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Plumber laments that he has to compete with unlicensed “butchers”

Bradley Zimmer is a proud, licensed plumber who wants more policing of lowball hacks

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January 4, 2019 by canadiancontractor

It is unfortunate that most homeowners shop for the bargain basement deal and wouldn’t have a clue as to what is a proper code… or above code. And most homeowners have no concept of straight square and plumb – they can only can see the finished bling. They have zero concept of a top of the line foundation or what a professionly completed mechanical job would entail. A totally proud, licensed installer views his completed work as total professionalism and a work of art, for which he/she spent the hours of training. Unfortunately, most renovations are done without any permits, allowing the butchers to take over that we, the skilled artists of our trades, have to compete with. I am a proud licensed plumber and my work ethic – and the appearance of my completed work – is truly correct and usually above code. It’s unfortunate that the money we as trades pay out to the colleges and universities does not go to putting the butchers out of our industry.

Bradley Zimmer



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