The word "plumber" dates from the Roman Empire. The Latin for lead is plumbum. Roman roofs used lead in conduits and drain pipes and some were also covered with lead, lead was also used for piping and for making baths. In medieval times anyone who worked with lead was referred to as a plumber as can be seen from an extract of workmen fixing a roof in Westminster Palace and were referred to as plumbers "To Gilbert de Westminster, plumber, working about the roof of the pantry of the little hall, covering it with lead, and about various defects in the roof of the little hall". Thus a person with expertise in working with lead was first known as a Plumbarius which was later shortened to plumber.
For many centuries, lead was the favoured material for water pipes, because its malleability made it practical to work into the desired shape. (Such use was so common that the word "plumbing" derives from plumbum, the Latin word for lead.) This was a source of lead-related health problems in the years before the health hazards of ingesting lead were fully understood; among these were stillbirths and high rates of infant mortality. Lead water pipes were still widely used in the early 20th century, and remain in many households. In addition, lead-tin alloy solder was commonly used to join copper pipes, but modern practice uses tin-antimony alloy solder instead, in order to eliminate lead hazards.
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As Columbus, Ohio’s largest full-service plumbing, sewer repair and drain cleaning company, The Waterworks offers comprehensive capabilities and the area’s largest fleet of service vehicles.Founded in 1935, The Waterworks is privately owned and focused on providing our residential and commercial customers with truly unique, superior customer service.With over 100 team members, our staff has more than 200 years of combined expertise and has completed more than 750,000 service calls. We are always here to help 24/7.
Plumbers in Australia have licensing requirements that differ from state to state but it is generally accepted a 4-year apprenticeship with a further minimum experience of 2 years (6 years total) and a further curricular requirement as a benchmark for licensing. Licensed plumbers are also expected to maintain minimum relevant training requirements to maintain their plumbing license
Sometimes a faucet leak can be stopped by replacing the rubber washer at the end of a faucet stem or cartridge. This is a more common repair on older fixtures when things were built to last and designed to be able to be maintained. Other times the whole stem or cartridge needs replacement or the bibb seat deeper back into the fixture needs replacement. That leads to matching up the right components and often times making a trip to the hardware store or plumbing supply house necessary due to the many varieties, makes and models of faucets. My advice is to make sure your Plumber has faucet repair kit on their truck before having them come out to assess the issue.
Plumbers on the Handy platform have experience in fixing all the common (and uncommon) plumbing problems that plague homes. Whether you’ve got a water heater leaking, a clogged toilet, or a blocked drain, chances are that your plumber will have seen and dealt with a similar job before. When you use the Handy app or website, you’ll be connected to experienced plumbers who’ll know exactly what to do, no matter how big or small the job might be.
Our plumbing and air conditioning repair and installation experts are knowledgeable, experienced and always show up for your appointment on time and dressed in uniform. Our Sarasota, FL plumbing company is licensed and bonded for your protection. If you own a home or business in Bradenton or the SW FL area, we encourage you to contact us for a FREE written estimate on an AC & heating system installation, water heater replacement and select electrical upgrades.
It’s a smell and a sight that no one wants to see in their home. If your home has a main sewer line backup, call the family-owned Houston plumbers with over 50 years of experience – John Moore Services. Our master plumbers will inspect your home’s plumbing system and examine the pipes from the inside out using cables and high-tech sewer line cameras to determine the cause and extent of the stoppage. No cookie-cutter fixes here. Each situation is unique, and the visual inspection of your line allows the John Moore team to determine the best possible fix for your specific issue. And with our upfront pricing, there will be no surprises. For sewer backups and main line clean outs, replacements and repair, you can count on the plumbing experts at John Moore.
Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters may use many different materials and construction techniques, depending on the type of project. Residential water systems, for example, use copper, steel, and plastic pipe that one or two plumbers can install. Power plant water systems, by contrast, are made of large steel pipes that usually take a crew of pipefitters to install. Some workers install stainless steel pipes on dairy farms and in factories, mainly to prevent contamination.
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The Anderson VIP Advantage Membership is designed to help busy people manage some of their home maintenance issues. We’ll schedule annual tune-ups on your air conditioner or heater to maintain your warranties and do your annual plumbing inspection too! You’ll get the VIP discount for all other services and front of the line privileges for the quickest response time.
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"We have found our plumber for life! Jim is awesome! We just bought a house with a leak in the foundation, and in spite of the complicated and extensive nature of the repairs needed, Jim quoted us an incredibly reasonable price. Having just closed on a house, though, we were extremely short on funds, and so to help us out, Jim did a temporary fix for much less, and even though he was going above and beyond and doing this extra work for us, he said he'd even deduct the cost of that repair from the total of the final, permanent repair, when we had that done!! I can't say enough good things about him - there's much more, but I don't have room!"
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Calling Pete's Plumbing Repair was one of the best decisions I have ever made. We had a clogged main sewer line that was causing water to back up into the house. Of course it happens Saturday of Easter weekend, and I expected to pay an arm and a leg to get someone to come out. I called Pete and he said he could be here in hour or so. He was right on time and not only fixed the issue, but explained what happened and gave some tips on how to keep the system working properly. His price was way less then Roto rooter and it was a pleasure dealing with him. Looks like we found our plumber !!
Excludes tankless water heaters. Requires product and install through Lowe’s. In-store offer only. Limit one per household. Install by independent contractors. Rebate form must be submitted online or via mail on or before 12/8/18. Allow eight weeks for processing. See associate for details, restrictions, timing, and Lowes.com/licensing for licensure. See Lowes.com/rebates for more details. Selection varies by location. While supplies last. Discount taken at time of purchase.
If you’re thinking of remodeling your kitchen or maybe a major renovation of your home or business is under consideration, be sure to give Aqua Plumbing & Air a call. We can upgrade your electrical service, make sure GFCI’s are installed in appropriate locations, and provide installation of additional lighting and outlets, so the remodeled area is able to power all of your devices and appliances. Think of us for all of your electrical needs.
Cast iron and ductile iron pipe was long a lower-cost alternative to copper, before the advent of durable plastic materials but special non-conductive fittings must be used where transitions are to be made to other metallic pipes, except for terminal fittings, in order to avoid corrosion owing to electrochemical reactions between dissimilar metals (see galvanic cell).