Plumbing is a very important part of any construction project. It not only helps in creating a beautiful environment, but it is also responsible for the safe and effective distribution of potable water and disposal of waterborne wastes. This profession is also a great source of job opportunities, as millions of people around the world rely on plumbing to keep their homes clean and their families safe.
Plumbing work must comply with local, state and international codes. In addition, some plumbing projects require a permit. These codes are designed to protect the homeowner and ensure that plumbing work is completed safely. These codes are constantly changing and it is important for designers and plumbers to keep up with new requirements. The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) offers a variety of resources to help plumbing professionals stay up to date.