Plumbers can help you with various plumbing problems, from leaky pipes to clogged drains. They often install and fix pipes that provide water and gas for, as well as haul away garbage from, commercial and residential buildings. They also install many plumbing fixtures like shower heads, faucets, toilets, bath tubs, sinks and showers, and other appliances, including laundry machines and dishwashers. Their jobs range from simple fixing and maintenance to complex repairs such as fixing a sewer line that has backed up or installing a new heating or cooling system.
When working in the plumbing industry, plumbers typically have training programs offered to them in their companies. These courses usually last from one day to two weeks, depending on the length of the course and the location of the training school. The course material is normally given by the company and is available on DVD or CDs, which can be rented for an extra fee. The training usually includes everything from basic hand to eye instructions to more advanced plumbing techniques. Once the course is over, the plumber will be able to perform plumbing repair himself, but will also learn how to do it correctly and safely. Plumbing repair and construction jobs require a certification, which most plumbing classes will offer. This certification proves the plumber’s abilities and allows him to work as a certified plumber in any given state.
Plumbing jobs are not only in the construction industry. Plumbers also work in hospitals, government buildings, malls, restaurants, and private residences. They may also be called upon to complete work in a hospital after surgery, or to help with emergency plumbing problems in commercial or industrial establishments. Many plumbers also make home improvement projects or remodeling a home into one that is better or safer for the residents. There are even plumbers who make house calls in order to call in the emergency services.