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Detroit Plumbing: What It’s All About

By Molly Collins

It may seem to you that plumbers charge exorbitant fees. All they do is come in and fiddle with the pipes in order to resolve a leak or a clogged drain. However, one look at the website of Detroit plumbing company Heaney Plumbing demonstrates that plumbers resolve a far wider range of problems than simple leaks in the kitchen sink. Plumbing is a highly skilled occupation, and plumbers are paid commensurately.

Plumbing is an ancient profession; the word itself comes from the Latin for “lead” because in those days, plumbers worked with lead pipes. Nowadays lead pipes have been proven to be unsafe, and most of the world does not allow pipes to be made out of this metal anymore, but the profession still retains the original name. The colloquialism “plumbing for information” has entered our language because of the plumber’s tendency to dig deep into drains to resolve clogs.

Plumbing is a serious business. Most plumbers work not only with water pipes, but also with gas and sewage pipes. Incompetent plumbing jobs can lead to serious illness or even death, so most plumbers are required to intern with an experienced plumber before opening shop, and in some states plumbers even have to be licensed. Licensing exams cover health and safety codes as well as plumbing skill.

In addition to typical plumbing duties, plumbers often work with construction crews when new buildings go up. The plumber needs to figure out where to lay pipes, as well as putting those pipes in the ground. Often, she is also responsible for connecting water-dependent appliances such as washing machines to the main water line.

Plumbers who specialize in connecting gas lines or heating/cooling systems often work in conjunction with an electrician to make sure everything is installed correctly.

Repair duties often include the leaky faucets and clogged drains that affect homeowners. However, plumbers are also qualified to check the state of most pipes and reinstall pipes that have gotten too old or are otherwise in poor repair. Plumbers also help repair gas leaks, garbage disposals, and sewer systems. These highly dangerous jobs require skill, attention to detail, and the ability to concentrate.

Detroit plumbing companies offer all these services because they understand the importance of plumbers to everyday life. Plumbers charge high prices because of the risk to themselves in helping homeowners live more conveniently.

Detroit Plumbers is dedicated to providing a high level of quality service to the residents of Detroit Michigan. We ensure that your plumbing facilities will be in working order for years to come.

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