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What Does a Plumber Do Each Day? 

September 25, 2023

In our daily lives, we rely on numerous systems of infrastructure to keep our businesses running smoothly: one of which is a plumbing system. Behind the scenes, there are skilled professionals who keep plumbing systems working and operating smoothly. Plumbers possess expertise and knowledge to ensure that installations, repairs, and maintenance of plumbing in new buildings, renovations, and remodels operate effectively for their inhabitants. A plumber’s work looks different everyday, especially in commercial settings due to the variety of piping systems installed. Work ranges from installation and repairs to maintenance and inspections, or even same-day emergency services. 


One of the primary responsibilities of a plumber is the installation and repair of plumbing systems. They work with intricate networks of pipes, fixtures, and fittings, ensuring proper connections and functionality. Plumbers carefully install and repair water supply lines, sewage systems, gas lines, and drainage systems, adhering to local building codes and safety standards. They are also responsible for the installation of medical gas systems in hospitals. Plumbers utilize a variety of tools and techniques to address leaks, blockages, burst pipes, and other plumbing emergencies efficiently.


Prevention is always better than cure, and plumbers play a vital role in maintaining plumbing systems to prevent major issues from arising. Regular maintenance checks are conducted by plumbers to identify potential problems before they escalate. They inspect pipes, drains, and fixtures, looking for signs of damage, wear and tear, or impending issues. By conducting routine inspections, plumbers can offer suggestions for maintenance, repairs, or replacements, ensuring optimal system performance.


Plumbing emergencies can strike at any time, often requiring immediate attention. Plumbers are available round the clock to respond to such situations. Whether it’s a burst pipe, a leak, or a malfunctioning water heater, plumbers tackle emergencies swiftly and effectively. 


Whether you have a plumbing need or if you are looking to learn more about a career in the trade, Egan Company is your go-to resource. Explore Egan’s Mechanical offerings further >