Plumbers have many responsibilities. They install and repair toilet fixtures, bathtubs, and septic systems. Workers service leaks and clogs, swapping out old parts or fixing things like broken flush levers. At times, laborers also fix appliances like dishwashers, water heaters, or washing machines.
Different types of plumbing projects call for unique building methods and construction materials. Standard home water systems use piping made of steel, copper, and plastic. One or two plumbers are able to install and maintain these less complex systems. However, it takes entire crews of workers to deploy heavy piping, such as those used at power plants and factories.
Pipefitters and plumbers install ducts that move materials for a variety of reasons. Piping moves water through various natural and manmade terrains. The piping is carefully selected to ensure safety of the products being pushed through the tubing. For example, some factories and farms use stainless steel piping to avoid contamination from rust. Plumbers affix pipes and fittings that carry the following:
Smoke and exhaust
Waste and sewage
Refined gasoline, diesel fuel, and kerosene
Beer and soda