Our Important Information page was included on our web site to provide
information that you may not be aware of
BENEFITS OF HIRING A LICENSED PLUMBER VS. A HANDYMAN
Not all contractors are created equal! When you have work done in your home,
you literally have to live with the results. It takes on even more meaning
since your familys safety, health and comfort are involved.
There is a significant difference between a Licensed Plumber vs. a Handyman.
Requirements of Licensed Plumbers:
Up to Date on Plumbing & Mechanical codes.
Licensed Plumbers are Required to Attend Continuing Education Every Two-Years
Dedicated to Using the Latest Technology, Promoting Energy and Water
--Conservation, and Following All Health and Safety Regulations.
NJ State Law requires that anyone being paid to do work in your home must have
a plumbing license. State Law also requires that plumbing contractors must
post their license number and name of the license holder on all advertisements.
Our advise is beware of the handyman who is doing plumbing & electrical work
as they are not held to the same standards. They also may not be properly
insured and bonded (remember you need to be licensed to do plumbing work in
someone elses home).
Before hiring a plumbing contractor, check their credentials, ask for
references, check their reputation and confirm their insurance credentials.
You can confirm they hold a valid plumber license number by contacting the NJ
State Board of Master Plumbers at (973)504-6420.
RISKS OF TAP WATER SCALDING
Every year, thousands of children are burned because of excessively hot tap
water. The severity of the burn depends on how long and how hot.
This is how long it takes a baby to experience a severe burn:
150 degrees Scalds in just 1/2 second!
140 degrees Scalds in just 1 second!
120 degrees Takes 4 minutes to scald.
What Can You Do About Scalds?
Limit full-on hot water temperature at the faucet to between 120 and 125 degrees.
Teach safe bathing practices.
When filling a bathtub, turn on the cold water first, then slowly add hot
--water until you reach a comfortable temperature. Not the other way around.
Never give a child the chance to turn the hot water on.
Always check the water with your hand before placing the child in the bath tub
--and feel all around the tub for hot spots.
Never leave a child alone in the bath or shower, even for a second.
Source: National SAFE KIDS Campaign and Safe Guards Professionals Committed
Daly Plumbing & Heating has completed SAFE GUARDS Training, a program designed to help plumbing professionals protect their customers from two potential
hazards in their customers homes: flammable vapor ignition and excessively
After installing or servicing a water heater, Daly Plumbing & Heating will
review the warning label attached to the water heater and a SAFE GUARDS Safety
Checklist with our customer. Both warn about the fire hazard caused by
invisible vapors from gasoline and other flammable liquids, and the dangers of
scald burns from tap water that is too hot.
On our next service call to our home, our service technician will conduct a
thorough Safety Inspection of your home by reviewing the following:
A review of the SAFE GUARDS Safety Checklist, to familiarize you with the
--danger signs for flammable vapor fires and tap water scald burns.
A check of the hot water temperature being delivered by your water heater.
--If this temperature exceeds a safe 120 125 degree level, we will adjust your
--water heater thermostat at no charge.