Did you know that the first recorded use of the word “plumber” was in 1469?
The Latin word for lead “plumbum.” This is where the term originates.
It was in the early 1800s that plumbing became a more common profession.
Plumbers are responsible for installing and maintaining pipes and fixtures in homes and businesses. They also repair and replace plumbing fixtures when they break.
Here are ten things you probably never knew about plumbers:
10 things you didn’t know about plumbers.If you think you know everything there is to know about plumbers, think again! These skilled professionals are responsible for keeping our homes and businesses safe, clean, and healthy – and they do it all while dealing with some pretty gross stuff. Here are ten things you probably never knew about plumbers:
1. Plumbers have to be able to withstand some pretty powerful smells.
2. They also have to be able to work in very tight spaces.
3. Plumbers must be strong enough to lift heavy pipes and fixtures.
4. They also need to use power tools safely and effectively.
5. Plumbers must know how to read blueprints and other technical drawings.
6. They also need to be able to troubleshoot problems quickly and efficiently.
7. Plumbers have to be able to work in all kinds of weather conditions.
8. They also have to be able to work long hours, often on call.
9. Plumbers need to be certified to practice their trade. Most plumbers are trained through apprenticeship programs. These programs typically last four to five years and combine on-the-job training with classroom instruction.
Plumbers must be licensed in most states. To become licensed, plumbers must pass an exam that tests their knowledge of the National Plumbing Code.
10. The median annual salary for a plumber was $51,450 in May 2019, and the job outlook for plumbers is projected to grow 4% through 2029, around the average growth rate for most occupations.
And last but not least, plumbers are genuinely unsung heroes!
Without them, our homes and businesses would be at risk for severe water damage – and that’s just the beginning. So next time you see a plumber working hard to keep your home or business running smoothly, give them a big thank you – they deserve it!