A permit insures that the plumbing work you’re paying for will be inspected by an objective third party. The inspection process helps to assure that you are receiving the work you’re paying for and that all work is performed to code. Additionally, if/when you sell your home, you can rest assured the work you had done will pass the home inspection process.
Most large plumbing projects will require a permit. If you hire a plumber, they will usually let you know which plumbing permits are needed to complete your project. Even small jobs that homeowners handle themselves can sometimes require a permit to comply with local building codes.
National plumbing codes help standardize work done by plumbers, although local state and county regulations supersede these. Before starting a plumbing project:
- check the local requirements for plumbing and other construction permits.
- check the local building and plumbing codes and laws.
- know what work will require a permit and what can be done without one.
- check your local building and safety department’s website for your county’s permit requirements. If you’re unable to find permit requirements online, contact the building and safety department by phone or go to the office in person.
While county regulations vary, most will require a permit for big plumbing jobs such as:
- Re-pipes: Requires changing out all the water supply pipes in the home. This is a significant project usually done by a professional plumber, and requiring a permit.
- Drain line replacements: Replacing the drain pipes is a big job that will most often require a permit.
- Sewer replacement: Any work involving sewer lines is likely to require a permit because of safety codes that must be met.
- Water heater replacement: a water heater is considered a large plumbing project and will most often require a permit from the county in order to ensure that safety regulations are observed.
- Moving existing plumbing to a different location: This type of remodeling requires that certain building codes be followed and a permit is obtained.
Maplewood Plumbing and Sewer has been servicing St. Louis homes for more than 30 years. Contact us today at 314-645-6350 or here for more information or to request a bid.
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