Plumbers are responsible for the installation, service, and repairing of all water systems for houses, businesses, and industrial buildings. This includes systems like drainage, heating, venting, and sewage.
To become a fully qualified plumber, one has to undergo formal training. Besides having a high school diploma, a person interested in this type of trade has to become an apprentice through any plumber union available in their state. An example of a plumbers union is the Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry.
It is required by certain states for an aspiring plumber to be licensed after becoming fully qualified. In order to obtain a license, the apprentice has to have worked for a minimum of four years in an apprenticeship.
During the apprenticeship, an apprentice will have studied safety training courses like Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Other courses taken during the apprenticeship include mathematics, blueprint reading, plumbing basics, and other subjects.
Good Characteristics of a Plumber
A fully qualified plumber, known as a Master Plumber, has to have a variety of skills and defined characteristics in order to do their job well.
Most qualified plumbers begin their career working for another plumbing company. After they have earned some experience under their belt, they sometimes venture off to start their own service business.
Plumbers are the kinds of people that like to get their hands dirty, are physically fit, and able to work in any type of weather condition. It is imperative for a plumber to have good people skills. If a plumber is kind, friendly, and good at their job, customers are likely going to recommend their services. Good first impressions always count!
The Important Box of Tricks
You will never meet a plumber who does not have a toolbox. After all, they have to fix all kinds of piping and water systems. The typical kinds of tools you will find a plumber has in their toolbox are:
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