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What Makes Plumbing Such a Challenging Profession 

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You Can Never Stop Educating Yourself 

Professional plumbers must complete extensive training before entering the field. Qualified plumbers often spend four to five years in training, including as a journeyman apprentice. 



There are numerous quizzes and examinations of knowledge and ability. However, the plumbing industry is not immune to the effects of fast evolving technological standards and regulatory frameworks. Plumbers need to be able to do basic math and science, and they also need to be up-to-date on industry news and aware of the latest developments in the field. 


Strenuous labor that puts a lot of strain on the body 


To excel as a plumber requires much effort. The weeks leading up to Blocked Toilet and December 25th are always our busiest. New construction is a common source of work for certain plumbers. 


Fixing leaks and other plumbing problems for homeowners is a full-time job for many of us. We'll be there as soon as we can, even if it means working outside at 3 a.m. on the coldest night in February. 


We may have to get on our hands and knees or even crawl through small areas to complete the tasks at hand. It's possible that we'll spend a good number of hours in whatever position we happen to be in. It's not fun, and it may hurt, but sometimes it's the only way to get the job done right. 


Sometimes the chores we have to complete are down in the mud and filth. To get there, we may have to go where no one has gone in years: under the floors. It's possible that we'll have to empty septic tanks or clean up overflows. 


A home may have flooded due to damaged pipes and water while the owners were gone. It's possible that the water had been lingering in their closed-up house for days, encouraging the growth of mold. We're grateful to have found a career that we enjoy so much, but there are times when we wonder what it is about plumbing that makes us so devoted to it. And here's why – 


Our Happiness Is Due to Plumbing 

There is some truth to the statement that the task might be challenging, but hear me out. We do what we do because we want to make people's lives easier and better and give them a reason to smile again after they've been dealt a difficult hand, such when an unexpected home repair is required. 


We care about making a difference with the work we perform. Although plumbers sometimes receive a bad rap for being rude, we want to improve that image one satisfied client at a time. 


For the pay they receive, plumbers put in long hours of work. Calls from customers can require working late into the night or early in the morning, when few others are awake. These days, working six or seven days a week for twelve or more hours a day is the norm, not the exception (especially for plumbers who are self-employed). But that's because it's our passion. 



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