The Different Types of Plumbers and the Work They Do

We use plumbing every day, yet very few of us know much at all about plumbing.

Did you know that there are different types of plumbers? This can make hiring the right plumber for the job a difficult task.

Check out our guide to the different types of plumbers and what they can do for you.

The Types of Plumbers

There are two important ways we differentiate the types of plumbers. First is the scale of the job – commercial, residential, or service and repair. The second is job type, water supply plumbers, and sanitation plumbers.

Here is our guide to all you need to know about the different types of plumbers.

Commercial Plumbers

Commercial plumbers work on large commercial jobs. They will install, maintain, and repair tanks and pipes in commercial buildings, such as schools, large shopping malls, hospitals, and factories.

Commercial plumbing tends to be more complex than residential plumbing. A commercial plumber will usually manage systems over many floors with more complicated water systems, which can include large scale waste removal.

Residential Plumbers

Residential plumbers install repair and service all plumbing systems in our homes.

They also work on construction sites for residential houses, where many residential plumbers complete their apprenticeships and gain experience.

Residential plumbers service simpler systems than their commercial counterparts and use a less diverse range of tools and equipment.

Service and Repair Plumbers

A service and repair plumber is the plumber we are most familiar with. They are your master plumber.

Service and repair plumbers repair and maintain plumbing systems. These plumbers are trained and experienced in problem-solving and fixing plumbing issues.

They are experts in jobs like fixing reduced pressure, clogging, cleaning, servicing, and leakages. They don’t install water heaters, re-pipe a house, or conduct large-scale renovations.

Water Supply Plumbers

Water supply plumbers install and repair water tanks in places like wet rooms, kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry rooms.

They will also fit deferred sanitation systems and excess pipes. As well as connecting these pipes to their respective tanks and outlets. They also unclog sanitary and kitchen plumbing systems.

Sanitary Plumbers

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The most contracted plumbers are sanitary plumbers. These plumbers will take care of everything related to sanitary systems, such as sanitary pipes, tanks, and plumbing systems.

Sanitary plumbers will undertake a range of plumbing tasks. Unblocking sanitary jams, installing bathrooms and toilet pipes, bathtub and shower installations, plus maintenance and removal are the most common tasks they deal with.

A qualified sanitary plumber can also fit boilers and water heating systems for toilets and showers, along with fitting suspended drains.

The Right Plumber for You

Not all plumbers have the same skills and expertise. In fact, there is a wide range of plumbers, and finding the right one can be a challenge.

Using this guide to identify the different types of plumbers available means you won’t have any issues getting the right plumber for the job.

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