When you hear the title “plumber” you normally think about that guy plunging your toilet and clanking around under your sink with the low pants right? Well plumbers actually are much more than that. Plumbing is a hard respectable job that can do wonders for your house in the big picture of tasks and functions you didn’t even realize were there.
A plumber first of all, does not wear the low rise pants. They arrive at your house in professional attire with all of their special tools to get the job done right. They are very clean and appropriate to come into your home leaving it in perfect condition.
They are trained, experienced and skilled professional people that make house calls on repairing, maintaining and constructing things having to do with your water line. More than just someone that comes and unclogs the sink, shower, toilet and repairs leaky faucets, they can work with your water, gas and sewage pipes that run into your house. They specialize in the installation and repair of the pipes that go in and out of your house. The pipes are all referred to as “plumbing.”
Plumbers start out usually as apprentices with senior qualified plumbers before going out on their own jobs. Sometimes plumbers will have to take licensing exams depending on the area before starting their own business. This allows you to relax knowing that they are familiar and confident with health and safety codes since poorly installed plumbing can have serious consequences for everyone involved.
The word is actually derived from the Latin word “plumbum” which means “lead.” All pipes and joints were originally made from lead and plumbers were literally lead workers in addition to pipe-layers. Lead piping of course has been banned most everywhere in the world now because of health issues related to lead. The plumbing profession still keeps the same name though of course.
A plumber is part of the construction crew when building a new structure. He determines where the pipes should be laid and actually installs them too. He can connect the internal plumbing to external fixtures like sinks, showers, washing machines and toilets. A plumber can also handle gas lines used for heating and cooking too. Some of them will also have certification in heating and cooling systems too. It saves you time and brings them more business.
Plumbers reputations have improved over the years and are gaining more respect as time goes on and their companies grow expand and improve. Without plumbing and the advancements that keep being discovered by them, the world would not be able to flow correctly.