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Why Choose a Licensed Plumber?

Welcome to our resource page dedicated to empowering consumers with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions regarding plumbing services. Understanding the vital role of the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling (PHC) industry in ensuring your health and safety is paramount. Here, we aim to shed light on several key aspects that highlight the importance of choosing a licensed plumber for your needs.

The Importance of the Indiana Plumbing Licensing Law

The Indiana Plumbing Licensing Law plays a crucial role in safeguarding the wellbeing of residents across the state. It establishes the standards and qualifications necessary for plumbers to legally provide their services. By adhering to these regulations, licensed plumbers ensure that all plumbing work meets high safety and quality standards, thus protecting you and your family from potential health risks and property damage.

Learn more about how the Indiana Plumbing Licensing Law protects you.

Health Protection by Professional Plumbers

Professional plumbers are not just technicians; they are guardians of public health. By properly installing and maintaining plumbing systems, they prevent the risks associated with contaminated water and unsanitary conditions. This is crucial in preserving the health of Hoosiers, ensuring that every household and community has access to clean, safe water and efficient waste disposal systems.

The Economic Impact of Plumbing Contractors

Beyond their technical contributions, plumbing contractors play a significant role in the economy of Indiana. The PHC industry generates thousands of jobs and contributes significantly to the state's economic development. By choosing a licensed plumbing contractor, you are not only ensuring quality workmanship but also supporting the local economy and job market.

What You Should Know Before Hiring a Plumber

Making the right choice when hiring a plumber is critical. It's essential to understand the qualifications, experience, and reputation of any plumbing professional you consider. This includes verifying their licensing status, reading reviews, and understanding the scope of their services.
Here's what you need to know before hiring a plumber.
Your safety, health, and well-being are our top priorities. By choosing a licensed plumber, you ensure that your plumbing needs are addressed by a professional who is qualified, experienced, and committed to upholding the highest industry standards. Whether it's routine maintenance or emergency repairs, a licensed plumber is your best choice for reliable and safe services.

IDEM Drinking Water Viewer

The Drinking Water Viewer provides public access to public water system information, including sample results, contact information, and sample schedules.  In the Search for: Water Systems table below, enter your water system name or water system ID (PWSID), then click Search. A list of water systems will appear at the bottom of the screen. On the list, click on the name of your water system.  To generate Consumer Confidence Data for your public water system's annual Consumer Confidence Report, click on the button for Consumer Confidence Report (CCRs), search for your water system, and click "Download."

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National Drinking Water Standard to Protect 100M People from PFAS Pollution

As part of the Administration’s commitment to combating PFAS pollution, EPA announces $1B investment through President Biden’s Investing in America agenda to address PFAS in drinking water

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EPA Press Office (press@epa.gov)

WASHINGTON - Today, April 10, the Biden-Harris Administration issued the first-ever national, legally enforceable drinking water standard to protect communities from exposure to harmful per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), also known as ‘forever chemicals.’ Exposure to PFAS has been linked to deadly cancers, impacts to the liver and heart, and immune and developmental damage to infants and children. This final rule represents the most significant step to protect public health under EPA’s PFAS Strategic Roadmap. The final rule will reduce PFAS exposure for approximately 100 million people, prevent thousands of deaths, and reduce tens of thousands of serious illnesses. Today’s announcement complements President Biden’s government-wide action plan to combat PFAS pollution.                                                                         

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Save Your Cabinets From a Leaky Faucet

Special thanks to Dave Heffner of Winsupply of Indianapolis for this tip

How many of you have ever had a leak under the kitchen sink whether it was from the faucet, garbage disposal or the reverse osmosis drinking water system? These types of leaks can literally do thousands of dollars in water damage to the flooring and surrounding structure. Consider putting a mat under the sink along with a leak detector that will let you know when there is a water leak under the sink.

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