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Online Plumbing Inspections Course

Once a plumbing technician has finished the job they were called to perform, some would think their work is complete. However, professional plumbers know that to grow their business, it is crucial to maximize the potential work that can be done every call. One important way to optimize these calls is by performing plumbing safety inspections on a client’s home or business. In this badge, lead instructor Robert Keith will provide professional insight on the importance of these inspections, as well as instructions for how to properly inspect a home or place of business.

About the Training

Our video lessons begin with a discussion on why plumbing safety inspections are so vital. Robert tells students about the importance of maximizing every job and how this idea has developed within the plumbing trade over time. Plumbers of years past would often emphasize the number of calls they could make over the quality and thoroughness of each call. Over time, it was shown that it was more efficient and beneficial to perform as much work as possible for each client. A significant part of this method is performing the inspections.

Next, Robert discusses how the inspections provide benefits to the client, the technician, and the company alike. Having knowledge of potential plumbing issues in their home or business spares clients the high costs and inconvenience that can happen when the problem becomes more serious. Likewise, by telling the clients about these issues, technicians are protected from being blamed by the client when unrelated malfunctions occur. Technicians also benefit from plumbing inspections by increasing their potential sales, preventing callbacks, and building trust with the client. Plumbing businesses benefit from the inspections by increasing their bottom line and forming a relationship with clients that improves client retention, further adding to their potential for growth. 

After explaining why plumbing inspections are so necessary and beneficial, our lessons move on to performing the inspection itself. Robert discusses how inspections should begin even before a technician sells a job to a client. It is encouraged to keep open communication with clients, even inviting them to join the technician during the inspection. Students will learn Robert’s “green light/yellow light/red light” system for showing the severity of each issue found on an inspection. In this system, “red light” issues represent problems that require the most immediate attention. 

Subsequent videos feature Robert explaining how to inspect each aspect of a building’s plumbing system. Subjects in these lessons include both gas and electric water heaters, water pressure, faucets, and drains. Students will know the correct, professional method for inspecting all these areas and more in both residential and commercial buildings. As with other badges, there will be a brief quiz after each lesson based on the material from the videos. After the final lesson, students will be prompted to take a final exam where their knowledge of all of the lessons will be tested. A score of 100% on the final exam will be needed for students to earn their plumbing badge.

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The Team Training feature is a professional platform for business owners or team leaders who want to purchase courses in bulk for their team. The Team training platform offers many features and controls for team leaders. Below is an abbreviated listed of the benefits.

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25 Users
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Why Choose us?

What Sets ATA Apart from Other Trade Schools

Here at Alpha Tradesmen Academy, we know there are a vast amount of options for trade schools, both traditional and online. What sets Alpha Tradesmen Academy apart? No other program offers what we offer at such a high value for both individuals and employers. Among the many benefits our program are:

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FAQ

Alpha Tradesmen Academy’s online plumbing courses include a Certified Service Technician course that covers all the basics that novice students need to know. The video lessons will introduce students to the correct terminology, theory, equipment, and methods for a wide variety of areas in the plumbing trade. As students progress to more specific courses in the program, they will gain a richer understanding of the overall trade.

Even the most seasoned plumbing technicians can utilize our online lessons to gain up-to-date knowledge on the latest methods, fixtures, tools, equipment, and more. Our videos also cover updated codes and regulations regarding safety and environmental concerns. More experienced students can also use our lessons to refresh their knowledge of the fundamentals of plumbing and other areas where they may be unfamiliar.

Inexperienced Alpha Tradesmen Academy plumbing students are encouraged to find an apprenticeship position at a plumbing company in their area. As an apprentice, students will gain experience while performing real jobs in the field. The hands-on experience will give students a better understanding of plumbing, as well as help the students meet the hours required to gain a plumbing license in most areas.

The plumbing program from Alpha Tradesmen Academy offers the knowledge students need on virtually all aspects of the plumbing trade. Students will be able to use the information they receive in our course when completing jobs as an apprentice, as well as when taking any necessary tests to get their licenses. Our program also allows students to more easily complete their required hours by granting them 24/7 access to lessons, quizzes, and tests online. Additionally, many products today require special certification from the manufacturer to be properly installed. Alpha Tradesmen Academy will show students how to get these certifications from either traditional or online courses outside of our program.

Many plumbing courses are directly or indirectly sponsored by competitive plumbing businesses, who use the courses as a means to recruit technicians from other companies. Likewise, other programs teach plumbing students how to leave their employers and start their own companies. Alpha Tradesmen Academy helps avoid these situations by creating an environment free of predatory practices and by training students to work as apprentices and technicians, not business owners.

At the end of the day, company owners are left with three options: leave technicians untrained and inexperienced, send technicians to costly, inconvenient traditional trade schools, or utilize Alpha Tradesmen Academy’s ground-breaking online program. With our 30-day guarantee and limited time offer of two free bonus badges, employers have nothing to lose and plenty of benefits to gain!

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