Becoming a Plumber

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Becoming a Plumber

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.


Three Things That Can Happen If City Plumbers Go On Strike And Don’t Clean The Sewers

By now, you have probably heard about police force strikes, firefighter strikes, and even garbage collector strikes. The most insidious of these was the garbage strike in New York City, where the garbage collectors went on strike for over a month until an agreement was made regarding their pay and benefit contracts. Garbage piles lined the streets of New York City and it stunk so bad you could hardly breathe. Now imagine what happens when plumbers employed by the city go on strike and sewer cleaning grinds to a halt. Read More 

Ways To Keep Your Portable Toilet From Tipping Over In High Winds

Renting some portable toilets for an outdoor event on your property is a must, but you certainly want to be sure that that structure doesn't tip over as a result of high winds. This would cause a significant mess that could embarrass you and even put a damper on your gathering. While you should always ensure that your rented portable toilets are placed on level ground, there are some other methods that you can use to make them less susceptible to toppling over. Read More 

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Hydro-Jetting Your Sewer Lines for Tree Roots

Traditionally, sewer lines clogged by tree roots have had the roots physically removed through a professional extending a rotating blade along a cable known as a plumbing snake. More recently, however, a process known as hydro-jetting has been gaining in popularity as an alternative means to clear a blocked pipe. Hydro-jetting equipment sends a highly pressurized stream of water down the sewer line, blasting stubborn grease and roots as it goes. Read More 

How You Can Replace The Heating Element On A GE Electric Hot Water Tank

One way to tell if the heating element on your electric hot water tank is going bad is when water leaks out of the heating element, down the side of the tank, and onto the floor. You need to replace the heating element to stop the leak and restore the ability of the tank to generate hot water. This is a job a homeowner can do in an hour or two with just a couple of tools. Read More 

Three Sources Of Well Water Contamination

Studies have shown that nearly one-quarter of private wells are contaminated, so it's important to have your well water tested regularly. Even though your water comes from the groundwater, there are many ways that contaminants can enter your water supply and make you sick. Here are three sources of well water contamination. Septic tanks If you have a septic tank, bacteria from your waste could contaminate your well water. In fact, 1% of America's aquifers have been contaminated by septic tanks. Read More