The plumbing that makes the modern city possible requires a highly skilled professional, a Licensed Master Plumber.

From hooking up gas connections to keeping sewage from contaminating drinking water, a licensed plumber is needed.

That’s why a licensed plumber MUST have years of experience and pass rigorous tests before they are approved for a license.

In New York City, licenses are issued from the Department of Buildings after a complete investigation of the candidate is completed by the Department of Investigations.

All licensed plumbers must:

  • Complete seven (7) years of apprenticeship under a Licensed Plumbing Firm.
  • Pass the N.Y.C. Department of Personnel issued written and practical examination.
  • Submit to a N.Y.C. Department of Personnel fingerprint and background check.
  • Be incorporated with a 51% majority stockholding.
  • Maintain a mandatory N.Y.C. commercial place of business.
  • Carry liability and workers compensation insurance in full force.

The N.Y.C. Department of Buildings is responsible for policing the annual Master Plumber's license and insurance renewals. A License Review Board is in place to protect you, the consumer, from any wrongdoing by a Licensed Plumbing Firm, making it imperative that all plumbing codes and regulations are followed.

These regulations include:

  • Display of license number on all service vehicles, stationery, contracts, and advertisements.
  • Completion of contracts on a timely basis.
  • Possesion of upstanding moral character.

CENTA Licensed Plumbing and Heating, Inc. meets or exceeds ALL of these requirements and standards.

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We take a lot of the things for granted in today's society. We turn on the faucet and clean drinking water comes out. We turn on the oven or heat and gas flows safely. We flush the toilet and the waste disappears.

There was a time not too long ago, that these things were not easily accessible.

With the advent of modern plumbing and sanitation, families have enjoyed the healthiest of conditions over last century since the dawn of time.

Today, the licensed plumber plays a very significant role in ensuring your family's health, happiness, and comfort.

The licensed plumber is committed to the homeowner in providing his or her complete knowledge of the N.Y.C. Plumbing Code and enforcing these codes in a professional manner, thereby protecting the health of your family, and the general public.

At Centa Licensed Plumbing and Heating, we invest in modern equipment, and provide continuing education to our technicians regarding the latest in plumbing codes, laws, and improved materials.

Don't let your family's health and safety be left in the hands of poorly trained or inexperienced unlicensed contractors.

Call Centa Licensed Plumbing and Heating at 718-229-5335 today, for a complete home plumbing inspection. Your family is counting on it.


Insurance. That's what you get when you have Centa Licensed Plumbing and Heating perform work on your premise.

It is unlawful for any person to install or alter plumbing and gas piping in the City of New York, unless such person is under the direct supervision of an insured and licensed Master Plumber.

Too often, landlords and building managers jeopardize the health and safety of people living in the house or building when they hire unlicensed contractors, or attempt to do the job themselves.

Unlicensed plumbers can charge less because they might not have the proper insurance, and may not file the necessary paperwork with the Department of Buildings.

If something goes wrong, you will be the one with the problem.

Poor workmanship can result in ruined floors, ceilings, and carpets. Death and destruction of property is also a possibility when improper gas connections are made.

Did you also know that an unlicensed and under-insured plumber may sue you should he/she become injured in your home?

When you hire Centa Licensed Plumbing and Heating, you will not have to worry about any of these issues.

The next time you hire any plumber, be sure to ask them for their license and ample proof of insurance.

Don't just take their word. Ask to SEE it before you agree to have work performed.

Call 718-229-5335 and ask to see OURS.


Plumbing work is defined by the NYC Building Code as “The installation, maintenance, repair, modification, extension or alteration of any waste, domestic water, gas or fire standpipes in any building or piping system.”

Plumbing codes were enacted to establish construction standards that protect NYC’s water supply system.

Centa Licensed Plumbing and Heating, Inc. is a proud member of the
Master Plumbers Council of the City of New York, Inc.

The Master Plumbers Council of the City of New York, Inc. (the “MPC”) is a not-for-profit trade association for licensed master plumbers in the City of New York. The present MPC was established by combining the Queens County Master Plumbers Association and the Kings County Master Plumbers Association. These associations date back to 1889.

Through committees, the MPC meets regularly with various city agencies related to plumbing work (Department of Buildings, Department of Environmental Protection and the Department of Transportation, to name only a few). These meetings provide a platform by which the members have an outlet for clarification on rules governing the way in which they do work.

This protects you, the city, and the enviornment.

Always use a Licensed Master Plumber. Always make sure they are insured.

Be sure to check for yourself before having any work done.

To see if your plumber is licensed and insured in the City of New York, visit their website and enter their name in the provided form.

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And be sure to call Centa Licensed Plumbing and Heating at 718-229-5335.