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My name is Connor, and I want to guide you through the steps you must take to become a successful professional plumber. Working as a plumber does not require a college education, but many plumbers will tell you that the training they went through was much more challenging than time in a classroom. I'll take you through the basic steps of finding training as a plumber, working as an apprentice, becoming licensed and even starting your own plumbing business. Plumbing is lucrative work that many people find enjoyable and rewarding. Could you be a plumber? Read my blog to find out.


3 Important Reasons To Always Hire A Professional To Service Your Water Well Pump

Have you recently moved to a home with a well, rather than a municipal city system? Are you hoping that this means that you'll be able to contend with any water problems that might arise and not have to rely on outside help? While having your own water well does give you more freedom and control, especially in the form of not having a monthly water bill, there are still a variety of reasons why you should leave the servicing of your well to professionals like County Pump & Supply Co. Some of these reasons include:

Sanitization and contamination: If you don't know what you're doing when working with well pumps, it can be all too easy to inadvertently contaminate the well somehow. If you accidentally drop one of your tools down the well hole while the pump is partially disassembled, you could be contaminating the well with not only germs but also with machine oil or whatever else might have been clinging to the surface of the tool. While it's a relatively easy, if a somewhat lengthy, process to sanitize a well, cleaning out other contamination can be an expensive process. Depending on the nature of the contamination, it can be cheaper and easier to simply move the well itself by drilling a new one. A professional will know how to minimize the risks so as to make well contamination unlikely.

Time: When you're not completely sure what you're doing, tinkering around with and trying to fix well pumps can be a lengthy process. While this may be okay for something like figuring out how to install new shelves, wells are a different matter entirely. The longer it takes you to figure out what's wrong and to try to fix it, the longer you're going to be without water. If you don't want to have to rely on bottled water for your needs, have a professional fix up the pump to have it working again as soon as possible.

Money: Being unfamiliar with a certain piece of machinery means that it can be difficult to tell exactly what the problem is when something goes wrong. As a result, you could wind up buying tools and parts that you don't actually need. Even if you're able to return these items once you realize that you don't actually need them, their purchase could make it difficult for you to pay various other bills. When you choose to hire a professional who is familiar with well pumps to fix yours, you know that he or she will get the repair correct the first time. For more piece of mind, you can look for one that offers a warranty or guarantee on his or her service. If the pump breaks down again within a specified time frame, your plumber will then fix it again at no additional cost to you.