Plumbing is just as important today as it was in the nineteenth century. Before those times it was not as popular because it had not been discovered yet. They use to use gravity to carry the supply of water or to carry the waste to different places. Many people that used gravity included the Greeks, Romans, and Indians.
From lead they found out that copper pipes freeze less and decided to start using copper instead of the lead. Plus, copper is a little cheaper than lead. In addition to pipes there are other things that are needed to put and keep the pipes together.
Pipes are used and run under a home usually to the bathtub, shower, sinks (including the bathroom and kitchen) and also drainage systems you might find installed in a cement garage floor. Many people also have pipes run to their garage for the purpose of a shower or toilet. Piping is also used under cities for the purpose of carrying water and waste to different facilities to be recycled.
This trade has been around since the nineteenth century when buildings started becoming more popular. Lead pipes were more popular to start with but they soon realized that copper was better and safer than other alternatives like lead.
Plumbers are very important in everyday life because they install pipes under homes for flushing the waste and moving water throughout the home. Without these pipes we would not be able to dispose of our waste or even take a shower. Doing dishes, washing clothes, drinking or making drinks, using the bathroom, all this would not be possible without the help of someone that installs pipes.
Plumbers go to school to learn how to be able to accurately put together the piping that is needed. Sometimes this school may last up to four years. Some colleges may also have smaller courses that can be taken in order to obtain a license.
Plumbing could be as easy as getting a plunger and fixing a clog in the toilet, tub or sink. There are also gels and such that can be used for clogs in the toilet, bath or sink. In order to avoid problems you should make sure to keep your tub drains free of hair and other particles. Keep grease out of the sink and if you have to use a clearing agent, this is always cheaper than hiring a plumber.
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