Q: How long does it take to train to be a plumber?

A: Most plumbers receive their training through an apprenticeship. Apprenticeships last four to five years and are typically managed by local plumbers’ unions and associations. Apprentices learn on the job under the supervision of their employer, who should be an experienced journeyman plumber.

Q: How often should you check your plumbing?

A: Most professional plumbers agree that plumbing maintenance should be done annually. At most, you shouldn’t go for two years without your home’s plumbing system being checked.

Q: Does rain affect plumbing?

A: There’s no doubt about it; heavy rain can definitely affect your plumbing if you’re not prepared! A Southern California downpour can actually put a number of strains on your plumbing system, such as increasing the pressure on your pipes.

Q: Can plumbing be on an exterior wall?

A: Installing pipes in exterior walls should be avoided. If they must be located in exterior walls, the homeowner should ensure that the pipes are insulated and that adequate cavity insulation is installed behind the pipes.

Q: How many types of plumbing are there?

A: There are five plumbing pipe materials that are — or were in the case of galvanized steel — most common: copper, galvanized steel, polyvinyl chloride (PVC), chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC) and cross-linked polyethylene (PEX).

Q: What are the types of plumbing services?

A: Plumbing services can also include faucet services, sewer line services, water heater services, sump pump services, piping/leak services, toilet plumbing, etc. There are a number of signs that may indicate plumbing services are needed.

Q: What are the two main plumbing systems in a home?

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Q: Which pipe is better for plumbing?

A: CPVC is suitable for hot water and drinking water, unlike normal PVC. Compared with copper, CPVC pipes are smoother, and they produce less noise when water flows through. CPVC piping is also insulated to prevent energy loss, more flexible than metallic piping, and fire resistant.

Q: What do plumbing repair companies do?

A: For example, plumbers can repair broken and cracked pipes, defrost frozen pipes, fix slow flowing drains, adjust water pressure, and fix septic system problems, like a backed up sewer tank.

Q: What are professional plumbers?

A: Plumbers install, repair and maintain pipes, fixtures and other plumbing equipment used for water distribution and waste water disposal in residential, commercial and industrial buildings. They are employed by construction companies, plumbing contractors and maintenance departments, or they may also be self-employed.

Q: Do house plans come with plumbing plans?

A: Do the plans/blueprints include plumbing and electrical? A: The rough plumbing is included on the plans showing the kitchen and bath fixture symbols and their locations. However, the location of where the pipes come into the house is site specific and not included on the plans.