Many people take their plumbing systems for granted until something goes wrong. We’re used to being able to flush a toilet or turn on the tap and get water, and when something goes wrong, homeowners can call a plumber.

If you live in Kuna, ID, or the surrounding area and are searching for a professional, don’t hesitate to contact EC Plumbing. The company is long-running and established. They can provide a plumber for all types of work, including leak detection, drain cleaning, or installing a plumbing system in a new build home.

There are many reasons to be grateful for your plumbing system. Let’s look at how plumbing systems have changed throughout the ages and why you should be thankful for your plumbing system. We’ll also give you some tips to help you keep your plumbing in good condition.

Flushing toilets

Having an indoor toilet is one of the main benefits of modern-day plumbing systems. Imagine having to use an outdoor toilet during the winter while there’s snow on the ground. Just a couple of generations ago, people would have had to put on their coats and boots to go out on a freezing winter night. They would then have to sit on an ice-cold toilet seat.

Further back in history, people would have had to do their business in a tin bowl and store it in their homes until morning when they could throw it out into the streets. Many developing countries still don’t have flushing toilets, so indoor plumbing is a reason to be grateful.

Top Tip: Keep your toilet in good working order and avoid blockages by only flushing human waste and toilet papers. Don’t flush wipes, sanitary items, or anything unusual such as toys or goldfish. It’s also a good idea to teach young children not to play with the toilet; it’s incredible how many professionals report toilet blockages caused by flushed toys.

No waste in the streets

If you were alive in the pre-1900s, you’d have to dodge waste that was being thrown into the streets. People didn’t have indoor plumbing and had to use a chamber pot which was thrown into the streets. They also had no running water or showers, which means that hygiene wasn’t really a priority.

Streets were built with a slope so that waste went into a gutter or into the middle of the road away from pedestrians. The road acted as a drainage ditch to bring all the waste down to the town river. Nowadays we can be grateful for not only our toilets but also the sewage systems which remove waste.

Top Tip: If you think there is a problem with your sewer lines, look out for damp, soggy areas in your yard that are likely to smell. Sometimes pipes or septic tanks can crack or split as tree roots grow up against them or if a car has driven over them. You may also notice areas of greener grass and a bad smell wafting into your home via the drains. If you see any of these issues, it’s essential to call a plumber as soon as possible to rectify the situation.

Fresh, clean drinking water

In the olden days, people would have to get their water from the town river, where they may also have had to wash and catch fish. This was often the same water that the sewage flowed into, which caused many issues. It spread disease and killed the fish, which also meant that food was scarce.

What more reasons do you need to be thankful for your plumbing system. Nowadays, we can simply turn on a faucet for a seemingly never-ending supply of clean fresh water.

Top Tip: Many homeowners have problems with their drains. Pipes and drains can easily be clogged by debris such as hairs, dog fur, food scraps, or soap. Be careful what you are putting into your drains. After having a bath or shower, you can remove any loose hairs from the plug hole. Don’t let food scraps go down the kitchen sink, and avoid pouring oil or grease into the sink while washing up, as this will solidify in your pipes and create a blockage.

If you’re having problems with your drains, phone a plumber and book a drain cleaning service. A professional can use a fiber optic cable with a camera attached to look for blockages in your plumbing system, which can then be removed. Drain cleaning will allow your pipes to be restored to an as-new condition.

We can wash our hands

Plumbing has been a particular blessing recently as we are able to wash our hands and practice good hygiene, which has helped to reduce the spread of coronavirus. Having a source of running water is another reason to be grateful as many people in developing countries had to rely on collecting water from a local well or water hole.

Top Tip: If you live in an area that has hard water and you often notice that limescale is forming around your faucets, shower head, and other plumbing fixtures, you may like to consider having a water softener installed. A plumber can install a water filter or softener to help improve the condition of your water for washing, drinking, and cleaning. You can also use lemon juice to remove limescale that has built up over time on your plumbing fixtures and fittings.

EC Plumbing, Your Local Plumber

Are you looking for a local plumber? If you live in Kuna, ID, or the surrounding area and are searching for a plumber, you may like to contact EC Plumbing. The company is long-running and established, providing excellent value for money and friendly customer service. They can provide a plumber for all types of work, including leak detection, to unblock a toilet or install a plumbing system in a new build home.

Contact the EC Plumbing team today for a no obligations quote or to find out more about our plumbing services.

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