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The Work of a Plumber


The work that plumbers do is associated to repair and install water, all forms of space heating, sanitary appliances, fitting bathrooms, radiators, sprinkler systems, drainage and gas systems in any building or home. Every year more than 426,000 plumbers are needed. They install and fix showers, sinks, toilets, water heaters and dishwashers. They use a wide range of tools to install all the different water systems, some of these tools are: blueprints, saws, wrenches and drawings, used for while pipe cutters, pipe bending machines and many more.


Plumbers must have the ability to work with all the different types of mechanical and hand tools in a safety and effective manner, follow procedures and preserve safe work surroundings. They must know the Americans with Disabilities Act requirements and the effects it has in construction, building codes and in safety regulations. Most plumbers learn by a type of apprenticeship training, with four or five years on the job training. They do not need any national or community license or certificate.


Each day, more and more plumbers are needed, because the demand of these type of installation is expected to remain high. If the economy falls the plumbing industry will not be affected like other industries.


Some of the benefits that plumbers have are: pay of $30.00 per hour, masters and journeymen bonuses, seniority bonuses, an average of 120 plus calls per day, no limit on jobs that you can finish in a week, flexible schedules, paid vacations, a tool account program that helps you buy tools with no cost, 401K, benefit packages, health, dental, life, supplemental health, eye insurances, paid training, schooling, master plumbers on staff, radios and pagers, uniforms and a variety of tasks.


A plumber can earn from $70,000 to $120,000 per year. They work in shifts of 12 hours per day, 6 or 7 days per week. Their earnings depend on how much hours they work.

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