The most recent threat against American citizens’ free speech arose in the aftermath of an exchange between a presidential candidate and a plumber, who asked a question that the candidate answered in terms that troubled many voters.
Now, I’m not tryin’ to make you all jealous, but I happen to own my very own calculator, so I quickly did a little simple math to see how much Joe the plumber makes if he works 10 to 12 hours a day, 7 days a week… okay, let’s say he makes $69./hour, which is much lower than most 24 hour plumber birmingham al make, especially if they own their own business. So lets just go with 12 hours a day, so that’s 84 hours a week, times 52 weeks a year, so 4368 hours, at $69./hour. What?? Is my calculator right at $301,392. a year? haha! You go, Joe!! I loves me a man in the Trades!! And I love all the Women in the Trades, too, but in a different kind of way! lol!
You can also check websites to read reviews. However, a word of caution, I would not advise you to trust these reviews 100% as they could be posted by the contractor or friends allied to the business. You can check out local forums as this is a good way to find unbiased opinions.
Keep in mind that the plumber’s experience is very important and normally reflects the quality of his work. Skills and abilities are usually a result of past experiences. Therefore, the more experienced plumbers are usually the best plumbers…as long as they still have a passion for their job.
When starting in this profession, the apprentice is learning while getting paid. This is why they are called plumber’s helpers and this is the starting rate of around $18,000 per year. After learning the basics and getting to the point where they do not need much supervision, they become a plumber helper. The pay rate can increase to $25,000 a year. This averages out from $9 to $12 per hour.
2) If you have serious flooding that is filling up your floors, the service of a plumber is needed. If your drain is clogged and you are unable to unclog it, a plumber will be able to get to the root of the problem and repair it.
They must have a license, be bonded and also be insured. This is for your protection as well as for the plumber’s protection. When the plumber doesn’t have any of these things then be wary and start looking for another one to hire.
Finally, at the beginning, take the time to get quotes from several plumbers and potentially on non-emergency, lower cost jobs. Get a feel for the plumbing company and see how well they fit with your needs. Meet the plumbers in person. Then, when an emergency plumbing problem arrives, you will have a much better solution when time is of the essence.