What Is a Certified Plumber?
By: Aaliyah Arthur - 06.12.2014
When you think of plumbers, you often limit your thought to toilets and sinks, but professional and certiﬁed plumbers have a lot more to oﬀer than plunging clogged drains. The profession is full of skilled workers who attain strict certiﬁcation in order to carry out their jobs.
These days a plumbing professional does a lot more that deal with your kitchen sink in a draining predicament. These professionals of course deal with the installation and repair of pipes for water, but they also deal with the installation and repair of pipes for gas, sewage, and waste water among other things that may ultimately deal with traditional needs. It, however, takes a lot more than a little handyman skill to own the title and license to be able to practice this profession.
In this occupation, must begin as apprentices, which means they work under a licensed professional in a sort of paid on the job training while they earn hours credited toward a certiﬁcation. Once the training is acquired, there are exams to pass, tests to take, multiple certiﬁcations to behold before any individual can advertise and charge for his services as a certiﬁed professional.
Where can you ﬁnd these individuals working? Of course, there is the small business component part of the occupation for the typical house call, but plumbers are an important part of all construction plans, and you will ﬁnd them working closely in any and all new construction projects. They work in conjunction with electricians and even architects from the planning of a project all the way to the ﬁnished project. If you live in a new construction, it is beneﬁcial to obtain information on the businesses that were contracted by the construction company to help build your home.
To begin, you will probably have some sort of home warranty with the companies who were involved in the building, and even if you are outside of an initial warranty period, the electrician, plumbers, and other professionals who helped to plan and build your home are certainly more qualiﬁed to troubleshoot.
In addition to the areas already mentioned, some of these workers also work with gas lines like those that power your oven, stove, ﬁreplace, or water heater, and some even cross certify in the heating and air profession since a lot of the issues that may arise in either of these areas may need the expertise of someone who is familiar with the workings and functions of both.
If you are in need of some work in your home or in your business, inquire about certiﬁcations before you ultimately hire someone's service. These professionals are highly trained to skillfully and resourcefully ﬁx any problems that may arise, but it is important to know that you are looking for more than just a gloriﬁed handyman when you are facing a major issues.
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