Unknown Plumbing Facts
Unknown Plumbing Facts That May Be A Surprise
Plumbing systems utilize the laws of physics to function correctly. Most people take for granted that plumbing systems are basic and fail-proof. The following are a few unknown plumbing facts that may pique your interest.
Now THAT’S Old
One of our favorite unknown plumbing facts is that plumbing systems date all the way back to 3,000 B.C. We may imagine that plumbing is a modern invention, but this is not the case at all. In fact, standardized plumbing systems, such as the aqueduct system in the image above, have been around for thousands of years. For example, the inhabitants of the Indus River Valley, which is today’s regions of Afghanistan, Pakistan, and part of India, used underground pipes to transport waste out of their cities. The pipes moved waste material away from the cities and into the Indus River to be carried far from inhabitants. They used this system over 5,000 years ago! Of our unknown plumbing facts, it is truly impressive to think of this technology being used so many years ago.
Small Leaks Cost A Lot!
The second of our unknown plumbing facts is that small leaks can cost you a lot of money over time. Most people believe that a small leak in the home or office is insignificant, but this is not the case at all. Of our unknown plumbing facts, this could be the most costly. A faucet that drips a couple of times per minute can end up using over 50 gallons of water per year. This unnecessary expense can add up quickly!
Your Pipes Are Losing Heat!
The last of our unknown plumbing facts is that your pipes are losing heat as you are reading this article! The fact is that water loses a lot of heat as it travels through the water system in your home or office. Thankfully, you can combat this issue by installing inexpensive insulation in your water system. Shad’s Plumbing can help you with this today!
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R.P. - Oxford, AL
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J.W. – Temple, GA
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B. H. - Tallapoosa, Ga
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N.M. - Tallapoosa, GA
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H.B. - Villa Rica, GA
We had a great experience doing business with Shad’s plumbing. They were quick to respond and repair our emergency situation. They also repaired a few other plumbing issues we had. I would recommend them for your plumbing needs.
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M.B. - Carrollton, GA
I was very pleased with the quality of work, quick response, punctual, value and professionalism. The face bowl looks great and the kitchen drain no longer leaks. Woo hoo! I’m so pleased. Thank you, Mr. Steve, and your helper for all that you did today. God Bless.
R.W. - Tallapoosa, GA
We called Shads Plumbing to come out to look at some problems we were having. I met Steve and he walked me through some problems that he saw and explained to me in detail how he would fix them. He gave me an estimate of what I wanted done and he was a whole lot cheaper than others that I had called. They came out the next day and fixed all my problems. I was very impressed!! I would recommend Shads Plumbing to anyone who wants a job done right at a great cost.