"lead hung on a string to show the vertical line," early 14c., from Old French *plombe, plomee "sounding lead," and directly from Late Latin *plumba, originally plural of Latin plumbum "lead (the metal), lead ball; pipe; pencil," a word of unknown origin, related to Greek molybdos "lead" (dialectal bolimos) and perhaps from an extinct Mediterranean language, perhaps Iberian.
Did you know that there is technology that exists that allows plumbers to check the condition of your pipes using in-pipe video inspections? Cool, right? A video camera pipe inspection, like those available from Applewood Plumbing, allows for a real-time visual inspection of underground sewer lines and piping to determine their interior condition. This process uses a flexible fiber optic cable with a specially designed high-resolution video camera on its tip that’s inserted into the pipe. Once it’s pushed through, a waterproof camera equipped with powerful lights records its journey and subsequent findings. This allows plumbing professionals to learn exactly what you need repaired or replaced in order to get your home plumbing system at a premium performance level.
As with other construction workers, employment of plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters is sensitive to fluctuations in the economy. On the one hand, workers may experience periods of unemployment when the overall level of construction falls. On the other hand, shortages of workers may occur in some areas during peak periods of building activity.
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Plumbing reached its early apex in ancient Rome, which saw the introduction of expansive systems of aqueducts, tile wastewater removal, and widespread use of lead pipes. With the Fall of Rome both water supply and sanitation stagnated—or regressed—for well over 1,000 years. Improvement was very slow, with little effective progress made until the growth of modern densely populated cities in the 1800s. During this period, public health authorities began pressing for better waste disposal systems to be installed, to prevent or control epidemics of disease. Earlier, the waste disposal system had merely consisted of collecting waste and dumping it on the ground or into a river. Eventually the development of separate, underground water and sewage systems eliminated open sewage ditches and cesspools.