Fascinating Plumbing Facts You Need To Know

Fascinating Plumbing Facts You Need To Know

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Any plumber will tell you that there is more to their career choice than simply fixing taps and toilets. Just take a look at list of services that a decent plumber can provide -sewer and drain cleaning and blockages, leaking taps/ roofs and general piping leaks, toilet repairs/ unblocking, heating repairs, gas repairs, hot water cylinder repairs, shower and bath plumbing, roof plumbing, pool repairs and water heater repairs and installations. While many homeowners would simply assume that plumbing is a boring profession filled with endless days of unblocking toilets, it does indeed have a very colourful history.So without further ado, here are some interest facts about the history of plumbing that you may or may not have known.

First of all, the modern toilet was invented in 1596 by John Harrington. This is where we get the term, going to the John. The man most directly responsible for marketing the toilet was a gentleman by the name of Thomas Crapper(and we all know the term that applies here.)Of course, these are plumbing facts from a relatively modern period in history. Apparently there was a toilet found to be dating back to 1500 B.C. in the palace of King Minus. Ancient Egyptians were using copper to produce plumbing piping dating back to 3000 years ago. Pipes in Roman times were found to be largely made by lead. The Latin word for plumber is actually “plumbum” which means “lead”. In stark contrastand despite being many centuries later pipes were predominantly made from wood in the 16th Century. The plumbing world is indeed full of more modern facts too.

A tap that drips twice per minute can waste upwards of 261 litres of water per year. A tap dripping regularly about once every two seconds will use a staggering 3940 litres per year! Older toilets can use up to 11 litres per flush while newer more economical toilets use about 3.7 litres per flush.About 95% of water that enters our homes goes down the drain and that running the tap while brushing your teeth can waste up to 15 litres of water. Did you know also that over 8.5 million kilometres of copper tubing has been used in the United States since 1963. This is enough copper to go around the Earth over 212 times. Copper is the main material used in the production of piping in today’s industry. It would appear that the ancient Egyptians had it right from the beginning. In many ways, plumbing has come a long way since the dark ages. However, many methods and materials invented by the ancient elders of our world are still in use today.

Knowledge about the history of plumbing is one thing. Knowledge about the modern plumbing world is another. If you need plumbing services in Melbourne, one thing that you need to ensure that your chosen plumberhas is definite knowledge of the industry. Every plumber is different and they can all cover various services in the industry. While some will happily unblock toilets and clean guttering out fora living, others will provide a much more comprehensive list of services. Take the team at our team My Melbourne Plumber for a moment. We provide affordable plumbing in Melbourne and all with that expert touch. Take a look too at the services that weoffer -Sewer and drain cleaning and blockages, leaking taps/ roofs and general piping leaks, toilet repairs/ unblocking, heating repairs, gas repairs, hot water cylinder repairs, shower and bath plumbing, roof plumbing, pool repairs and water heater repairsand installations. With these types of services, you can be rest assured that we know what we are doing. We have years of collective experience and we have seen just about everything that can happen in a residential plumbing catastrophe.

Second best is not an option for us in the plumbing industry and it shouldn’t be like that for you either when you hire a plumber. Check out our website and what we offer. We are also a 24/7 emergency plumbing service. This means that we are here to assist you at any time of the day or night if you are struck with a plumbing emergency –www.mymelbourneplumber.com.au