Plumbing is a complex system of drains, fittings, pipes, tubes and valves that distribute water in your homes for a variety of use as well as the removal of wastewater from utilities. Plumbing and sewage systems are distinctively different. Whereas plumbing is used to address drainage lines and water supply in a home, sewage systems are for group fo buildings.
The term ‘plumbing’ comes from a Latin word ‘plumbum’ which means lead. Plumbing pipes were once made from LEAD, which is denoted by ‘pb’.
Plumbing services are the real forces behind the comfort we experience at our homes, that is, continuous flow of hot and colder water and clog-free drains and sinks. A fault in the plumbing system can leave your entire house flooded in no time. It is, therefore, crucial to hire professional licenced plumbers when you want to repair or install your home’s plumbing system.
Plumbing is even more vital when you are buying or building a new house. Most home builders liaise with buyers to suggest changes they want in the plumbing system before they are installed.
Know your landscape
Most countries have rules and regulations in place for laying pipes and sewer systems. A professional plumber has to be aware of the local landscape. He has to understand how the presence of trees and other physical features can come in the way of plumbing lines incase a new house is being built. Also, he has to know how to replace old pipes from home without compromising the landscape and ensure that they will remain damage-free and firm at all times.
A licensed plumber should have the skills to inspect water lines and their connection to home appliances like dishwashers, washing machines and heaters. He should also be able to install and maintain filters, pipes and handles in such a way that there is no damage and corrosion.
Most homeowners are not aware that vents and pipes for a plumbing system extend from the roof and that regular maintenance is crucial to keep them free from clogging because of debris, twigs and tree leaves. A professional plumber has to know the layout of a house and how to position vents and pipes. If possible, he should also be able to make a practical remodel that is usable.
A professional plumber must be able to inspect the heating system and suggest any replacements and upgrades if necessary. In modern homes, this should be restricted to a central heating point and in older homes a furnace unit and boilers.
Professional plumbers can find where leaks in your home originate from quickly. If this leak results into flooding or a burst pipe, they will know where to shut off your main water supply. They also know how to change your entire pipes and safety steps if the pipes are running through your walls or ceiling of your house.
Hiring professional plumbers, therefore, means that the job will be done in a timely and efficient manner. You can also ask them on how to prevent clogs in your drains.