An apprenticeship is the most common pathway to becoming a plumber. Many unions and businesses mandate that an apprentice receive a minimum of 246 hours of technical education, which could include instruction in math, applied physics and chemistry, and up to 2,000 hours of paid, practical training working with an experienced plumber. Safety training is also an important component of the process, since injuries are common in this line of work. "We have many hours worth of [Occupational Safety and Health Administration] training before we go on to a job site," says Patrick Kellett, the administrative assistant to the general president for the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing, Pipe Fitting Industry of the United States, Canada and Australia. "We're very conscious of the dangers that come with working in construction."
I am not a plumber, but I am familiar with oxidation. Many simple plumbing valves only need to be removed and new "O" rings installed. That's where the problem comes in. Most older homes used metal pipes and not PVC. Usually the valve screws into a different type of metal and oxidation occurs between the two metals, almost becoming one. In order to get the valve stem out you have to break it loose. If you break the pipe, not only do you have a mess but then you have to pay to fix it. Simple if you break it you pay. If a plumber breaks it, he is responsible. I recommend paying the plumbers fee and save yourselves headaches in the long run.
Sump pumps are used to re-route water away from the lowest point of your home's foundation and protect your basement and easily damaged areas from flooding. In most cases, your sump pump is hardwired to your electrical system or possibly plugged into a wall outlet. Because these power sources can often fail in a storm when water damage occurs, sump pumps are typically equipped with battery backup power.
“I had a house guest stay the weekend and she reported that the shower faucet was leaking. This was on a Saturday and of course most plumbing companies are closed. Being that there's a drought I had to save water ASAP so I immediately looked up plumbers on Yelp that were open on Saturday. I called Advanced Plumbing and spoke with Bill. He told me that someone would be out in my area within an hour. 10 minutes later he texts that there will be someone there within half hour. Rene came by and ascertained that we needed a new component for the shower faucet. Everything was done within an hour and they take Visa which was convenient for me because it's the one day that I didn't have cash on hand. Advanced Plumbing Service has great customer service and is a pleasure to deal with. Totally recommend!”
I want to thank Luis and Charlie's Rooter Service for Outstanding customer service. Luis came out for a clogged shower and later to find out that the cause was my main sewer line. He was honest on the cost and what needed to be done, Luis gave me options to make my decision easy. He was polite and professional, if you need quality work I would recommend Luis and Charlie's! Thank you Luis