Plumbers: Things You Don’t Know

By Thornton Plumbing and Heating

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What You Don’t Know About Plumbers

All of the people know who to call when they have plumbing problems. They usually call a plumber from Salt Lake City when they encounter such problems; but there is more to plumbers than fixing pipes and valves. We interviewed some of our plumbers to find out more about who they are and what they do. Then, we made this article to share with you, our findings. Read and discover things you might not know about plumbers and perhaps, you can use some of these next times you have your plumber fix your pipe for you.

New Challenges Everyday

Being a plumber is not an easy and repetitive job. They encounter new challenges every day. Today a plumber might repair your drainage systems; tomorrow he might install pipes. Each job is different and unique and the plumber needs to be creative in their approach. The plumbers at Thornton Plumbing and Heating Plumbing are equipped with training and experience and are certified workers.

They have special garbage disposal that are wonderful devices that act as extra layer of protection against clogs. However, garbage disposals are confused with garbage cans by homeowners. They do not know that some things like eggshells, bones, fruit pits and pasta should not go down garbage disposals. This makes the plumbers deal with a lot of mess as garbage disposal clogs are common.

Your Kitchen Sink is Dirtier than Your Toilet

Many would assume that the dirtiest job of a plumber is dealing with toilets. But the plumbers we interviewed said that the kitchen is where they deal the grossest substance. They stated that dealing with grease is the most unpleasant part of the job. They recommend homeowners to put grease, fats and oils in a separate container to throw away later rather than dumping it into the kitchen sink. They also recommend flushing the kitchen sink regularly with hot water to break down cold, hardened greases.

Plumbing is a Risky Job

Plumbing is not just fixing pipes or installing drainage systems. Plumbers work with high water-and-air pressure which puts their lives at risk.  Burst pipes can unleash 50 to 100 pounds of pressure directly at the plumber, capable of throwing about 300 gallons per minute. All this, combines with the chemicals, sewage and bacteria, and you will understand how being a plumber is dangerous.

Watching YouTube Videos Won’t Make Someone a Plumber

There are certain minor projects that can be taken care of with the assistance of a video tutorial and tools, but watching YouTube alone won’t make someone a plumber. Local plumbers witnessed unfortunate consequences of people trying to do a plumber’s job. Never risk injuries and call a certified plumber to do the job for you.

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