Is Your Water Heater Installed By A Licensed Plumber?
When it is time to replace your water heater, keep on thing in mind: The State of Indiana requires your water heater to be installed by a licensed plumber.
Indiana code (http://www.state.in.us/legislative/ic/code/title25/ar28.5/ch1.html) defines plumbing IC 25-28.5-1-2, unlawful acts IC 25-28.5-1-11 and violations IC 25-28.5-1-31 for plumber and contractors for the State of Indiana. As defined, the water heater is a part of the plumbing supply system described in the code.
How can you check? Indiana code IC 25-28.5-1-35 requires the corporate/contractor plumbing license to be displayed on all written and printed advertising for plumbing services. This includes vehicles. If you can’t find the information displayed, you can still check with the State of Indiana: http://www.in.gov/pla/license.htm, click ‘search and verify,’ and look up plumbers, contractors or any profession in Indiana that requires a license.
So if you’re in the market for a new water heater, before you call an advertised ‘Handy Man’ or a Water Conditioning Company, call a licensed plumber. It is the law.