The job duties of a plumber include:
Installing and maintaining pipes, fittings, and fixtures that are used to distribute potable water, and remove waste water and sewage.
Install, repair and maintain plumbing systems that are used to provide clean water, and remove waste water and sewage.
Install and repair appliances such as dishwashers, washing machines, and water heaters.
Locate and repair leaks, and diagnose and repair problems with plumbing fixtures and systems.
Read and interpret blueprints, drawings and specifications to determine the layout of plumbing systems, water supply networks and waste and drainage systems.
Install, repair and maintain plumbing systems in residential, commercial and industrial buildings.
Provide emergency services, such as fixing burst pipes or unclogging blocked drains.
Advising clients on the best way to maintain plumbing systems and fixtures in order to extend their life and avoid future problems.
Keep up-to-date with the latest plumbing technologies and best practices, and comply with local building codes and regulations.
Installing and maintaining plumbing systems and fixtures in new constructions and remodeling projects.
Communicating with clients and other tradespeople, such as architects and electricians, to ensure that projects are completed on time and to the satisfaction of the client.
Keeping records of all work done and maintaining inventory of tools and materials.
A plumber is responsible for ensuring that the plumbing systems in buildings are safe, functional and comply with the local building codes and regulations. A good plumber should have the skills and knowledge to diagnose and fix problems quickly and efficiently, while providing excellent customer service.