A master plumber is a licensed professional who installs and repairs various commercial and residential plumbing systems. He or she might specialize in designing new systems, laying or fitting pipes, or performing repairs and maintenance on appliances and fixtures. Master plumbers are often self-employed, though many work for local governments, construction companies, and plumbing supply stores.
Plumbing experts are vital to the design and construction of municipal, commercial, and residential water systems. Engineers often work with a master plumber to create blueprints for new systems and determine the cost of implementing new systems. Plumbers involved in design often allocate all the necessary materials and lead an installation team. After the construction of a new system, a master plumber might perform a detailed inspection to ensure that it is working properly and conforms with local plumbing codes.
Homes and businesses require the skills of a master plumber to install and repair pipes, appliances, and fixtures. A plumber usually follows blueprints and building codes when installing various fixtures, such as sinks and bathtubs. When a pipe or appliance stops functioning properly, a plumber will inspect the system, diagnose the problem, and perform any necessary replacements or repairs.