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Plumber Overview

Job Description

A freelance plumber is responsible for providing plumbing services on a flexible and self-employed basis. They can work independently or be hired by clients on a project-by-project basis. The main duties of a freelance plumber include diagnosing plumbing problems, repairing or replacing pipes, fittings, and fixtures, installing new plumbing systems, and ensuring compliance with codes and regulations. They may also be required to estimate costs and provide quotes for their services, as well as maintain a professional and reliable working relationship with clients. Strong problem-solving skills, technical knowledge, and the ability to work independently are essential for this role.

Most Common Skills

Plumbing - For more data, check Plumber skills.

Average Hourly Rate

$72 - This number comes from our open-source Plumber hourly rates database.

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    Fun Facts

    • The flushing toilet was invented by a plumber named Thomas Crapper.
    • The world's oldest known plumbing systems date back to the ancient Indus Valley Civilization, around 2500 BCE.
    • Mario, the popular video game character, was originally designed as a carpenter but was reimagined as a plumber because the game's setting involved underground pipes.


    • "Plumbers: they fix leaks and pipe dreams, one job at a time."
    • "Plumbers possess the extraordinary skill to fix what is broken, to restore what is lost, and to create flow where there once was none. They are the unsung heroes of modern civilization, reminding us that even in the depths of chaos, there is always a way to find balance and harmony."
    • "Plumbers have the pipe skill and the crackin' sense of humor to fix your plumbing and crack you up at the same time!"

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