will make room for bathing, brushing teeth, makeup , hair or doing your “business.”  MULTI-TASKING family!



Doing something so little as adding another sink in the bathroom, may make your life in the morning sooooo much easier.  If you do a vanity you have more storage and counter space as well!  2 Mirrors, or one big mirror?  YES Please.  Will make your bathroom appear bigger too, WIN-WIN!

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Do you have beach towels -in the linen closet -in the bathroom?  Well time to re-think this decision.  Move things like beach towels, first aide supplies, medicine, hair products, makeup and extra OUT of the bathroom.  That way if you need these items it’s not a hassle when it’s being occupied, and you don’t have to subject yourself to any unpleasant odors.  Let’s be honest, this is true in every  household.  Okay, and for the part no one really wants to talk about… getting sick.  When someone in the house (some cases EVERYONE) is sick… first dibs should always go to #2!  Have a “barf” bucket handy ….. it’s unpleasant.. but this is life, and people have been dealing with one bathroom households forever!!



This can work for kids of all ages.  Clearly this won’t work 100% of the time… I mean if you son is covered in mud–you may not want to wait until his nighttime shower to get him cleaned up.  But, you know what we mean.  If Dad normally wakes up at 5am and takes a shower, there should be plenty of time for Mom to get up and take a shower after getting the kids ready at 6:30am.  See what we mean, kids then take their showers in the evening, and this is a great way to divvy up the bathroom time.

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MOST IMPORTANTLY:  MAINTAIN THE BATHROOM, I mean it’s your only one for the ENTIRE family…. if it goes “OUT OF ORDER”.. that’s when the scramble really begins!

If you get clogs in the sink, tub or toilet on a regular basis, time to have the Plumber in and nip that in the bud ASAP!  If it keeps happening, it wouldn’t be a terrible idea to be put on a maintenance program with Ray Page Plumbing, INC does offer!  This usually offers homeowners future savings as well!

TIP:  Show your entire family where the water shut off is.  You won’t be sorry!

If there is a leak or a drip or a wobbly faucet.. get it fixed!  It’s costly to have a leak, and can lead to more serious problems!  Call Ray Page Plumbing, INC for a free quote on Plumbing issues.

Any questions?  Call Ray Page Plumbing, INC (860) 926-4842
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