9 Qualities of a good emergency plumber

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13250114644_7ee9dc7192_b1. 24/7 Service
The most important thing for emergency plumbing, obviously: emergencies don’t have business hours. The plumber must be willing and able to serve you irrespective of the time the call comes in.

2. Wide Range of Services
The plumber that offers numerous services is always a good choice. Whatever kind of problem you’re facing, they should have the tools and knowledge necessary to solve the problem!

3. Helpful Professionalism
A good plumber is one who has gone through the necessary training and earned the appropriate qualifications. A “true professional” will take pride in their appearance and presentation, help you understand what the problem is, answer any questions you have, and offer advice that will assist in future maintenance and prevention.

4. Experience & Skill
These are crucial qualities to look for in any plumber. An emergency plumber needs to have a wealth of experience to deal with frozentempseraturespipes1the innumerable things that could be encountered in an emergency, as well as the skills and team to resolve it.

5. Always On Time
During an emergency, it’s maddening to have to wait for help. On top of that, your property could also be damaged the more things progress. A good plumber will be available with little delay, and always be punctual.

6. Well-Prepared
An emergency plumber should be well-prepared with the proper equipment, tools, and team. If your emergency occurs in the middle of the night, there won’t be any stores or supply houses for them to rely on. Likewise, the time it takes to fetch that extra piece of equipment from their warehouse could be the difference between an inconvenience and serious water damage.

7. Respectful of Your Property
The plumber that respects your property will park in a proper area, use walkways and follow any requests you might have (“only come in through this door”, etc.). To avoid tracking dirt or anything else into your home, most top-quality plumbers will wear shoe covers. Once they’re done, the work area should be cleaner than when they arrived.

1280px-Plumbers_snake_246958. Safety-Minded
Just because it’s an emergency doesn’t mean corners can be cut. In fact, there’s no worse time to forego thoroughness and safety! A good plumber will protect themselves with gloves, goggles, and masks/respirators as necessary – this keeps them safe, focused, and  able to complete the job quickly.

9. Reliable
You want a plumber that will make the correct, lasting fix the first time around. Unfortunately, there are plenty of dishonest people out there looking to make a quick buck without regard for your home or well-being.

13 Plumbing Facts You Probably Didn’t Know

13 Plumbing Facts You Probably Didn’t Know

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  1. The average person spends three whole years of their life sitting on the toilet.
  2. King George II of Great Britain died falling off a toilet on the 25th of October 1760.
  3. Over $100,000 were spent on a study to determine whether most people put their paper on the holder with the flap in front or behind. Three out of four people have the flap in the front.
  4. Albert Einstein was made an honorary member of the Plumbers and Steamfitters Union after he had announcement that he would be a plumber if he had to live his life all over again.
  5. The most famous plumbers ever are Mario and Luigi from the gaming side
  6. The toilet is flushed more times during the super bowl halftime than at any time during the year.
  7. The word “plumber” comes from the latin word “plumbum”, which means “lead”.
  8. Manhole covers are circular because if they’re turned sideways, they can’t fall through their own opening, like square one’s would
  9. Standardised plumbing can be traced back to around 3,000 BC.
  10. If you have a leaking mixer that drips twice per minute, you’ll waste about 3,8 litres of water in a week.
  11. Have you ever heard the myth about water flowing in the opposite direction in the Southern Hemisphere? It’s not true. It’s possible for water to flow either direction in either Hemisphere.
  12. In 1939, Al Moen invented the single handle mixer that can control hot and cold water in just one turn.
  13. The average person visits the toilet six to eight times per day.

The Universal Plumbing Question – “Where is the toilet – bathroom?”

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Afrikaans – Waar is die badkamer? Waar is die toilet?

Albanian – Ku është banjo?

Arabic – أين الحمام؟?

Armenian – Vortegh e bathrrom.

Asturian – U”l ban~u?

Azerbaijani – Bathrrom haradadır?

Basque – Non dago bathrrom du?

Bengali – Bātharuma kōthāẏa?

Bosnian – Gdje je TWC?

Breton – Pelec’h eman~ ar priveziou`?

Bulgarian – Kade e toaletnata?

Catalan – On e’s la cambra de bany?

Creole – Ki laplas twale`t-la?

Croatian – Gdje je zahod?

Czech – Kde je za’chod?

Danish – Hvor er toilettet?

Dutch – Waar is het toilet (W.C.)?

Esperanto – Kie estas la necesejo?

Estonian – kus on vannituba?

Faroese – Hvar er vesi?

Finnish – missä onkylpyhuone?

French – Où se trouvent les toilettes?

Frisian – Wêr is it húske?

Galician – Onde é o quarto de banho? Onde é o retrete?

German – Wo ist die Toilette?

Greek – pu íne i tualéta?

Gujarati – baathroom kyaaN chhe?

Hawaiian – Ai hea lua?

Hebrew – eifo ha’sherutim?

Hindi – aapkaa snanghar (sauchalya) kahan hai?

Hungarian – Hol a mosdo’

Icelandic – Hvar er snyrtingin

Ido – Ube esas la neceseyo?

Indonesian – Kamar kecil di mana?

Interlingua – Ubi es le w.c. (lavatorio)?

Irish – Ca’ bfhuil seomra na mban (f) / bfhear (m)?

Italian – Dove e’ il bagno?

Japanese – Bathrrom wa doko ni arimasu ka?

Korean – Hwa-jang-sil-i O-die Isum-ni-ka?

Latin – Ubi sunt loca secreta? Ubi est conclave necessarium?

Latvian – Kur atrodas vannas istaba?

Lithuanian – Kur yra tualetas?

Malaysian – Di manakah terletaknya tandas? Tandas di mana?

Mandarin – Duì bù qǐ, cèsuǒ zài nǎr?

Marshallese – Ewi em jirikrik in?

Norwegian – Hvor er toalettet?

Occitan – Ont son los comuns?

Polish – Gdzie jest toaleta?

Portuguese – Onde e’ o quarto de banho? Onde e’ o casa de banho?

Romanian – Unde este toaleta?

Russian – Gde zdes tualet?

Serbian – Gde je toalet?

Sesotho – Batekamore e kae?

Slovak – Kde je W.C.?

Slovenian – Kje je kopalnica? Kje je stranisxcxe?

Spanish – Donde esta el bano?

Swahili – Choo kiko wapi?

Swedish – Var är bathrrom

Tagalog – Nasaan ang kasilyas?

Thai – hong-nam-you-tee-nai?

Turkish – tuvalet nerede?

Ukrainian – de tut tualyet? (laznychka, uborna)

Welsh – Ble mae’r toiled?

Vietnamese – Trường hợp là bathrrom ?

Xhosa – Iphi indlu yangasese?

Yiddish – vu iz der bodtsimer?

Zulu – likuphi itholethe?

Water Saving Tips

Water Saving Tips

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We all really do need to start thinking about how we can contribute to preserve the little water we have left on earth. Try all of these tips, and even more importantly, teach your kids from an early age how important water is for the future of us all…

WATER SAVING TIPS:

Ways to Save Water Indoors
  1. Check all taps, pipes and toilets for leaks
  2. Install water saving showerheads and dual flush toilets.
  3. Take shorter showers.
  4. Never use your toilet as a wastebasket.
  5. Turn off the water while brushing your teeth or shaving.
  6. Defrost frozen food in the refrigerator the night before, rather than filling a sink full of hot water.
  7. Rinse vegetables in a half a sink or pan of water, rather than running water continuously.
  8. Fully load your dishwasher.
  9. Rinse dishes in a full sink or pan of water.
  10. Wash full loads of clothes.
Ways to Save Water Outdoors
  1. Don’t over-water gardens.
  2. Water your lawn or garden early in the morning or late in evening.
  3. Adjust sprinklers so that they don’t water the pavement or street.
  4. Don’t water on cool, rainy or windy days.
  5. Equip all hoses with shut-off nozzles.
  6. Use drip irrigation systems.
  7. Plant drought-tolerant or low water-use plants and grasses.
  8. Use shrubs and ground cover to reduce the amount of grass.
  9. Place mulch around plants to reduce evaporation and discourage weeds.
  10. Set your mower blades one notch higher, since longer grass means less evaporation.
  11. Use a pool cover to cut down on water evaporation.
  12. Use a bucket instead of a hose to wash your car.
  13. Use a broom rather than a hose to clean pavements, driveways and parking lots.