Plumbing is one of many vital, in-demand skilled trades. From designing complex plumbing systems and installations to troubleshooting tricky leaks, plumbers deal with a wide range of tasks daily. 

They keep our homes, businesses, and communities running smoothly, and it’s essential work that people everywhere appreciate and value.

However, even the most meticulous and skilled plumbers can make mistakes. For example, one of our clients accidentally forgot to tighten a valve after installing a toilet for a homeowner. That led to a water leak that caused over $7,000 in damage. Thankfully, our client was insured, and we helped them file a claim with their insurance provider and settle the matter.

That’s the primary reason why you need water-tight protection that liability insurance provides. But there are others.

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Here are six reasons why every professional plumber should invest in a comprehensive liability insurance policy:

1. Financial Protection Against Accidents

Plumbing can involve hazardous situations, such as working with high-pressure systems, electrical connections, and confined spaces. Business insurance provides financial protection in case of accidental third-party bodily injuries or third-party property damage. You may be personally responsible for hefty medical bills or property repairs without it.

2. Coverage for Third-Party Property Damage

Regardless of the environments in which you provide your services – residential, commercial, or industrial properties – there’s always a possibility you could inadvertently damage a customer’s property or a neighbouring property. Accidents like water damage, flooding, or accidental drilling can happen. The costs of repairing or replacing damaged property could fall squarely on your shoulders if you are uninsured. That alone could be financially devastating. Worse, it might result in legal action against you.

3. Demonstrates Professionalism and Trust

Your customers want a plumber they can trust. Having liability insurance demonstrates a commitment to professionalism and accountability. It gives your customers peace of mind knowing that you have a safety net to rectify the situation if something goes wrong. That trust can lead to repeat business, positive Google Reviews, and word-of-mouth referrals to their friends and family.

4. Legal and Regulatory Compliance

In some provinces, liability insurance is a legal requirement for licenced plumbers and plumbing businesses. Operating without it can lead to fines, penalties, or even the suspension of a business licence.

5. Protects Your Assets

Your personal and business finances might be intertwined if you’re an independent plumber or business owner. Without liability insurance, a lawsuit or claim against you could put your personal assets like your home, vehicle, or savings at risk. Insurance helps ensure your financial stability and the future of your business.

6. Insurance Saves You Money and Stress

Purchasing liability insurance is a small price to pay compared to the costs of legal fees, medical bills, property repairs, and other expenses associated with accidents or incidents any plumber could encounter. Having insurance can save you a significant amount of money and stress, and an insurance policy costs far less than what a lawsuit or accident claim can cost.

Get Low-Cost Plumber Insurance Quickly and Easily

Business insurance for plumbers is essential to protect your livelihood and reputation.

Zensurance can get the low-cost policy you need, customize it to suit your specific needs, and ensure you get a certificate of insurance quickly.

Fill out our online application for a free quote. Let our team shop our partner network of over 50 insurance providers and take the stress of getting insured off your hands.

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About the Author: Aharshan Thangarasa

Aharshan Thangarasa is a licensed commercial insurance broker and Team Lead, Contractors, at Zensurance.