Plumbing is a very interesting and varied career. The sheer variety of work makes it impossible to list all that can be undertaken. Some of the jobs that a plumber does involve installing the water supply and fuel supply systems, for example:
Plumbers work in all types of buildings, including: houses, flats, cafes, restaurants, hotels, pubs, airports, aeroplanes, trains, stations, colleges, schools factories, hospitals, ships… People need water to survive, so everywhere there are people, there will be a need for plumbers!
Once the plumbing systems are installed the work is not complete until the systems have been tested to ensure that everything is working correctly and safe for the user.
Another aspect of the plumbers work is maintenance and repair. Everyone should be aware that boilers and other fuel-burning appliances need annual servicing to keep them safe. Furthermore, water supply systems and boilers and central heating systems are quite complex and can sometimes break down and again the plumber can be called upon to figure out what's gone wrong and repair the system.
As well as fitting the piping systems that carry water around the building, plumbers are involved with keeping the inside of the building dry by fitting gutters and sheet lead weatherings to chimneys and roofs.
Thinking about the above it's obvious that everyone needs plumbers - at some time, so there is never a shortage of work - there's usually a shortage of qualified plumbers, this means that the pay can be very good! The work a plumber does is often appreciated by the customer, (try, for a few moments to imaging a life without clean water to drink or hot water to bathe in). It can be very satisfying to start a job and carry it through to completion where everything works.
Plumbers have to be able to: