Plumbers are special people.
Just like any other profession,there are specific skills,talents,and personal characteristics that one must have in order to grow up and become a plumber.
Plumbers need to have a mechanical mind. This means that when you look at an appliance or any other sort of product,you are interested in and understand the way that the product is engineered and how it is supposed to work. This is important because plumbing systems are often quite complex. If a plumber looks at the pipes of a plumbing system and cannot quickly and easily understand where they come from,where they go,and why they are there,then that plumber will not be very successful at their job.
Another important personality trait for a plumber is being personable. Homeowners let plumbers into their homes in order to repair and install plumbing fixtures. What you might not initially understand about that fact,though,is that when homeowners hire plumbers,they have to hire plumbers that “rub them the right way” or else they will not trust them enough to let them into their home where their family resides. If a plumber isn’t personable,then they are not going to get very far in the plumbing field.
Business knowledge is also very important for plumbers. Most plumbing outfits are small businesses. This means that more often than not the owner of the business is also the main plumber servicing homes for their plumbing needs. Some plumbers work for other business owners,but after becoming certified,many plumbers start their own businesses and must know how to keep a business running in the black as well as marketing that business to the public.
Maybe the most important trait that plumbers need to have is motivation. When owning your own business or working for a small plumbing company with few standard processes and procedures,it can be hard to sustain a level of excellence in your service and business practices that is needed to produce success. If you are not motivated,then you are not going to be a successful plumber or business owner.
So if your aspirations are to be a plumber,then you need to work on developing a mechanical mind,having a personable attitude,gaining a knowledge of great business practices,and becoming self motivated. If you don’t have any one of these characteristics when you attempt to begin your plumbing career,then you will likely be met with disappointment.