Many eyebrows rise when we at H2C Heating, Cooling and Plumbing say that plumbing saves lives every day, but the truth is that it has been a silent superhero for more than 300 hundred years. The ease with which waterborne diseases were able to spread hundreds of years ago would be horrifying if it was the same nowadays. Back in 1671, the city of Berlin, in Germany, didn’t have enough flushing toilets, and things started to get out of hand pretty quick, to the extent that the Government was requiring some of its visitors to take some of their own waste back home with them. Weird? Most certainly. But back in those days, they didn’t have the structure and materials with which we live today. Plumbing structures were poorly constructed and in some cases were only made of bricks or masonry. This obviously presented a health hazard, and water-related diseases started to take lives. Diseases such as typhus spread through Europe at alarming rates.
It came to the attention of health organizations at the time, that diseases causing so much death could be better controlled with better water sewage and plumbing. The construction and improvement of the materials made their function more efficient. Unlike in those dark ages, our waste goes nowadays to selected areas where they no longer present a hazard to society. To the extent that nowadays we have the technology to recycle water, leaving no contamination at all that can pose a risk to our homes. That’s why when we’re requested booked for a plumbing repair service in Rosemount MN, we take it with all the seriousness it deserves.
Unfortunately, there are still many places in the world where waterborne diseases are still taking large amounts of lives due to poor plumbing. From all sorts of gastrointestinal diseases to terrible diseases such as malaria and dengue fever, contaminated waters are reaching populated places that are exposed to these deadly circumstances.
This doesn’t mean that you are at mortal peril for not having the best quality plumbing service, but it is always better to be preventive and take measures that ensure the safety of your home and your family. Pouring boiling water with half a cup of salt every couple days into the drain will help it to remain unclogged, and will, therefore, stop the accumulation of organic waste and bacteria that could affect the hygiene of your household. To keep external plumbing in good shape and functionality, check for leaks or abnormalities regularly. Make sure to have all pipes isolated to avoid overheating or freezing. Don’t make repairs by yourself if you have little to no knowledge or experience. It might make the damage worse and it will increase your expenses when hiring a plumbing repair service in Rosemount MN.
We at H2C Heating, Cooling and Plumbing care about you and your family. We offer top quality service 24/7 with over 50 years of experience. Call us today at (612) 791-0850 in Minneapolis, or (651) 368-6245 in St. Paul. We’re always working for your happiness and satisfaction.