Plumbers are professionals who specialize in installing, maintaining, and repairing plumbing systems. There are three main types of plumbers: commercial plumbers, residential plumbers, and service and repair plumbers. Each type of plumber has their own unique set of skills and responsibilities. Commercial plumbers are qualified professionals who work in commercial environments such as schools, hospitals, universities, and manufacturing plants.
They specialize in working with industrial equipment and are responsible for installing, maintaining, and repairing tanks and pipes. Commercial plumbers must be knowledgeable about various plumbing issues and must keep up to date with plumbing-related codes in a commercial environment. They often deal with a number of problems in commercial buildings, such as disposing of large amounts of waste and installing water systems for large companies. Service and repair plumbers specialize in performing various maintenance and repair tasks related to plumbing systems in both residential and commercial environments.
Common jobs that a service and repair plumber may perform include repairing leaks, adjusting reduced pressure, removing blockages, and cleaning plumbing systems and fixtures. This type of plumber generally gains their experience through technical training and on-the-job training. Residential plumbers specialize in installing, maintaining, and repairing plumbing fixtures and problems in a residential environment. They work with plumbing systems such as water systems, toilets, and showers, and can usually resolve any plumbing issues within a home.
Residential plumbers often gain their knowledge and experience by working as an apprentice with a more experienced plumber. Sanitary plumbers are plumbing professionals who specialize in various plumbing techniques related to sanitary systems. This is the most common type of hired plumber since most residential plumbing problems are related to the home's sanitary system. Common tasks performed by sanitary plumbers include unblocking and cleaning clogs in sanitary systems, installing toilet and bathroom plumbing, installing suspended drains, and supervising plumbing installations such as tubs and toilets. Water supply plumbers specialize in working with water supply systems such as water tanks, kitchen tanks, bath tanks, overhead storage tanks, and plumbing. Common tasks for water plumbers include installing various water supply systems in bathrooms, kitchens, and laundry rooms as well as installing excess plumbing and sanitation systems.
Some water plumbers will also perform basic residential plumbing tasks such as unclogging kitchen and bathroom drains and toilets. A major difference between a residential and commercial plumber is the number of plumbing pipes and fittings that both have to work on. Commercial plumbers encounter many pipes and tanks; they work on buildings starting from one story to high-rise buildings. They are more skilled than residential plumbers since they can install drinkers, sprinkler systems, sewer lines in office or business buildings. Commercial plumbers can also work in large boilers, sewer lines or lift stations. These professionals may be called for repairs at any time including weekends or holidays. Sanitary plumbers are the most common type of hired plumber since most residential plumbing problems are related to the home's sanitary system.
Residential plumbers focus completely on home problems while commercial plumbers are called to work in commercial spaces such as industrial warehouses, schools or hospitals. In conclusion, there are three main types of plumbers: commercial plumbers who work in commercial environments; service and repair plumbers who specialize in performing various maintenance tasks; residential plumbers who specialize in installing, maintaining, and repairing plumbing fixtures; and sanitary plumbers who specialize in various plumbing techniques related to sanitary systems.