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How to Become a Professional Plumber

Want to hire a plumber who will do a thorough job? Make sure they’re well trained! Many plumbers that can be hired inexpensively have great intentions when they work on your pipes, but don’t have the practical or theoretical experience to back up their work and guarantee it.


Certain key steps are mandatory in order to gain a positive reputation as a consistently trustworthy and professional plumber. Most plumbers begin their careers as apprentices to other plumbing experts. To even be considered for an apprenticeship, a prospective plumber has to have completed a minimum of four years in secondary school. This can include any field of study. Sometimes, a post-secondary training school may also be requested by an employer. While college is the ultimate requirement, many plumbers also say they benefit highly from the study of mathematics. Why? The duty of a plumber commonly involves pipe measurements and calculations, and a background in math—including specialized fields like geometry and algebra— is practically essential.


Aside from education, the next big step for many plumbers is the search for employment. Many plumbers will join an established business working with other plumbers and go from there. Some will set up their own shop and create a business of their own from the ground up. Still, others take on work as it comes. In the end, the most important contributor to the professionalism, accuracy, and track record of any plumber is experience. Ask your plumber (or plumbing business) how long they’ve been in business, how many cases like yours they’ve dealt with and how confident they feel that their tools and expertise can handle the situation.


If you follow all these recommendations, you’re on your way to finding a great plumber. To get in contact with some of the most professional plumbers in Calgary, call NeedAPlumberCanada today!