Rosie on the House: Taking the plunge on a plumber | Home + Life + Health

The demand for all residential services is very high. Choosing a good plumber for regular maintenance makes it easier to get help in an emergency.

If the plumber is visiting, ask them to show you how to turn off the water on taps, toilets, and around the house. Have them check the water pressure to your house as well. It should be around 60 psi. A higher pressure can cause problems and void the warranty on plumbing fixtures. It would be a good time to drain your water heater as well.

What it’s like to be a professional plumber

Matt Sears, director of electrical and plumbing at Temperature Control Inc., a Rosie-certified partner, walks us through a typical day for a plumber.

Your day starts at 6:30 a.m. when you arrive at the yard. They sort the jobs for the day, which can be two to six depending on the type of work, and make sure that everything they need for each one is on their truck.

For minor jobs like a leaking faucet, a clogged toilet, and replacing water heaters, all of the equipment they need is usually on their truck. Occasionally the plumber has to run to a supplier while working on a part.

At 7.45 a.m., the plumbers are at the door and make their way to their first appointments.

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