Want to get started as a plumber? Here’s some pointers on what’s what.
|Description||A Plumber’s scope of work covers designing, installing, testing, and maintaining pipes , fixtures, metal roofing, fittings and gas services. They install equipment such as boilers, pumps, heating and cooling systems, natural gas appliances, water tanks and solar water heating systems|
|Job prospects||Most plumbers are employed by plumbing firms that do small domestic plumbing and repair work. Many are employed by large plumbing firms and some work directly for the building industry on new constructions. Plumbers may also be self-employed. Plumbers may also work for State Government departments concerned with public works.Usually demand is linked with activity in the construction industry. However, unlike other building trades, downturns in building activity may have less effect on plumbers because of the work available in renovation and maintenance. Demand is also more stable because, by law, certain jobs must be performed by licenced plumbers.|