Plumbers are professionals who are employed to fix water pipes. These professionals are trained to deal with pipe issues such as construction problems, septic tank problems, and water main problems. A plumber is also a licensed tradesman who specializes in maintaining and repairing drainage systems, sewage systems, and potable water systems in the plumbing system. In the United States, plumbing codes are governed by state governments. Each state is responsible for establishing its own set of plumbing regulations and standards.
The plumbers are employed by drainage contractors, water companies, and private residents. The plumbers have to inspect the drainage lines and pipelines, remove any blocked pipes, repair any faulty plumbing connection, and install any required plumbing equipment. They have to be highly skilled professionals and must be licensed with the state government. They can either perform the tasks in a group or work individually. Plumbers also install drainage system components such as downpipes, tubs, and fixtures.
Most of the times, an ordinary plumber works on residential plumbing systems, which include kitchen sinks, bathtubs, and lavatories. But the plumbers are also hired to do the works in industrial and commercial plumbing systems. Some of the common plumbing systems are indoor plumbing, basement waterproofing, and outdoor patio, driveway, and swimming pool drainage systems.
One of the basic plumbing equipment that plumbers putty over is the bathtub. A plumber will first remove the soap scum form the tub using a stiff brush and then he or she will spread a thin layer of silicone. This silicone is known as the plumber’s putty. After the bathtub is thoroughly screened, the plumbers will pour a small amount of white lithium battery grease inside the tub and then set the cover and plug it in.
The second plumbing item that the plumber’s putty will bond is the toilet tank. The process is quite the same as that of the bathtub, only the plumbing fittings are not being soaked. The first step is to rinse and wipe the entire toilet tank, including the faucet, the valve, and the seat. Then, the plumber’s putty tool bag is introduced inside the toilet tank.
To seal the seals, the plumber’s putty is poured into one end of each hole and then it is allowed to dry. Afterward, the excess silicone is vacuumed away by a vacuum cleaner or a scrubbing brush. Finally, the seals are resealed with some plastic material or other suitable sealant. Once done, the installation of new fixtures can begin.