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Florida 'Super Bug' Termite Chews Through Plumbing

Florida is dealing with a termite unlike any other. Two invasive termite species are breeding in the area to produce a new 'super' pest that can reproduce more quickly than it's parent species and the ability to live in a greater range of environments. The hybrid species is also twice the size of its parents. It not only chews through the baseboards and studs, but also, concrete and plumbing. As an added bonus, this termite also spits acid. 
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Texas Governor Saves Plumbing Regulatory Agency

Texas Governor Saves Plumbing Regulatory Agency

"To fulfill the demands for rebuilding after Hurricane Harvey and keeping Texas prepared and able to recover from future disasters, it is necessary to continue the [State Board Of Plumbing Examiners] to perform its indispensable role in protecting Texans," said Abbott in a press release.
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Team of Plumbers Saves mobile Home park in Wisconsin

Team of Plumbers Saves Mobile Home Park in Wisconsin

For weeks, residents in an Eau Claire, Wisconsin mobile home park have feared the possibility of homelessness after a string of sewer line issues threatened their safety and security, reports WQOW. Several people at the Maples Mobile Home Park had until July 2nd to fix the problem or they’d be forced to evacuate.
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Danish Company Unveils Female Urinal

The Lapee female urinal says their product gets women in and out in about 90 seconds, versus the three minutes it takes to use a toilet. Lapee’s website says it is “designed to provide cover for women peeing whereas standing men would be exposed. The height of the urinal brings privacy but also empowers women peeing, her eyesight is the same level as a standing man.” 
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DIY Plumbing Disasters

Many homeowners fancy themselves DIY professionals and tackle all kinds of projects around the house. While DIY mentalities can save homeowners money the opposite is often true when it comes to plumbing.
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High School Senior’s Essay about Plumbing Makes it into New York Times

High School Senior’s Essay about Plumbing Makes it into New York Times

As a young girl, Kelley navigated pipes, cords, walls, bathrooms and kitchens and chaos to help her dad diagnose and then fix the problem. The job was often messy and cumbersome, which conflicted with Kelley’s need for control and perfect organization. Plumbing challenged her controlling tendencies and perfectionism and taught her the value of elbow grease and perseverance.
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Not Enough Toilets in UK, According New Study

Not Enough Toilets in UK, According New Study

Public health scientists are calling for “potty parity” in the United Kingdom after a survey shows there are not enough public toilets available.  The Royal Society for Public Health commissioned a study and asked 2,000 people questions about bathroom accessibility in the UK. 74% said there were not enough public toilets in their area.
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Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary Be a Plumber, Get Rich

Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary: Be a Plumber, Get Rich

The need for plumbers is growing. Between 2016 and 2026, the job outlook will grow 16%, much faster than average, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The average income of a plumber is $53,910. There are fewer barriers to entry in the plumbing career field than getting a college degree. Many university graduates leave with student debt and aspiring plumbers can train then hop right into their careers.
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Texas Bill Would Make it Easier to Become a Plumber

Texas Bill Would Make it Easier to Become a Plumber

House Bill 4296 would allow high school students to obtain tradesman plumber-limited license without paying registration fees or registering as a plumber’s apprentice. They would only have to take the required courses and pass the license test.
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Florida Plumber Continuing Education

Florida Plumbing Continuing Education FAQ

Every two years. Registered plumbing contractors renew their licenses by August 31 of odd-numbered years. Certified plumbing contractors renew their licenses by August 31 of even-numbered years.
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Georgia Master Plumber Exam Prep

How To Become a Georgia Master Plumber

To become a master plumber in Georgia you must: have a minimum of 5 years qualifying experience with at least 2 years as a journeyman plumber, plumbing contractor, plumbing foreman, plumbing superintendent, or military plumber. If you are applying for a Class 2 license you must have experience with commercial or industrial plumbing, provide 3 notarized original reference forms from licensed plumbers who can attest to your plumbing experience, and submit a completed application and non-refundable $30 fee with documentation of the required experience and other qualifications and reference information.Wait for the Board approval letter.
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Wyoming Master Plumber Exam Prep

Wyoming Master Plumber FAQ

Plumber licensing differs by municipality in Wyoming. Individuals who wish to become a master plumber must complete hands-on experience as a master plumber, sign up for the master plumber exam, and then contact their local jurisdiction to obtain a license request.
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Mississippi Plumber Exam Prep

Mississippi Commercial & Residential Plumber FAQ

If you are doing work that amounts to more than $10,000 you must hold a valid plumber license. You do not need a license if you are doing plumbing (public or private) that amounts to less than $50,000 per project.
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Become a Wyoming Master Plumber

Journeyman to Master Plumber in Wyoming

In 2019, a Journeyman plumber in Wyoming will make on average $52,000 per year. A Master plumber will make almost $60,000 on average.
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Arizona Plumber Exam Prep

Arizona Plumber Licensing

Navigating the ins and outs of licensing can be difficult. Here are some frequently asked questions about Arizona plumber licensing to get you the answers you need and on the road to a great career!
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Good Plumbers Never Stop Learning, Great Plumbers Pass Their Knowledge On

In most states plumbers continuously learn as they move up the licensing ladder. Each step of the licensing process requires you to learn more and many states require continuing education or code update courses to help bolster your understanding of local codes and law. Plumbers Training Institute offers online exam prep, continuing education, and code updates to help plumbers obtain and maintain their licenses in the simplest way possible.
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Attention UPC Master Plumbers & Plumbing Inspectors!

Plumbers Training Institute is looking for UPC instructors/presenters for our online trade license and certification school. If you have experience working with UPC code and a passion for teaching others, we want to hear from you! Online training is one of the fastest growing industries in the country, with more individuals and businesses choosing courses that will fit around their busy schedules. Plumbers Training Institute has the experience necessary to translate your training to the digital world.  
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Alabama Plumber Exam Prep

How to Become an Alabama Plumber

The Alabama Plumbers and Gas Fitters Examining Board defines an apprentice as “a person other than a master or journeyman gas fitter or plumber, who is engaged in learning and assisting in the installation of gas pipe, equipment, apparatus, and appliances, and shall work directly under the supervision of a journeyman or master gas fitter or plumber, and who has successfully fulfilled the registration requirements of the board and has been duly registered by the board as such for the current year”  No written exam is required and you must complete a registration form and include a copy of Proof of Citizenship or Lawful Presence of Non-Citizen form. The fee for a plumbers apprenticeship is $25 for the initial application and just $10 annually thereafter.
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Vermont Plumber Continuing Education

Vermont Plumbers, We Have You Covered

Whether you're interested in obtaining a journeyman or master plumber license or you need to complete state-approved continuing education to renew, we have the courses you need. Our online exam prep programs are tailored to the Vermont journeyman and master plumbers exams. Below are the most commonly asked licensing questions.
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Keeping Your Best Plumbers

Getting the Most from Your Team - Is Your Plumber A Pain or an Asset?

Every experienced plumber is familiar the guy on the site who knows everything. While this is frustrating enough as a coworker, it can be even more frustrating as a manager. After years on the job these plumbers feel they know what is necessary and are hesitant to follow orders that go against their first instincts. So how do you deal with this personality type? You don't want to lose your most experienced plumbers, but you also don't want to spend your time arguing with staff.
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How to Get a Utah Plumber License

How do I get a Utah Plumbers License?

Apprentice plumbers must meet state requirements before applying to become a Journeyman. State requirements include completing 8,000 hours of training in four years including 576 clock hours of classroom instruction as an apprentice OR 16,000 hours of on the job training and instruction in 8 years as an apprentice. To become a master plumber you must have 4,000 hours of experience in a supervisory plumbing role.
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Rhode Island Plumber Exam Prep

How to get Your Plumbing License in Rhode Island

The plumbing industry is changing, and in many ways, it’s changing in favor of the professionals who work in it. The demand for plumbers is increasing while the skilled labor workforce is shrinking. The country needs plumbers more than ever before. For you, that means a career with exponential growth, security and a good income.
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Results are in for South Carolina’s Best Plumber

Kay Plumbing believes in continuous improvement, excellent customer service and high quality products. Konrad himself personally tests and experiments with new plumbing products to make sure he can offer the best services to his customers. Kay Plumbing wants to continue their success by expanding their business. One of the company’s biggest challenges has been finding and hiring quality apprentice plumbers. Orzechowski is trying to hire five of them.
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Increase in Plumbers, Tradesman Could Benefit Southern West Virginia

“The more kids that can read by the fourth grade, the more likely they are to graduate from high school,” said United Way of Southern West Virginia, Michelle Rotellini to the West Virginia News. “We need plumbers and electricians and heavy equipment operators. These are trades that aren’t as popular as they were at one time, but they are needed.”
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Tennessee Has Country’s Fourth Most Pipe Bursts

Pipe bursts are an expensive and cumbersome problem for any home owner and require thorough and high quality treatment. Pipes burst when temperatures drop below freezing and water expands causing pressure to build up and rupture the pipe. 
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Free Plumbing Exam Prep Guide

Preparing For Your Upcoming Plumbing Exam

Getting through your Journeyman and Master/Contractor exams is one of the biggest steps to move forward in your plumbing career. At Plumbers Training Institute we want to make it as easy as possible for you to learn the plumbing material within your state standards. Our free plumbing exam prep guide outlines the valuable information you need to know for your exam and how our programs will make you pass on the first try.
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Why Should You Be A Plumber?

The plumbing trade is a great way to be financially stable without a university education. You start a plumbing apprenticeship with a competitive living wage and expect pay raises the more you work and move up in career positions. It’s a great way for a young person to not be below the poverty level, and flexible enough for older people to enter the field.
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Plumbers Are In High Demand

The worker shortage, highlighted by the Associated General Contractors of America’s survey of members see a demand for craft workers such as roofers, electricians, and plumbers but find it more difficult to hire qualified workers. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that plumbers will grow nationwide by 16% between 2016 and 2026.
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Are You Our Next Plumbing Instructor?

Plumbers Training Institute is looking for a Master Plumber to join our successful online plumbing exam prep training & continuing education department. Online training is one of the fastest growing industries in the country, with more individuals and businesses choosing courses that will fit their busy schedules.
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Rhode Island Plumber License Guide

An In-Depth Guide to Getting a Journeyman or Master Plumber License in Rhode Island

The examination to be administered consists of 50 multiple choice questions based on the Rhode Island Edition of the "BOCA International Plumbing Code 2006" and the RI Edition of the State Building Code SBC-3 State Plumbing code effective July 1, 2013.
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Are You Ready to get an Ohio Plumbing Contractor License

Everything You Need to Know to Become An Ohio Plumbing Contractor

Before applying for an Ohio plumbing license you must either have been a tradesperson in the type of licensed trade for which the application is filed for not less than five (5) years immediately prior to the date the application is filed, currently be a registered engineer in this state with three (3) years of business experience in the construction industry in the trade for which the engineer is applying to take the examination, or have other experience acceptable to the appropriate section of the board.
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New Hampshire Journeyman or Master Plumber License FAQ

New Hampshire apprentices are eligible to test for a journeyman license after 8,000 hours or 4 years working as an apprentice. Journeyman are eligible to test for a master plumber license after just 6 months.
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Getting A North Carolina Plumber License FAQ

You must have 2 years or a total of 4,000 hours of experience to take the North Carolina plumbing exams. At least 2,000 of these hours must consist of hands-on work in installation, layout, and design. Once you've met these requirements you must complete an examination application, pay a $1000 fee exam fee, and pass the state plumbing exams.
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Virginia Plumber Continuing Education & Exam Prep

New Course! Virginia Plumber Code Update

Plumbers Training Institute is excited to expand their course offerings in Virginia! Not only do we offer the best exam prep available for the journeyman and master plumbing exams, we now provide online state-approved continuing education! All courses are created by licensed plumbers in an easy-to-use online format. Take your courses online anytime with the added benefit of a licensed professional available to answer all of your questions.
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New Courses for Oklahoma Plumbers

Plumbers Training Institute is excited to expand their course offerings in Oklahoma! Not only do we offer the best exam prep available for the journeyman and plumbing contractor exams, we now provide online state-approved continuing education! All courses are created by licensed plumbers in an easy-to-use online format. Take your courses online anytime with the added benefit of a licensed professional available to answer all of your questions.
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Michigan State Researcher Warns Some Toilet Plumbing Systems Lead to Disease

The plumbing industry is hot – with a high demand for new plumbers and plumbing services. The world of plumbing constantly changes. Toilet designs are changing too. But what often doesn’t change is the toilet plumbing systems they lead into. One Michigan State University researcher warns that could spell bad news for your health.
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Get A Michigan Plumbing License

Thinking of Becoming a Michigan Licensed Plumber?

Now is the time to consider a career in the plumbing industry, become licensed, and take advantage of the increasing demand for skilled tradesmen. Plumbers Training Institute has exactly what you need to become a licensed Journeyman or Master plumber in Michigan. Their Journeyman and Master Plumber Exam Prep courses are designed to help you take and pass that exam!  Convenient online courses and course and book packages are created by Plumbers for Plumbers and a team of licensing professionals is there to help you every step of the way.
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Plumber Frees Cat Stuck in Toilet

Every day is different for plumbers. With an ever-changing industry and new tasks in every home or business, plumbers enjoy a variety of challenges. And some challenges are more unique than others. Like when one plumber got the call to help a homeowner free their new kitten from the toilet.
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Holidays a Plumber's Busiest Time of Year

Holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas often put more stress on a home’s sewage, drainage and plumbing systems. When families get together to eat, more guests than usual use toilets and showers. This puts strain on the bathroom. This becomes even more problematic when paper towels and wipes are flushed.
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Wyoming Plumber Exam Prep

Everything You Need to Know About A Career in Plumbing in Wyoming

Plumbing is in high demand, with job growth expected to increase by 16-percent from 2016 to 2026, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Most demand will come from maintenance jobs and new construction projects. Plumbers in Wyoming have “above average opportunity” compared to other states, according to MyNextMove.org. They’re one of just 11 states with this type of projected growth.
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How to Become A Licensed Mississippi Plumber

If you are doing work that amounts to more than $10,000 you must hold a valid plumber license. You do not need a license if you are doing plumbing (public or private) that amounts to less than $50,000 per project.
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Online Indiana Plumber Exam Prep

How-to Guide: Becoming a Licensed Indiana Plumber

Any individual working in the capacity of a plumbing contractor or journeyman plumber must be licensed in the state of Indiana. In order to obtain a license you must meet the state requirements and pass the plumbing exams.
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How To Get A Georgia Plumbers License

Individuals interested in becoming a licensed Georgia plumber must meet all state requirements and pass the state plumbing exams. We've provided step by step instructions for obtaining your license and Georgia specific exam prep to ensure you pass the test on your first try!
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Last Chance for Utah Plumbers

The Utah plumber renewal deadline is fast approaching. Make sure you're ready to renew your license before the November 30th deadline to avoid costly fees or a lapse in licensure. Below are a few commonly asked renewal questions and their answers.
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How To Become A Licensed Plumber in Connecticut

P-1 Unlimited Plumbing Contractor - may do all plumbing and piping work as defined in section 20-330 of the Connecticut General Statutes. The requirements to qualify for this license examination shall be two (2) years as an unlimited licensed journeyperson or equivalent experience and training. P-2 Unlimited Journeyperson Plumber - may do all plumbing and piping work as so defined and only while in the employ of a contractor licensed for such work. The requirements to qualify for this license examination shall be the completion of a registered apprenticeship program or equivalent experience and training.
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Alabama Plumber Exam Prep

How to Become a Plumber in Alabama

Once you have fulfilled two years working as an apprentice, you are then able to take the Journeyman Plumbers Exam. You’ll find an excellent exam prep course to help you study for and pass this exam at Plumbers Training Institute. You’ll need to be licensed as a Journeyman Plumber for at least one year before you are allowed to move on to take a Master Plumbers Exam. The same applies to Gas Fitters.
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How To Become A Licensed Plumber In Vermont

Everything you need to know to become a licensed plumber in Vermont.
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How To Become A Licensed Plumber In Utah

If you’re thinking of becoming a licensed plumber in the state of Utah, there are a few steps you should follow.
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Utah Plumber Continuing Education

Plumbers Training Institute offers Utah-approved online HD video continuing education for plumber license renewal. Our continuing education and our exam prep programs are based on Utah's requirements and IPC code. 
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How to Keep A Licensed Plumber

These days, skilled plumbers are hard to come by. As a generation of Baby Boomers retire, not enough new plumbers are entering the field to replace them. Now more than ever, employers need to focus on retaining their highly skilled plumbers.
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