Most plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters learn their trade through a 4- or 5-year apprenticeship. Apprentices typically receive 2,000 hours of paid on-the-job training, as well as some classroom instruction, each year. In the classroom, apprentices learn safety, local plumbing codes and regulations, and blueprint reading. They also study mathematics, applied physics, and chemistry. Apprenticeship programs are offered by unions and businesses. Although most workers enter apprenticeships directly, some start out as helpers. The Home Builders Institute offers a pre-apprenticeship training program in plumbing and other trades.
Knowing your plumbing and HVAC systems are running smoothly and are reliable is something every homeowner wants. With our Peace of Mind Service Agreement, you can have just that and so much more. Routine maintenance is key in making sure your systems operate without any hiccups. With this program, our team will check your plumbing or HVAC to ensure everything is looking good, and if not, we will offer the appropriate fix. Our members also receive discounted pricing and priority service. Trust Frank’s Repair Plumbing and rest easy knowing your home is in great hands. http://y2u.be/hokTzqWiBMQ
George appeared on my doorstep at the expected time and immediated sized up the situtation. I liked that he explained the possible options and listened to me as well. The drain clean out was on the other side of the house, so we elected to go in through the roof vent instead. I could tell that getting that snake to where it needed to be was a bit of a black art, as was knowing when he had hit the obstruction. Because you see, there was a solid object in the drain which didn't belong there. Was it a matchbox car? Fisher-price little people? Uncle Roy's missing cell phone? We will never know but plenty of water and reaming pretty much insured it wasn't going to be a problem any more. https://youtube.com/e/hokTzqWiBMQ?app=desktop
Commercial plumbing systems might need the following types of maintenance services: Drain care can prevent blockages, and it helps ensure that grease traps and drain lines function properly. Restroom disinfection can prevent noxious odors from developing in drains and sink traps . Water heater and boiler maintenance ensures that these appliances are always in good working order and don’t create problems for your business. Backwater testing prevents pollution of the community's water supply. Commercial buildings usually have a backflow prevention assembly that stops the system's water from flowing back into the public water system. States typically require annual testing of backflow prevention assemblies, and if you fail this test, your company could be hit with a fine. Regular maintenance can help make sure your backflow prevention assembly is up to code. Water tempering can help prevent your employees from getting scalded by hot water by maintaining safe water temperatures. These valves need to be regularly inspected to make sure they're functioning properly.
"Woke up on Saturday morning to find my garage flooded and quickly isolated the culprit: my Hot Water Tank. After several inquiries I decided to hire Dr.(David) Dees Plumbing to replace my Hot Water Tank. He arrived that same day at the specified time, evaluated the situation, gave me a couple of options including my contacting the builder of my home to inquire about a possible free replacement (nice to do business with an ethical guy). Because of my time constraints I decided to have David replace the tank. I couldn't be happier with the price and service. He is honest, competent (Master Plumber), conscientious, professional, clean and friendly. He delivered a professional installation of a commercial grade (Gas) Hot Water Tank compliant with all Fort Worth building/installation codes. He answered all my questions. Shared some maintenance tips to extend the life of my tank. Disposed of the old tank and cleaned up his work space afterwards. If there was a grade higher than "Outstanding" I would give it. I would have no problem rehiring David for future plumbing jobs or recommending him to my friends and acquaintances. A+++++ for service and price. Signed Paul D in Fort Worth, TX"
Present-day water-supply systems use a network of high-pressure pumps, and pipes in buildings are now made of copper, brass, plastic (particularly cross-linked polyethylene called PEX, which is estimated to be used in 60% of single-family homes), or other nontoxic material. Due to its toxicity, most cities moved away from lead water-supply piping by the 1920s in the United States, although lead pipes were approved by national plumbing codes into the 1980s, and lead was used in plumbing solder for drinking water until it was banned in 1986. Drain and vent lines are made of plastic, steel, cast-iron, or lead. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hokTzqWiBMQ&feature=kp
Pipefitters, sometimes simply called fitters, install and maintain pipes that carry chemicals, acids, and gases. These pipes are used mostly in manufacturing, commercial, and industrial settings. Fitters install and repair pipe systems in power plants, as well as heating and cooling systems in large office buildings. Some pipefitters specialize as gasfitters, sprinklerfitters, or steamfitters.
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The word "plumber" dates from the Roman Empire. The Latin for lead is plumbum. Roman roofs used lead in conduits and drain pipes and some were also covered with lead, lead was also used for piping and for making baths. In medieval times anyone who worked with lead was referred to as a plumber as can be seen from an extract of workmen fixing a roof in Westminster Palace and were referred to as plumbers "To Gilbert de Westminster, plumber, working about the roof of the pantry of the little hall, covering it with lead, and about various defects in the roof of the little hall". Thus a person with expertise in working with lead was first known as a Plumbarius which was later shortened to plumber. https://m.youtube.com/e/hokTzqWiBMQ
As a child watching my father repair plumbing and all kinds of other things, I obtained skills to fix just about anything. Mid way through high school I decided I wanted to take over our family business. After graduating I then immediately started collage at Riverside community and at about 20 I began working full time to better the company with the business and marketing skills I acquired at the school. In the next five years with a lot of hard work I went from one van and a pump truck to three vans, two pump trucks and enough cameras and machines to fill them. Ive had anywhere from just myself to having 7 employees working at one time. Through my experience in past 15years of running things Ive found that I want to keep our company small and family orientated. This way I can keep a more personable relationship with our customers and my guys, keeping work standards high with morals and principles.
I have recently purchased a house with an older roof that needs to be restored soon. So, I am trying to decide on I should go with a metal roof other than shingles. If I install metal roofing over solid decking such as OSB or plywood, integrate with a properly insulated garret, there is very little noise difference compared to standard asphalt shingles. I have briefly read benefits and drawbacks of Metal roofing but as I listed before I should go to metal roofing and hiring a roofing contractor no matter its expensive or noisy anyhow, Your article has cleared a lot of misinterpretation I’ve had before. https://m.youtube.com/embed/hokTzqWiBMQ
An emergency plumber is contrasted with a plumbing contractor, who deals with creating plumbing systems for home remodels and new home construction projects. The distinction between emergency and contract plumbers is important because it is one of the drivers behind the often higher prices found with emergency plumbers. As with other expedient services, you pay for the convenience of having a plumber quickly show up at your door at any hour of day or night.
I had another lady who said she wanted to run to the grocery store to get some coffee to make for me and my guys while we were installing her new kitchen. She said she was just gonna run to the store and asked if we wouldn’t mind keeping an eye out for her one-year-old daughter who was sleeping at the time. We said fine, but she ended up not returning until four hours later. The kid was screaming her head off and we didn’t know what to do. We tried holding her. We didn’t know if she was hungry or what to feed her. She just kept crying.
"This was quality service above and beyond expectations. The technician clearly explained all work that was done - in fact the technician even took the time to explain my entire plumbing system. This was information that I didn't even receive from the builder - excellent, excellent, excellent service. Received call ahead of technician's arrival and also received a text message. Best money spent on a home service. Will be recommending to many of my neighbors to use his services. Thank you Sergio." http://m.youtube.com/embed/hokTzqWiBMQ
If it’s a toilet issue you’ve got, you’re sure to find the right toilet parts and replacement pieces – including shutoff valves and supply lines – to get your toilet in tip-top shape. We’ve also got shower parts and shower valves, sink parts and faucet parts, as well as everything for bathtub repair – all to get your bathroom up and running in top-top shape.
Our water heater had stopped heating. I gave A&A a call and although they could not take the call that day August was nice enough to suggest what the issue could be. Given this I took it upon myself to remedy the problem. I therefore replaced the Pilot assembly but somehow this did not resolve the issue. I then informed A&A I still had an issue and scheduled a new appointment. To my chagrin, no one showed up at the appointed time. However, the next morning August called to see if I had resolved the issue, apologize for missing his appointment and offer assistance. However, prior to his call I made another appointment with another plumber but he did not show either. I called August back and he came right away. Turns out I actually had fixed the problem but was not igniting the heater properly. August did not charge me for his help. Thank you August. All's well that ends well.
Just had my toilet replaced cuz my old one died. Anyway, I called and was greeted by August who was very nice. I told him what I needed and then he told me he would have someone call me back asap to set up the appointment to have my toilet replaced. In about an hour, maybe less, I received a call from one of the plumbers and he asked about details regarding the type of toilet I had and how big the restroom was, etc etc....I suck at describing details so I asked if it's ok to take a picture of the toilet and the restroom and he said that's fine. Once he got the pictures he gave me a reasonable quote and said he will be at my place between 12-1pm. He came within the specified time and the whole process only took an hour. No fuss, no mess. Very please with the service and will definitely use this company again for future plumbing needs. Thank you!
Selecting the right plumbing service isn’t easy. To receive the quality assistance you deserve, trust Best Plumbing. The highly-trained and informed plumbers at Best Plumbing are prepared to handle any and every commercial and residential need. You can count on us for all your drain cleaning, water heater, plumbing installation and sewer services needs. Why should you choose our company over others?