The Plumbing Company Is Much More When Compared To A Dripping Tap Handyman
It is pretty obvious we have a leak when water is dripping profusely through the ceiling. Suddenly a plumber comes to mind, when in day-to-day life, we barely think about them. Still not giving a lot of thought to the fact that they are professionals, we call hoping for immediate assistance before the leak causes further damage.
Anyone in this profession is often overlooked when they should be given a lot of credit for the jobs they perform. Unplugging drains and faucet repair is not all that this profession is about. Installing plumbing in new facilities requires the ability of reading blueprints. The remodeling of older buildings often requires even more expertise, as old plumbing has to be taken out and new installed when the original layout is less than a perfect situation to work with. Pipes are often within walls or holes have to be drilled in studs to allow piping to be installed so even a basic knowledge of carpentry is required.
Certain fields of specialty are available within this field. Other areas of expertise would be pipefitters, steamfitters, and pipelayers. A steamfitter’s position can be one involving a certain amount of danger. They work with very high pressure of gas and liquid as it moves through the system. Explosions have been known to happen under the very best of circumstances.
A pipelayer will set up and do the installing for systems that need piping. He, and yes even she, will work with underground fittings where pipes lay. These trenches have to be graded to make for the flow of water and/or waste disposal efficiently. Welding, gluing and setting the pipes together are all part of the task.
When piping systems are used to generate electricity, the pipefitter will be called upon. Heating and cooling systems are excellent examples of the jobs handled by this person. Many people today rely upon electricity to cool or heat water so the knowledge needed here far exceeds the norm. Electrical appliances such as refrigerators and dishwashers are hooked up with water and electricity in order to perform their jobs.
Becoming a plumber requires a number of steps. A high school diploma is needed to get into an apprenticeship program of training or a two year degree from a community college or vocational program. They will work alongside a certified plumber to practice their trade. If anyone desires to work independently, these are mandatory requirements in acquiring a state license. In some states licenses are not even issued until a person has worked for two years as an apprentice.
It goes unrealized just how much people in these trades are demanded on construction sites. The demand grows when one has reached a scale of being the best in your field. The future looks bright for the plumbing industry with a steady growth rate of ten percent a year through 2016. Hourly wages remain in the area of $23.00 per hour and for some the annual salary can far exceed $75,000.00. Starting pay will average around $26,000.00 annually.
Plumbers expect emergency calls as part of the position they hold. This isn’t particularly bad during regular working hours. It is the occasions when the phone rings in the middle of the night that one may wonder why they ever entered the field. Unprovoked, they come to our rescue. It may be time that we consider these workers in the light of professionalism that they deserve.