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Although there is no one “ideal” personality for plumbing, there are certain traits that will make your transition into the career easier:
- Problem Solver: Every day brings a new challenge to tackle, and there are infinite ways a plumbing professional could approach an issue. For the best outcomes for clients, a plumber should always be looking for new and effective ways to solve plumbing problems.
- Good Communicator: Because plumbing is such a technical profession, it’s important that plumbers can clearly communicate with their clients through the entire process. Plumbers should listen attentively to their client’s needs, easily communicate the nature of the problem, and be prepared to identify what the appropriate recommendations are.
- Cool, Calm and Collected: Plumbers deal with a variety of clients personalities. Whether a large commercial project or a small residential repair, customers can have different attitudes, preferences, and outlooks on having plumbing work done on their properties, especially when the stakes and costs are high. All home service professionals, and plumbers especially, should have a calm and patient demeanor no matter the situation.