The perfect blend of skill and innovation, the job of a plumber can be rewarding and the career can prove to be satisfying for those who like to use their knowledge and technician skills to create and fix things.
For being a professional plumber one has to get proper knowledge and training, knowing the local codes and conduct with proper skills and techniques. A plumber has the power to repair and mend but with this power comes responsibility. The job requires one to be quick and vigilant at reaching destination and fixing things.
Besides possessing a good craftsmanship skill, one needs to know the importance of taking precautions and maintaining proper health and safety standards. With good technical knowledge and skills, one requires possessing good communication skill and customer friendly attitude for building long term relationship with customers.
What is the job?
The job of a professional plumber basically includes fixing, repairing, cleaning, refurbishing and installing various pipes, drains and other such devices. Leaking faucets and pipes, Clogging drains and toilets, frozen drains and busted pipes are some of the cases a plumber needs to deal with. Sometimes the cases may require a simple mending or tightening of the valve of pipes. On the other hand, sometimes the situation may worsen and require immediate fixation.
A plumber always needs to be prepared for the upcoming mishaps with all essential tools and equipments that may come handy in any situation. One can even work as a self employed person or under an agency. With proper training and apprenticeship program one can even specialize in the technical fields to work for construction companies.
Duties and Activities
There are varied types of works and plumbers who work depending upon their environment. Whether working indoors or outdoors, you are likely to come across these duties:
• Mending leaking faucets and pipes
• Cleaning clogging toilets, bathtubs and sink
• Installation of pipes, drainage system and water supplies
• Servicing frozen pipes and ensuring free flow of water throughout the pipes
• Offers great plumbing services in general
A plumber can work on various areas like residential areas, construction and commercial sites depending upon their skills and experience. For commercial purpose one has to have more technical knowledge and get into an apprenticeship program to get proper training before working in such environment as it requires maintaining health safety and standards.
To be a qualified and professional plumber you need to complete, at least, a basic apprenticeship or training job. Along with an industry recognized training qualification you will also require a license. Many areas and agency recruit plumbers who have license and knows the local codes and rules.
In order to become a professional plumber, you need to possess some essential skills:
• Logistical skills: You need practical skills to analyze the situation and work accordingly
• Troubleshooting skills: You need to diagnose the situation and find a permanent solution to the problem at the best possible way
• Technical skill: In-depth knowledge and technical training helps you in any kind of situation or mishap
• Customer friendly skill: If working on your own, especially then you need to possess a good customer friendly attitude to maintain long term relationship with your customers.