The Best Parts of Working As A Plumber

At MaintenX, our plumbers are the backbone of our preventative maintenance service. We often receive calls from clients telling us that their plumbing is old, weathered, and constantly causing troubles at their facility. Our team of plumbing experts then helps them utilize affordable and practical solutions to extend the service life of their commercial plumbing without compromising on quality. This is how we stay among the top-rated preventative maintenance programs in the country, and keep our clients satisfied year over year. 

But, it isn’t just the clients who walk away satisfied after a site visit. Below are the top five reasons our plumbers give for loving their jobs at MaintenX: 

Every day is a new challenge

Plumbers don’t just clock in and clock out like a regular 9 to 5. Every day they are met with new challenges and ways to help their customers. This allows for creativity in the workplace rather than a job description that requires the same routine every day. 

Leading an active lifestyle

Plumbers don’t sit behind a desk all day, either. They work physically long and hard hours, and because of this have an easier time staying in shape than those who work desk jobs for 8+ hours a day. If you’re someone who can’t sit still and likes working with their hands, plumbing may be the perfect trade for you. 

Minimal schooling required

Plumbers typically go to a trade school or complete an apprenticeship program, which can take up to four years before completing and earning their certifications. However, most plumbers can earn their certifications within two years or less, and typically have to spend much less for their training than a typical Bachelor’s degree earner will. With comparable salaries to college grads, plumbing is a great trade for those who want to enter the workforce early with little to no college debt. 

Competitive salaries

Plumbing is a recession-proof career that offers competitive rates even when compared to other trades and jobs which require college degrees. High starting salaries coupled with overtime hours and paid sick and holiday days, you can make a great living as a plumber anywhere in the U.S. 

Making a difference in your community

When someone calls a plumber, it is typically because they are in trouble. They are experiencing an emergency or backup in their building and are in desperate need of help. When you arrive onsite and can fix their problem quickly and affordably, you become their hero for the day. This is often cited as the greatest source of job satisfaction among MaintenX plumbers. 

If you are interested in furthering your plumbing career, visit the MaintenX Careers page to see what jobs are available in your area.

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