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Things you need to know about plumbers

If you’re considering becoming a plumber here are some things you should know.

What education do you need to be a plumber?

Most plumbers gain expertise through apprenticeships. This involves both classroom research and on-the-job coaching under the supervision of a certified plumber. Wages start at roughly 50 percent of a newly qualified plumber’s hourly fee.

What does a plumbers job entail?

Plumbers install, repair and maintain pipes, fixtures, fittings and other equipment used to disperse water. Responsibilities vary from studying and interpreting blueprints to installing plumbing systems in houses or industrial buildings.

What are the job prospects of a plumber?


They are everywhere and plumbers are rarely out of work. The tasks are located across many sectors also, from homes and hospitals to oil refineries and water treatment plants.

What are the challenges of being a plumber?

This is not just about installing and fixing the plumbing. In every environment, the problems change and call for a logical thought process to bring the job, or task, to a successful conclusion. Plumbers also ought to know and comprehend the variety of plumbing codes and criteria in every province and consider them for every environment to be sure the repair or installation is completed correctly.

What are the misconceptions?

Some people think that plumbers are lazy and uneducated. Most certified plumbers are professional, courteous and dedicated to doing the work correctly. Plumbing systems are complicated and call for a degree of diagnostics which comes from training and experience where a plumber will be uniquely qualified.

How much does a plumber earn?

Plumbing is a job that is in high demand in Canada and around the world. The salary range for a skilled plumber is dependent upon place (which is, a small-town plumber may create less than 1 in a major town ). The national average for a person starting out is $18 to $25 per hour or roughly $37,000 to $52,000 per year. More seasoned technicians, with a variety of plumbing skills and experience, such as fixing pools, can earn approximately $26 to $59 an hour, or $54,000 to $74,000 annually. Those wages do not include overtime, and this could add thousands to the yearly salary. It is not unusual for experienced plumbers to make well over $100,000 annually.

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