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People know that they should call a plumber like those at Mr. Rooter Plumbing when they have plumbing issues, but there is a lot that people do not know about plumbers. We took some time to talk with some of our plumbers to find out some commonalities among them. Then, we put together this article to share our findings with you. Continue reading to learn about some things you might not know about plumbers. Maybe some of these could be a topic of conversation with your plumber the next time you schedule an appointment with Mr. Rooter Plumbing.
The plumbing profession is not a mundane one with the same tasks every day. Instead, every day is a whole new challenge. One day, a plumber might deal with a basement leak. Another day, they might install an energy efficient toilet. Each job is unique and requires creative approaches. The plumbers at Mr. Rooter Plumbing are certified, trained, experienced, and equipped with special tools and technology to take care of any plumbing service or repair the first time around.
Garbage disposals are wonderful devices that act as an extra layer of protection against clogs. However, a lot of homeowners confuse garbage disposals with garbage cans. They do not know that some things like eggshells, bones, fruit pits, and pasta should not go down garbage disposals. This often leaves plumbers with a mess to deal with as garbage disposal clogs are common.
One would guess that grossest part of a plumber’s job has to do with the toilet. But the plumbers we spoke with said the kitchen was where they dealt with the grossest substance. They said that dealing with grease was the most unpleasant aspect of their job. They recommend that homeowners store used grease, fats, and oils in a separate container to be tossed out later rather than dumping it into the kitchen sink. Also, regularly flush the kitchen sink drain with hot water to break down cold, hardened greases.
Plumbing is not just screwing some bolts and putting pipes together. Plumbers work with high water- and air-pressure that can be risky. Burst pipes can unleash 50 to 100 pounds of pressure directly at the plumber, capable of throwing out about 300 gallons per minute. Combine this with chemicals, sewage, and countless bacteria and microbes, and you will understand the dangers of the plumbing profession.
There are certain small projects that can be taken care of with the assistance of a video tutorial and some tools but watching YouTube videos doesn’t make someone a plumber. Our local plumbers have witnessed some unfortunate consequences of people trying to do a plumber’s job. Don’t risk broken bones, diseases, and chemical burns. Call a certified plumber from Mr. Rooter Plumbing to let the experts take care of it instead.