What the Public Should Know Before Hiring A Plumber


Safe plumbing is vital to life

In the State of Indiana the law recognizes the importance of the work of plumbers.

”It is hereby declare to be the policy of the State of Indiana that, in order to safeguard the life, health, and public welfare of its citizens, the business of plumbing construction and improvements is a matter affecting the public interest, and any person engaging in the business as here defined should be required to establish his competency and qualifications to be licensed as herein provided.”

IC 25-28.5-1

Choosing A Plumber

How do you know that the plumber you choose will work to the correct quality standards and mandatory requirements? Members of the Indiana PHCC are licensed by the State of Indiana and the public can be confident that they will be employing someone with the necessary skills and commitment to high standards.

You can expect a member of Indiana PHCC to:-

1. Perform professionally, competently and responsibly

Carry out their own work or supervise the work of others with due regard to technical quality, appropriate insurance coverage and the interests of employers, employees and clients; communicating and performing to an acceptable standard.

2. Safeguard the environment and public health and safety

Take all reasonable care to avoid damaging the environment or creating any danger of death, injury or ill-health to any person or damage to property.

3. Comply with all relevant laws, regulations, standards and codes

Work in accordance with the relevant statutory requirements and plumbing codes.

4. Broaden, improve and maintain their skills, knowledge and personal qualities

Keep up-to-date with developments in the plumbing industry by attending and participating in relevant training and educational activities.

5. Uphold the dignity, standing and reputation of the Indiana PHCC and the plumbing industry

Act professionally and adopt a form of behavior and appearance that will not cause offence or embarrassment to others.

Who Is PHCC?

PHCC has been advocate for plumbing, heating and cooling contractors since 1883 on the national level and in Indiana since 1897. Contractor members nationwide put their faith in the association's efforts to lobby local, state and federal government, provide forums for networking and educational programs, and to deliver the highest quality of products and services.

PHCC's mission statement is the guiding principle of the association:

The mission of the Indiana Association of Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors (IAPHCC) is to advance member success by enhancing professionalism through education and training, and to provide leadership for the industry.

Our Present

Indiana has eight chapters: Fort Wayne PHCC, Greater Indianapolis PHCC, North Central Indiana PHCC, Northwest Indiana PHCC, South Central PHCC, South Central PHCC, Southwestern PHCC, and St. Joe Valley PHCC . Local chapters are the grass roots of the organization and provide the primary contract with the member.

Our Training

Our plumbing contractor members have been trained through an apprentice program approved by the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training, a division of the United States Department of Labor and the Indiana Plumbing Commission. Four years in apprenticeship is required to become a licensed journeyman.  A contracting firm offering services to the public must have at least one member holding a Contractor license. The license number must be displayed in the office, on the vehicle, and in all advertising.