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A master plumber is a licensed professional who installs and repairs various commercial and residential plumbing systems. They work with engineers to design and determine the cost of the plumbing system. They also will usually allocate the building materials and lead the installation team. After the new system is built, the master plumber will inspect it to make sure that everything is working properly and that the new system follows local plumbing codes.

They are also trained to install and repair pipes, appliances, and fixtures. If a problem arises, the master plumber will inspect the system, diagnose the problem, and repair or replace the problem.

To earn the title of master plumber, a person must get an associate degree or complete a training program at a vocational school. After completing their degree, they become an apprentice and assist experienced plumbers for four to five years. Once their apprenticeship is complete they can begin practicing independently and prepare for the state exam. The written exam tests their general knowledge of plumbing and their understanding of local plumbing codes and regulations.
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Planned maintenance is key to preventing major repairs and replacements. With a whole house inspection, our master plumber will flush the water heater and do a safety check, check fixtures in the kitchen, bathrooms, laundry room, and crawlspace, identify any potential issues in the water and drain system, note items that are in good condition and give recommendations for improvements that are needed. It’s important to check pipes indoors and out, as well as basements and crawl spaces, all part of a Bardi whole house plumbing inspection.

Sources: http://www.washingtonenergy.com/articles-tips/plumbing-inspections-have-big-payoff and http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-a-master-plumber.htm