Plumbing has been around for longer than we may be aware of, early historical reports and findings have shown evidence as early as 4000BCE where the Mesopotamians created clay pipes for wastewater and sewerage removal and at all possibilities to capture rainfall.
Later the artifacts of copper pipe systems were discovered in Ancient Egypt whereby pyramids were seemingly connected to the same drainage and waste pipes. This then evolved to the lead pipes used and manufactured during the Roman Empire and how the initial word ‘plumber’ came into being.
The Latin word, plumbum, means ‘lead’ and they used this material for their piping systems, drain holes, and in some cases to make baths. And then like with all things and as words spread and dialects and accents get involved the word we know today as ‘plumber’ was formed and seems to agree with everyone.
A great lunch break video on plumbing and the interesting history behind it can be seen here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkQrX704ah0 and will only add value to the knowledge you might already have and even more so if your trade is plumbing. Education and learning is an everyday occurrence never to be wasted, as the old saying goes.
The importance of plumbing
You may laugh at such a question and shrug it off to the basics of having a working toilet or running water through the home but it is significantly more necessary than just that.
Considering the state the world is in at the moment plumbers are considered key frontline workers, ensuring the safety of our sanitation and the cleanliness of our health, without clean running water the situation could well be worse than it is.
Without the help and expertise of plumbers and the Health organizations around the globe, our water supply on Earth may not last as long as we would like to think.
We need sustainable and energy renewable sources for fresh and clean water, and if plumbers can make even a small change to the way they systems filter, operate, and distribute our water supplies they have all my support.
3 Reasons why we need plumbers
- Possible. We take for granted the convenience and luxury of having running water flow freely from our taps, but if something were to go astray the first thing we do is call a plumber. They help us live the quality of lives we do with well-designed water dispensing systems and integrated filtering mechanisms all working harmoniously.
- Efficiency. They have the expertise and knowledge to guide you to a more efficient way of using your water, advice on installing energy-saving meters so you use less and only when it is necessary. A simple installation of an aerator on your taps will not only save you energy but also make a difference for you financially.
The list is extensive and features a multitude of benefits a plumber brings to the table, as it were, so take a minute to see how others feel about the topic in this link and listen to what they have to say which might either be similar or opposite to what you think. No matter your opinion it is always good to hear both sides of a conversation.
- Creation. You may not realize it but if you want to know how best to source, collect or harvest water as efficiently as possible then ask a plumber. They see things we haven’t even thought of, can create simple procedures to maximize water efficacy. If you want to save money on your water bill, invite a plumber around for a pot of tea.
Becoming a plumber
This may not have been the career choice you thought you’d end up in, but now having done it for so many years and seeing the happy faces of customers and their satisfaction, makes it all worthwhile.
Studying this field is a good setting stone for future possibilities, to have a traders’ skill is not something everyone is capable of achieving. The advantages of being a plumber, besides having a ‘water-tight’ home, are the perks that come with the job.
You are a lifetime guaranteed necessity, there will always be pipes that need fixing or replacing, water systems are constantly being upgraded or created for new builds and projects, and with each task being different there will always be a great variety. You have the advantage of job stability.
Going from a project to a job you don’t miss out on the social aspect of having a job, office workers see each other every day but conversations often lull or are on repeat and it can become monotonous. Seeing new faces each time makes for wonderful stories and crazy characters are always a bonus to the day.
Hiring a professional
If plumbing is not in the cards for you then you are still in luck, there are highly trained and qualified experts to complete the tasks you have no idea about, they have studied for years and have the ‘know-how’ when it comes to getting the job done.
Plumbers, if customer care and satisfaction are a top priority, will offer you the best, most cost-effective solution to your issue, they will advise how best to go about the problem and having it repaired or replaced as quickly and efficiently as possible.
You want a company that emanates a quality of work, who takes pride in their craft, and that delivers time and time again. If this sounds too good to be true then you haven’t found the right fit.
That plumbing nightmare that was once your home will be no more, for the best in the business check out Tropical Coast Plumber Mackay where happy customers are the motto of the brand. They have the experience and quality of workmanship you can expect and deserve because life is too short to be dealing with dripping taps and leaky pipework.
While I am all for hubby trying his hand at a bit of DIY when it comes to the home utilities it is best left to the pros.