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A Day in the Life of a Holt Plumbing and Heating Technician
A Day in the Life of a Holt Plumbing and Heating Technician

A Day in the Life of a Holt Plumbing and Heating Technician

Rise and Shine: The Early Start

My day as a Holt Plumbing and Heating technician begins bright and early at 6:00 AM. After a quick breakfast and coffee, I’m out the door by 6:45, ready to tackle whatever challenges the day may bring in Des Moines and the surrounding areas.

Morning Routine: Prepping for the Day

7:30 AM: I arrive at our headquarters in West Des Moines, IA. The first order of business is to check my schedule and gather the necessary tools and parts for the day’s appointments. Today, I’ve got a mix of tasks lined up:

  • AC repair in Clive
  • HVAC installation in Urbandale
  • Plumbing service in Johnston
  • Air conditioner repair in Norwalk

On the Road: First Stop – Clive

8:30 AM: I head out to my first appointment in Clive. A customer is experiencing issues with their air conditioning unit. After a thorough inspection, I discover a faulty capacitor. Luckily, I have the replacement part on hand, and within an hour, their AC is running smoothly again.

Midday Challenge: HVAC Installation in Urbandale

10:30 AM: My next stop takes me to Urbandale for a new HVAC installation. This is a more time-consuming task, requiring precision and attention to detail. I work diligently, ensuring all components are properly installed and connected. By 2:00 PM, the new system is up and running, and the homeowner is thrilled with the improved air quality and energy efficiency.

Afternoon Calls: Plumbing and AC Repair

3:00 PM: After a quick lunch break, I’m off to Johnston for a plumbing service call. A family is dealing with a stubborn clog in their kitchen sink. Using our state-of-the-art equipment, I’m able to clear the blockage and provide some maintenance tips to prevent future issues.

5:00 PM: My final stop of the day is in Norwalk for an air conditioner repair. The unit isn’t cooling properly, and I discover a refrigerant leak. I patch the leak and recharge the system, restoring comfort to the household just in time for the evening.

Wrapping Up: Back to Base

7:00 PM: I return to our West Des Moines headquarters to complete paperwork, restock my truck, and prepare for tomorrow’s assignments. It’s been a long but satisfying day, knowing I’ve helped multiple families stay comfortable in their homes.

As I head home, I reflect on the diverse challenges each day brings as a Holt Plumbing and Heating technician. From AC repairs to HVAC installations, every task is an opportunity to provide top-notch service to our community in the greater Des Moines area.