If you recently moved to the Village of Malverne or conduct business here, you may or may not know that it may be a challenge to hire a heating repair service company who is properly licensed in the village.
Before I discuss the potential challenges, lets review some basic facts of the Village of Malverne, New York, USA...
Malverne was settled by a tribe of American Indians knows as the Rockaway Indians in approximately 1790. Over 150 years later, the area became an incorporated village in the early 1920's. While most of the property within a one square mile area is within the boundaries of the village, a small portion lies outside - within the jurisdiction of the Town of Hempstead. Sound confusing? You bet it is, especially since regardless of which side you live on, everyone has the same zip code!
In other words, if you reside or work within the boundaries of the Village of Malverne, you must hire and use a properly licensed and insured village plumber. However, if you reside outside the border of the village, you must use a Town of Hempstead plumber.
Now, if you're fortunate or unfortunate enough to live outside the village - depending on whom you ask, you will find endless possibilities for competent, professional and reliable licensed plumbers. A recent study found more than 2,500 individuals licensed as Master Plumber's registered at the Town of Hempstead Building Department.
Sadly, if you're within the village, that number is drastically reduced. As of July 2014, there are only 20 licensed registered plumbers on file at Village Hall. While this is not a bad thing or an inconvenience if you need a routine plumbing repair, this restriction may cause great hardship, stress and worst of all, further property damage if you are experiencing a plumbing emergency.
Searching for a heating repair service company can also be a challenge to some individuals, however with the use of the Internet and smart phones, it becomes as easy as typing in "Heating Repair Malverne" or "Boiler Service 11565", 11565 being the zip code for Malverne. Using any of the search engines, you will find several potential candidates. One of the first questions I recommend asking, "are you licensed in the Village of Malverne?" and "what are your rates?"
You can also try calling the Building Department. While it is unlikely that they will give a referral for a licensed plumber, they will surely be able to confirm if your plumber has the appropriate license.