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LA's Ritz Plumbing & Heating First Among Plumbers to Accept Bitcoin

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Leading Southern California plumbing company will become one of the first in LA to accept the Internet-based currency

LOS ANGELES, May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ritz Plumbing & Heating has announced that it will be accepting Bitcoin, an Internet-based currency, as a form of payment for customer invoices, effective immediately. They will be processing these payments on their WordPress-based website using an interface known as BitPay. They are among the first service industry companies in Los Angeles to accept Bitcoin.

This decision coincides with Bitcoin's emerging popularity as a valid currency, and Ritz's continued rapid expansion across Los Angeles County and the rest of Southern California.  As more and more people attempt to use Bitcoin in ecommerce settings, this decision will cater to those customers' needs. The service will be completely free to Ritz customers, and will not require an additional membership or login credentials. 

"We've grown to be one of the biggest plumbing companies in Los Angeles, so as we're seeing companies like, and even the F.E.C., put Bitcoin on the table, the timing felt right," said Ray Ritz, Owner of Ritz Plumbing.

Bitcoin is a decentralized, unregulated Internet currency that has existed since 2008, and has gained popular attention as stocks have risen to over $1000 within five years of its release. You can read more about Bitcoin here.

"This is something that we haven't seen any of our competitors doing, but we feel that it will make a big difference for our customers," says owner Ray Ritz. "We're excited to see what happens with it over the next few months."

About Ritz Plumbing & Heating
Ritz Plumbing & Heating is a full-service plumbing company that specializes in emergency plumbing services, drain and sewer repair, and water heater repair & installation. They are based in Los Angeles, and have been serving counties all over Southern California since 1931.


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