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PACP/LACP: Why Your Plumber Needs These Certifications!

When you’re looking for San Rafael plumbing repair, we know you have a lot of choices. You need someone you can trust who will put service ahead of everything and get the job done at an affordable price. How can you tell which plumbers are talking a big game and which ones back up every skill they claim to have?

At Gotelli Plumbing, all of our team members are PACP and LACP certified. If you’ve never heard these terms, we’re here to explain what they mean and why your plumbers should have them. If you want top-tier plumbing services, you need licensed, certified professionals!

What Are PACP & LACP?

The Pipeline Assessment Certification Program (PACP) and the Lateral Assessment Certification Program (LACP) are educational training programs hosted by NASSCO. NASSCO, The National Association of Sewer Service Companies, sets the industry standard for trenchless technology.

Earning certifications in these areas proves that plumbers have perfected the safest and most technologically advanced pipeline processes. To become certified, professionals must attend a 2-day course and pass the relevant exams.

Why Are PACP & LACP Important?

The PACP and LACP certifications and processes provide a standardized baseline for pipeline conditions to be evaluated and organized. Prior to this process, pipeline inspections were more subjective — evaluators could determine pipeline conditions based on their individual experiences and opinions. However, subjective data is difficult to use across the board because everyone’s assessments are different.

PACP and LACP provide a more organized set of steps that all inspectors follow so that all data is accurate and measured the same way. While all these rules and certifications may seem like a lot of red tape, it makes a huge difference to the quality assurance of your pipeline assessment.

When you need the integrity of your pipeline measured and recommendations given, you certainly want a professional who has a proven process.

What Defects Does PACP/LACP Identify?

How difficult can it be to tell whether pipes are in good condition? PACP-certified plumbers use organized standards to assess four different areas of potential defects in your pipes.

Operational Or Maintenance Defects

Operational defects are primarily due to the accumulation of debris like rocks or tree roots inside the line. Foreign materials like this pose big problems for the functionality of the pipes. Luckily, a pipeline cleaning or clearing is usually the solution to get your plumbing back in working order.

Structural Defects

Defects to the structural integrity of a pipeline are never a good sign. Whether a hairline crack is the cause or a major collapse is found, all structural defects have the potential to turn into costly repairs!

Construction Defects

If mistakes were made when laying your pipes or connecting the system together, there will be future consequences for your plumbing. Inspections can identify these defects before a problem arises and rectify them as quickly as possible.

All Other Defects

PACP inspectors also look for any other abnormalities that don’t fit into the above categories for general health conditions. This means your pipes are well-maintained no matter what.

Your Pipes Need Us

Gotelli Plumbing is dedicated to helping people. That’s why you should trust us when we tell you your pipes need our attention. We want to avoid those surprise pipeline failures with careful and methodical maintenance. All you have to do is contact us and set up your appointment!

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110 Howard Street Suite B
Petaluma, CA 94952-2922
San Rafael, CA
21 Lovell Ave
San Rafael, CA 94901