Do You Really Know How To Fix That Leaky Pipe?
Plumbing, electricity, and heating ventilation air condition, or HVAC, are all systems in a home or business that should be well taken care of.
Plumbing comes from the Latin for lead, plumbum. Pipes used for plumbing systems were once made from lead. Today, plumbing pipes are made from copper, plastic, brass, and other non toxic materials. Lead has not been used in plumbing pipes for decades due to its toxicity. Common plumbing problems are a toilet not draining properly and a clogged toilet. A running toilet will increase your water bill and should be addressed as quickly as possible. Licensed plumbing contractors can help with toilet problems. The thought of a famous plumber might be mind boggling, but Thomas Crapper is a familiar name in plumbing. Crapper was a successful plumber from 1861 to 1904. He did not invent the toilet as many think, but he did hold several plumbing patents.
Electricity is another system in a home that if issues arise should be addressed immediately. Electricity is actually the term that encompasses phenomena that occur due to the flow of electric charge. If the power in your home goes out during a storm, that means that there is no flow of electric charge occurring. To handle power outages you can invest in a portable generator for your home.
Electricity is needed to power an air conditioning unit. In 1953, more than one million air condition units were sold. Air conditioning maintenance is important if you want to extend the life of your heating and cooling units. Robert Heinlein, a science fiction writer said, “Climate is what you expect, weather is what you get”. With constantly changing weather, you may want to turn on the heat one day and the air conditioning the next. Regular maintenance will ensure that your home heating and cooling systems will work when you need them to.
Licensed plumbing contractors often focus strictly on plumbing issues. If you need electrical help call an electrician. If you need air conditioning or heating maintenance call an HVAC service company.