There are many jobs that the plumber can do depending on what he/she specializes or does for a living. A plumber is usually a tradesman who specializes in maintaining and installing systems used in drainage, plumbing and potable water in public facilities. A plumber can do large or small jobs that include repairing the sewer system, repairing faucets in homes and businesses, installing drainage pipes, installing sewer lines and septic tanks in commercial and residential areas. In addition, many plumbers provide emergency service by getting residents of a home or business safely removed from their homes and taken to a hospital if needed.

If you have problems with your toilets, sinks, bathtubs and other plumbing fixtures, most likely it will be necessary for you to hire a plumber to come out and take care of the problem. A plumber can repair pipes, line up and replace broken pipes and fix problems with drainage, water and sewage systems. In some instances, the plumber will have to inspect or even install new plumbing fixtures in a bathroom or kitchen area.

If your toilet or sink is clogged, or you notice a strange odor, leak or similar issue in your home, you should have the problem repaired by a licensed plumber. Many times, people try to fix the problem themselves without the proper knowledge and tools. This can lead to dangerous fumes and even serious injury. With this knowledge, you should have basic knowledge about pipe installation, pipe fittings, testing pipes and pipe fittings. By doing a simple test or two, when you call a plumber, he/she will know whether you need to have a professional repair the pipes in your home, or if you can try doing the job yourself.

Basic pipefitting skills include preparing the pipes for installation, testing for proper pressure and temperature, and connecting the ends of the pipes. When you call a plumber, you should have all of these basic tools and fixtures in your home. You may also have some electrical wiring in place, if your current system requires it. Basic plumbers work also includes installing a toilet and sink traps and faucets, installing and repairing gas and electric fixtures, installing ceiling joists and repairing toilet and drain pipes, repairing septic tanks, installing sewer line replacements, repairing water heaters and flushing machines, caulking and sealing leaks, installing drywall and wood flooring, installing fireplaces, repairing chimney and vent, installing ceiling fans, installing electrical outlets, installing telephone and cable wires, etc.

When you have basic knowledge about plumbing and pipe installations, you can choose to repair your own plumbing, or you can hire a licensed plumber to do the work for you. Basic skills are enough to allow you to replace, repair and maintain your own plumbing in your home, but to become an expert in the field, it is usually necessary to take additional classes and practice on site. This will enhance your knowledge about drains, fixtures, faucets, toilets, showers, tubs and sinks. There are numerous plumbers who advertise their services online, through newspapers and television. All you need to do is to take the time to research on these companies and their local areas in order to find a reputable and trustworthy professional.

As stated earlier, plumbing comes in different forms. The job description might vary from one company to another. A plumber job description may include repairing kitchen sinks and tubs, installing faucets and washing machines, installing and repairing chimneys, fixing water supply pipes, repairing outdoor faucets and fixtures, repairing drainage systems, installing drains, trenching, septic tank pumping, trenchless sewer lines repair and so on. You should be able to identify all of these jobs when you are looking for a plumber to complete a project for you. There are some plumbers who specialize in only a certain type of work. It would be advisable to ask the contractor for a detailed list of the tasks that he can do.