WaterSafe Plumber Profile: Adam Cullimore, Wales

WaterSafe Plumber Profile: Adam Cullimore, Wales

Meet WaterSafe plumber Adam Cullimore, one of the Welsh stars of our latest film, which highlights the many benefits of WaterSafe membership as we launch a recruitment drive for qualified plumbers in Wales.


What got you started in the plumbing industry?

The YTS (Youth Training Scheme) via the Construction Industry Training Board when I was 16-years-old – I wanted to learn a trade.

Describe a typical day in your working life.

Get out of bed at 7am, breakfast (orange juice, bowl of Rice Krispies – no sugar!). Arrive on site 8.30am-ish. My day can vary from fitting shower pumps, boilers and gas hobs to a full bathroom install. I have a spot of lunch around 1pm for 30 mins and I’m usually home by 6pm.

What’s the best bit of the job for you?

I have three best bits: customer satisfaction, job satisfaction …. and getting paid!

What’s the job you’re most proud of?

I have installed many bathrooms over my 30 years within the trade and to be honest I’m proud of them all!

Can you bust a popular myth about plumbing/plumbers?

Yes, I make sure that my trousers are always covering my behind!!

Do you have any advice for young people entering the industry?

Do it – you learn a trade that’s always in demand, you meet loads of unique people, it helps keep you fit and the money’s not bad either.

What does being a member of WaterSafe mean to you? 

It means a lot to me to be part of WaterSafe. As a recognised member it instills faith and trust in your customers that they have a professional undertaking the work on their behalf. My customers can be confident they will get a professional service and job done.

What was it like being part of the WaterSafe film?

I enjoyed taking part in the Water Safe filming, and promoting the WaterSafe message! I was a bit nervous and didn’t know what to expect, however everyone involved was really friendly.

What do you hope it will do?

I hope it will encourage more people to join and help promote the WaterSafe ethos – good practice, safe installations and happy customers.

What are your plans for the future?

Keep going, I enjoy my work. (Until I win the lottery!).

Quick-fire questions

  • Name three qualities that make a great plumber: Hard-working, conscientious, flexible (to get into tight spaces).
  • Best way to unwind after a hard day’s work? Watching rugby.
  • Tea or coffee? Coffee.
  • Fish and chips or curry? Curry.
  • Plastic pipe or copper pipe? Copper.
  • Early bird or night owl? Night owl, work late.
  • Twitter or Facebook? Facebook and Instagram – I have a page on both.
  • Self-employed or part of a team? Self-employed.
  • Pipework or paperwork? Pipework.
  • Pipe wrench v spanner? Pipe wrench.

Could you be our next WaterSafe profiled plumber? Drop us an email at watersafe@create51.com.

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