Jul 11, 2016

Plumbers install, maintain and repair pipes, fixtures and other equipment used to distribute fresh water or dispose of wastewater in residential, commercial and industrial buildings.

Plumbers typically:

  • read and interpret blueprints and prepare cost estimates
  • mark positions for pipe connections and fixtures in walls and floors
  • cut openings in walls and floors to accommodate pipes and fittings
  • measure, cut, bend and install pipes
  • weld connections and test pipes for leaks