A Busy Day in the Life of a Plumbing and HVAC Technician

Morning Routine

My day starts early at Thorsen’s-Norquist Plumbing, Rooter Service, Heat & Air. As a technician, I check my schedule and gather the necessary tools and equipment for the day’s appointments. Today, I have a mix of plumbing and HVAC jobs lined up.

First Stop: Air Conditioning Repair

  • My first stop is at a residential home in Turlock, CA, where the homeowners have reported an issue with their central air conditioning unit.
  • After inspecting the system, I identify a refrigerant leak and proceed to repair the leak and recharge the unit with the correct amount of refrigerant.
  • I also clean the condenser coils and check the electrical connections to ensure everything is functioning properly.

Second Stop: HVAC Service

  • Next, I head to a commercial building in Oakdale, CA, for a scheduled HVAC service.
  • I begin by inspecting the rooftop units and checking the air filters, belts, and other components.
  • I also perform a thorough cleaning of the condenser coils and evaporator coils to improve efficiency and air quality.

Lunch Break

After completing the morning appointments, I take a well-deserved lunch break before tackling the afternoon jobs.

Third Stop: Air Conditioning Installation

  • In the afternoon, I arrive at a new construction site in Riverbank, CA, to install a complete central air conditioning system.
  • I carefully follow the manufacturer’s instructions and local building codes to ensure a proper and safe installation.
  • Once the installation is complete, I test the system to ensure it is functioning correctly and provide the homeowners with instructions on how to operate and maintain their new AC unit.

Final Stop: Plumbing Service

  • My last appointment of the day is a plumbing service call in Atwater, CA, where a homeowner reports a clogged drain.
  • Using specialized equipment, I locate and clear the clog, ensuring proper drainage flow.
  • Before leaving, I check for any other potential issues and provide the homeowner with tips on preventing future clogs.

Wrapping Up the Day

After a long and busy day, I return to the office in Ceres, CA, to log my work orders, restock any necessary supplies, and prepare for tomorrow’s appointments. As a technician at Thorsen’s-Norquist Plumbing, Rooter Service, Heat & Air, no two days are ever the same, but I take pride in providing top-notch service to our customers throughout the Modesto, CA area.