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MEDIA RELEASE | Homeowners are warned not to use unlicensed tradespeople over the summer break.
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CHECK THE SERVICEMAN COMING TO YOUR HOUSE IS A LICENSED PLUMBER GASFITTER
New Zealand homeowners are being warned today not to use unlicensed tradespeople for plumbing, gasfitting, and drainlaying work. The Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board (PGDB), which regulates the industry, is calling on New Zealand homeowners to ask plumbers, gasfitters and drainlayers for their licence cards to ensure they are authorized to carry out the work.
PGDB Chief Executive, Max Pedersen said it is illegal for anyone to do plumbing, gasfitting, and drainlaying unless they are authorized to do so by the Board. From 1st April each year, plumbers, gasfitters, and drainlayers must re-license with the Board in order to work legally in New Zealand.
DON’T RISK NOT USING A LICENSED PLUMBER GASFITTER
“We’re reminding homeowners not to risk their family’s health and safety, or their insurance hiring unauthorized tradespeople to undertake work.
“Unlicensed plumbers, gasfitters and drainlayers potentially place consumers in harm’s way with their poor skills. New Zealanders have the right to have confidence that any plumbing, gasfitting or drainlaying service provided to them is safe.”
He added: “Anyone carrying out plumbing, gasfitting and drainlaying must be able to produce their licence card if asked. This provides consumers with assurance the work is being legally carried out by an authorized and competent trades person. Someone who is currently licensed by the PGDB.”
Consumers can also check to see if a plumber, gasfitter or trades person is authorized to carry out the work by logging onto the PGDB’s website at www.pgdb.co.nz, he said.
“If a homeowner believes work has been done by someone who is not authorized, or has concerns about the competency of tradespeople, they can make a complaint to the PGDB.”
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At Regency Plumbing all our team have a current license number and should have their card on them at all times.
We strongly endorse the comments of the boards CEO, Max Pedersen.
For a licensed plumber in Auckland or licensed gasfitter in Auckland, call Regency Plumbing. We are glad to be able to provide you someone who knows what they are doing.
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