There's a good chance that, at some point, you'll need to call a plumber. Sometimes known as pipefitters, gasfitters, or steamfitters, plumbers maintain water piping and drainage systems for the purposes of drinking, drainage, heating, venting, and sewage. Employed in residential, commercial, or industrial areas, plumbers help rescue homes and businesses from leaks, flooding, damages, and other difficulties.
Because plumbers sometimes work in cramped and risky conditions, it's essential that a plumber feel confident in his or her trade in order to manage any type of environment. Some daily tasks might include determining the layout of water supply, waste, and venting systems, installing, repairing and maintaining fixtures and systems, locating pipe connections and fixtures in walls and floors, using hand and power tools, performing calculations, and testing pipes. Meeting legal restrictions and safety rules is also important to keep a customer from having a swimming pool in their basement.
Plumbers are responsible for providing clients or employers with a reliable service. They must be good with their hands, especially when working with numerous tools like pipe cutters, wrenches, spanners, pliers, pipe benders, plumber's knives, tile tools, saws, tank cutters, blow torches, and gauges. A good plumber will also have strong communication skills to understand or convey issues and follow directions.
- Good with your hands
- Experience with hand tools and other plumbing equipment
- Strong communication skills
- Agile, and not afraid to get dirty