What is a certificate of Compliance?
A certificate of Compliance refers to a verification for licensed plumbers which is distributed by the Victorian Building Authority (VBA). This certificate is extremely valuable, as it is an indication that the work completed complies with all relevant plumbing standards, rules and regulations.
Once a plumber has completed has completed specific plumbing work, plumbers must then send compliance certificates to both the Victorian Building Authority and also the person who has had the works completed.
Certificates of compliances are given for work within the following categories:
- Gas fitting
- Roofing (stormwater)
- Fire Protection
- Water Supply
- Hot Water
One of the main benefits for engaging certified plumbers is to reduce the risk of faulty workmanship.
Hiring a Plumber who fails to comply to state regulation can put you and your property at risk. Don’t try and find the cheapest option who could potentially be an unreliable and have poor workmanship, as they could end up costing you far more than it is worth!
Ensure you hire a plumber you can put full trust in!
Source: O’Shea Plumbing.