Things You Didn't Know About Plumbers
Plumbing has been around for thousands of years, but when it was first developed, it was incredibly basic compared to what we have today. Throughout the years, the need for plumbers has become greater with all the advancements that have come around. Plumbers are a necessary and integral part of how our society functions. From their extensive training to their service call preferences, here are some things you probably didn't know about plumbers.
- Plumbers go through years-long, extensive training to get their licenses. People who are wanting to start their career in plumbing will start as apprentices or trainees, depending on the program that they are in. Each state has different requirements for how many training hours are required and the education requirements to gain licensure. In the state of Washington, our trainee plumbers have to have 8,000 working hours verified with the state, as well as take continuing education credits when they renew their licenses. Once they reach their hour requirement, the state requires them to take an exam on the information that they learned throughout their training program.
- Plumbers ultimately end up saving you money in the long run. While your plumbing work may be costly upfront, you'll end up paying less than you would if you had a plumbing emergency with other repairs or if you fixed it yourself and then had to call a plumber. While it may seem like an easy fix or you may be able to find the solution on the internet, it's always the safer and less expensive choice to call a qualified plumber.
- Kitchen service calls are sometimes less preferred than bathroom service calls. Because of all the kitchen waste that goes down the kitchen sink, there will be fat, grease, and other food that will have been sitting there rotting for weeks, months, or even years. Be mindful of what goes down the drain because all that waste can cause some smelly problems in the future. Most plumbers, including some of our own, would all agree that there are times when kitchen calls are worse than bathroom calls.
- While sometimes it seems like an easy job, plumbers risk their safety almost every day. Plumbers come into contact with various safety risks with almost every call they take. From waste to high water pressure, plumbers have to be mindful about how they go about the job to keep themselves from getting injured and from damaging the house.
Whether you have fixture replacements or a water heater repair or any other plumbing issue, our plumbers are ready for whatever your needs are. Call (509) 535-5946 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org for all your plumbing needs.