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What is a Plumbing Contract?

If you are a plumber, you can make and sign Plumbing Contracts to safeguard yourself when you are planning to offer plumbing services. Signing this contract can limit the risk of potential disagreements ahead. Not just a generic template, any Plumbing Agreement under a Premium membership also comes with optional access to Document Defense® to help enforce your rights if needed.

When to use a Plumbing Contract:

  • You're providing plumbing services for a business or individual.
  • You're hiring a plumbing business for a plumbing project.

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Plumbing Contract



This Plumbing Contract is made effective as of , by and between of , , , and of , , .


DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES. Beginning on , will provide to


All services shall be performed at , , .


SCOPE OF WORK. Apart from the above plumbing maintenance work required by , shall conduct a general inspection of the following for proper functioning and leaks:

* Bathrooms: All sink, shower faucets, cabinets, toilets, and toilet tanks.

*Kitchen: Faucet, garbage disposal function, wiring, under cabinet, and under dishwasher.

*Outside: Hose bibs, sump pump, discharge line, and gas riser and meter.

*Basement: All visible plumbing, all shut-off valves, and all gas lines.


PAYMENT. Payment shall be made to


Payment discount terms include a percent discount if the total bill is paid within days.

In addition to any other right or remedy provided by law, if fails to pay for the Services when due, has the option to treat such failure to pay as a material breach of this Contract, and may cancel this Contract and/or seek legal remedies.


TERM. This Contract


CHANGE ORDERS. may make changes to the scope of the work from time to time during the term of this Contract. However, any such change or modification shall only be made by written "Change Order" signed by both parties. Such Change Orders shall become part of this Contract. agrees to pay any increase in the cost of the Plumbing services as a result of a Change Order. In the event the cost of a Change Order is not known at the time a Change Order is executed, shall estimate the cost thereof and shall pay the actual cost whether or not it is in excess of the estimated cost.


ACCESS. The Owner will allow free access to work areas for workers and vehicles and will allow areas for the storage of materials and debris. Driveways will be kept clear for the movement of vehicles during work hours. The Contractor will make reasonable efforts to protect driveways, lawns, shrubs, and other vegetation.


PERMITS. Contractor shall apply for and obtain such permits and regulatory approvals as may be required by the local municipal/county government, the cost thereof shall be included as part of the Payment to the Contractor under this Contract. The Owner will secure and pay for any easements, variances, zoning changes, necessary modifications of restrictive covenants, or other actions.


INSURANCE. Contractor shall maintain general liability, workers compensation and builder's risk insurance. Before commencing the work, Contractor shall furnish a certificate of that insurance to the property owner. The Owner shall maintain insurance covering the replacement cost of the improvements under this Contract in the event of loss through fire, casualty, storm or other disasters, and theft of materials from the site. Before work begins, the Owner will furnish a certificate of that insurance to the Contractor.


SURVEY AND TITLE. The Owner will indicate the property lines to the Contractor and will provide boundary stakes by a licensed land surveyor if the Owners are in doubt about the property boundaries. In addition, Owner shall provide Contractor documentation that Owner has title to the Property and shall provide Contractor copies of any covenants, conditions, or restrictions that affect the Property.


FINAL INSPECTIONS AND LIENS. Upon notification by of substantial completion of the work, and shall inspect the work performed to identify any incomplete work or deficiencies in workmanship or materials. shall pay any balance of the Contract price after any Contractor rectifies any deficiency found after the final inspection. Upon receiving the payment shall deliver a release of all liens.


COMPLETION OF SERVICES. Upon the completion of the plumbing services by the , shall see to it that 's property is restored to the condition they were in prior to the entry by the , and the shall see to it that all portions used by the during the term of this Contract shall be broom clean and free of debris.


DEFAULT. The occurrence of any of the following shall constitute a material default under this Contract:


  a. The failure to make a required payment when due.


  b. The insolvency or bankruptcy of either party.


  c. The subjection of any of either party's property to any levy, seizure, general assignment for the benefit of creditors, application or sale for or by any creditor or government agency.


  d. The failure to make available or deliver the Services in the time and manner provided for in this Contract.


REMEDIES. In addition to any and all other rights a party may have available according to law, if a party defaults by failing to substantially perform any provision, term or condition of this Contract (including without limitation the failure to make a monetary payment when due), the other party may terminate the Contract by providing written notice to the defaulting party. This notice shall describe with sufficient detail the nature of the default. The party receiving such notice shall have days from the effective date of such notice to cure the default(s). Unless waived by a party providing notice, the failure to cure the default(s) within such time period shall result in the automatic termination of this Contract.


, or other labor disputes, or supplier failures

ENTIRE AGREEMENT. This Contract contains the entire agreement of the parties, and there are no other promises or conditions in any other agreement whether oral or written concerning the subject matter of this Contract. This Contract supersedes any prior written or oral agreements between the parties.


SEVERABILITY. If any provision of this Contract will be held to be invalid or unenforceable for any reason, the remaining provisions will continue to be valid and enforceable. If a court finds that any provision of this Contract is invalid or unenforceable, but that by limiting such provision it would become valid and enforceable, then such provision will be deemed to be written, construed, and enforced as so limited.


AMENDMENT. This Contract may be modified or amended in writing, if the writing is signed by the party obligated under the amendment.


GOVERNING LAW. This Contract shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of .


NOTICE. Any notice or communication required or permitted under this Contract shall be sufficiently given if delivered in person or by certified mail, return receipt requested, to the address set forth in the opening paragraph or to such other address as one party may have furnished to the other in writing.


WAIVER OF CONTRACTUAL RIGHT. The failure of either party to enforce any provision of this Contract shall not be construed as a waiver or limitation of that party's right to subsequently enforce and compel strict compliance with every provision of this Contract.


SIGNATURES. This Agreement shall be signed on behalf of by , and on behalf of by .






By: Date:






By: Date:



Plumbing Contract FAQs

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  • As a plumber, why would I make a Plumbing Service Contract?

    Regardless of what type of work you are doing as a plumber, you should always have a Plumbing Contract. The benefits outlined below might help your decision-making:

    • There is no confusion about the payment schedule
    • A project timeline is established
    • Roles and responsibilities are understood by everyone

    If you don't have a Plumbing Agreement, you might experience the following repercussions: unrealistic expectations, unmet standards of quality, unclear deadlines, challenges collecting payment, and, not to mention, little to no legal recourse if a dispute arises.

  • How do you write a plumbing proposal?

    A plumbing proposal can go a long way in clearing up misunderstandings and establishing expectations for the services being offered. Specific details that you might want to include are:

    • The contact information for the property owner
    • What work you will be performing once hired
    • How payment will be made
    • How long the project will last

    As you might hope, Plumbing Contracts also include the typical language about the independent work relationship between the parties, restitution for losses, the protection of private information, and the method(s) of dispute resolution. During the process of making your agreement, you also will have the ability to select which state's jurisdiction it is subject to. Using the document tool, you have the power to add further personalized editing, as necessary.

  • How can I make my own plumbing contract template for free?

    Luckily, you won't have to reinvent the wheel to get your contract in writing. With the document tools on Rocket Lawyer, you can produce Plumbing Contracts with relative ease. Your contract will be built section by section, as you provide details along the way. Normally, for this level of personalization, you could end up paying a conventional law firm a few hundred dollars, if not more, in fees.

    If you have any doubts before you begin, you can ask an attorney today. You may also wish to check out our entire collection of business documents .

  • Will I have to do anything else after writing a contract for plumbing work?

    After creating this custom contract using Rocket Lawyer, you'll be able to get to it in your account at any time and place. With a membership, you will be able to edit, copy, print, add electronic signatures through RocketSign®, and/or download it as a Word document or PDF file as needed. Alongside your Plumbing Contract, there will be a series of helpful tips to follow while finalizing your document. You will need to send a final copy of your signed contract to the other party.

  • Would Rocket Lawyer be able to check my Plumbing Contract before I sign?

    If you do it on your own, finding a lawyer to provide feedback on documents may be fairly time-consuming. Some lawyers will not even accept requests to review your contract if they were not the author. In the event that an attorney does offer to help, they most likely would still charge a fee for doing it. A more cost-effective alternative is through Rocket Lawyer attorney services. As a Premium member, you can have your documents reviewed by an attorney with business experience. Whether you need to create more copies of your Plumbing Agreement or other agreements for plumbers, Rocket Lawyer is here for you.

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