Plumbers have traditionally been people that do repairs to make the whole plumbing system work correctly. A plumber is also a tradesman specializing in maintaining and installing drainage and potable water systems in residential plumbing systems. There are three kinds of plumbers: the public system plumbers, private system plumbers, and central system plumbers. A Plumber can also be a remodeling contractor, which refers to someone who remodels an existing house or a contractor whose main job is to do renovation works on buildings.
There are different kinds of plumbing systems. In the public system, the plumbers install drainage and sewer lines in houses. They may work on sewer lines inside residences or outside the home. On the other hand, private system plumbers install individual pipes for individual needs.
The training for becoming a plumber usually takes about one year. A person must have the ability to do basic repairs. An essential skill that must be developed is the ability to communicate with people. Many plumbers are self-employed, but some are also employed by various companies and hire several apprentices for on-the-job training.
People who want to be plumbers should do basic repairs like installing faucets, washing machines and toilets. In addition, they should be licensed by the state before they can work independently. In order to become an eligible plumber, one must obtain at least a high school diploma or GED equivalent. Some states require people to have at least a high school diploma or GED equivalent to work in their plumbing industry. In addition, some states require people to have at least a high school diploma or GED equivalent before working independently. Plumbing courses are offered at local community colleges and trade schools.
The plumbing industry provides plumbers with a wide range of opportunities such as installing underground heating and plumbing systems, repairing gas pipes and repairing natural gas lines. In addition, they fix drain blocks, line up new drains and install pumps and filters for septic tanks. Plumbers are also engaged in installing storm water drains, trench drains, ditches for septic tanks, washing machine drains, garbage drains and sewer lines. They are also involved in fixing faulty gas lines, fixing and installing vent pipes, installing float switches and installing isolation valves and control valves for natural gas lines. Some plumbers deal with repairing water heater motors, removing and installing vents, cleaning and replacing fixtures. These plumbers are also involved in repairing hot water pipelines, removing and installing sanitary shower heads and toilets, installing floor drain tiles and trench drains.
Plumbers use different tools and accessories to fix leaks in pipes, remove blockages, clean and repair clogged pipes and fix water pressure. These plumbers also provide advice and recommendations regarding the installation or replacement of fixtures, repairing or installing floor drains, installing sewer lines, installing gas pipes and fixing faults in water pipes. They even help in maintaining old and new drainage systems.
The work of plumbers is carried out under the supervision of qualified plumbing professionals who work independently. Usually, most localities require plumbers to work independently because local governments do not allow professionals to install and repair pipe systems or fix gas pipes on their premises. Plumbers who work independently can be more efficient as they can complete the work within a limited time. They may require fewer materials, which can reduce costs. Some localities also restrict plumbers from carrying out works on their premises unless they are employed through a licensed plumbing contractor.
All plumbing systems have common plumbing hazards such as leaks, blockages, bursting pipes and the accumulation of grease, dirt and debris in sinks, tubs, showers and lavatories. For this reason, plumbers are required to carry out a complete inspection before starting work. This helps them detect problem areas so that appropriate action can be taken before serious damage is caused.