What Do Plumbers Really Do?

What Do Plumbers Really Do

What is a Plumber?

A plumber is someone who installs and maintains pipes in our homes and businesses. These pipes need to be installed and maintained for potable water, drainage, irrigation and sewage, as well as other uses. Plumbers can be involved in hands-on work or may work in a design capacity, drafting blueprints and helping make the installation process more efficient. This is a profession with an extensive number of possible career paths. Some of the best paying jobs are in the more unusual specialities, since there is less competition.

This can be a very rewarding career, as evidenced by survey data that indicates that licensed professionals in the field tend to remain in the profession for their entire career. Many even continue part-time, well past the usual retirement age, helping the next generation by providing apprenticeships and learning opportunities.


What does a Plumber do?

An expert in plumbing is aware of building regulations and safety standards and works to make sure these standards are upheld. Legal expertise can also be an aspect of plumbing, since the laws regulating this trade vary depending on where you live, and can be difficult for a layperson to understand. Testing pipes for leakage using air pressure and other gauges, and also the ability to construct new pipe systems by cutting, fitting, measuring and threading pipes are some of the other more involved aspects of plumbing.

Plumbers often work right alongside architects, as they can contribute valuable knowledge about the best positions for wall passage and fixture locations, saving the architect valuable time and avoiding expensive mistakes.


Most Common Services Offered By Plumbers

In addition to staying up to date on plumbing codes, those working as a plumber must perform a wide range of services including the following day to day tasks:

Installation, Inspection, and Replacement:

Licensed plumbers are skilled in installing, inspecting, and replacing pipes, fixtures, and appliances in both residential and commercial spaces. Some of the common items that a plumber is trained in installation, repair, and replacement for include toilets, kitchen and bathroom sinks, showers, tubs, faucets, dishwasher, water heater, washer for laundry, pipes, water lines, backflow protection, and septic tank systems.

Nothing lasts forever, this is especially true when it comes to kitchen and bathroom fixtures, pipes, and appliances. Having your property inspected and addressing problems as they come can help you to increase the lifespan of your plumbing. If you notice any early warning signs of an issue with your home or commercial plumbing system, reach out to our team today.

Toilet Repair:

Toilets, especially those that have frequent usage- such as those in commercial properties, are prone to clogging, overflowing, and flushing malfunctions. Our plumbers work with you to address any underlying issues so that you are getting the most reliable service from your toilets.

Leak Repairs:

Many home and business owners will notice early warning signs of leaks in their space but will choose not to address them until the problem has gotten out of hand. This can be detrimental for a wide range of reasons. Primarily, you are exposing your space to additional moisture which can lead to the development of mold and mildew. Some early signs of a leak may include damp or stained walls, ceilings or floors, running water from fixtures, and unusual noises coming from the pipes.

Drain Cleaning:

Drains are notorious for collecting thick layers of dirt and debris, even in the cleanest of households. Scheduling regular cleaning for your pipes with a licensed plumber can help you to avoid foul smells, backed up drains, and other issues that can harm your sensitive plumbing system. Our team works with home and business owners to ensure they have no blockages in their plumbing so they can have functional use of their space for as many years as possible.

Pipe Repair and Replacement:

Leaking pipes can cause many serious issues with commercial and residential spaces. First of all, the moisture damage can lead to structural issues with your foundation. When this happens, you may begin developing cracks in the foundation which can lead to more shifting in your home and eventually more burst pipes. Catching these problems early is your best option for effectively correcting the issue.

Water Heater Services:

Water heaters can be difficult appliances that typically begin developing additional issues the longer they are into their life. Working with a licensed plumber can help you to get the highest quality water heater installation, maintenance, and repairs. Your plumber will be able to help you select the right model, size, and more. If you are in need of a water heater service, reach out to our team today.

Sewer Repair:

Sewer problems can quickly become out of hand and expensive. Experienced plumbers are able to quickly assess the issue with your sewer system. If you notice soggy grass on your residential or commercial property, this may be a sign that you have an issue with your sewage system.


Autumn Mechanical Contracting and Service in Houston, TX

Autumn Mechanical — formerly Autumn Air delivers a single-point resource for mechanical contracting and service. Based in Spring, TX, Autumn Mechanical specializes in HVAC, plumbing, and refrigeration services. Serving customers in Houston, Dallas, and surrounding areas, our professional technicians serve with expertise and integrity.


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