Plumbing isn’t limited to just fixing clogged toilets, you may need to have a variety of plumbing fixtures installed, repaired, or maintained. Especially if you operate a business, you’ll notice that there is much more to plumbing than just toilets and sinks. 

Plumbers work with a few different types of pipes, including water, gas, and drainage. They can analyze the pipes to find problems such as clogging, leaking, and other pipe malfunctions. 


A day in the life of a plumber might include installing various fixtures. Plumbers can install anything that has a pipeline including toilets, refrigerators, dishwashers, or water heaters. If they’re installing a completely new fixture into a building, they may need to gather the building blueprints to know where the ideal fixture placement would be. However, a lot of the time, a plumber would be replacing fixtures or following where pipelines extrude from walls to know where a new fixture should be placed. 


Plumbers will often travel to client sites to repair fixtures. These repairs can include unclogging pipes or fixing leaks. Most repairs will come in as emergency calls. A client could be panicking with water spewing from a leaky pipe or a clogged grease trap that stops them from continuing business smoothly. During these kinds of jobs, plumbers find and address the repair emergency, solve and fix the problem on the spot, and make sure that everything is properly sealed and connected. 


Regular maintenance of plumbing fixtures is highly recommended, especially for commercial buildings. In these kinds of buildings, there is usually a larger amount of people utilizing the plumbing fixtures. Therefore, it is smart to schedule routine maintenance check-up appointments for your plumbing fixtures to make sure everything is running smoothly. Nobody should wait until an emergency happens because especially when water and gas are involved, damage from a plumbing problem could be expensive or permanent.