If we only called our dentist when we have a toothache, odds are we’d have more dental problems than ever! Some people think to call plumbing contractors only when there’s an emergency. But your plumber can help prevent problems before they occur.
In addition to understanding how your property’s pipes and septic systems work, plumbers must be able to inspect and repair appliances and other mechanical fixtures in your home or office.
For example, plumbing contractors can ensure the tubing that carries water to and from your refrigerator is working efficiently, especially if you have an older unit. Other appliances and systems your plumber can inspect during your annual visit include:
- Fish ponds
- Hot water heaters
- Kitchen disposals
- Water filtering systems
- Water softeners
- Whole house dehumidifiers/humidifiers
Every time you visit a waterpark, those amazing cascades – over 3 million gallons of water* – are configured to keep pumping, filtering, and circulating clean water. Plumbing contractors work “behind the scenes” all over the world!
Following the 2010 earthquake tragedy in Haiti, Florida plumber Fred Schilling volunteered to travel to the impoverished island to repair broken water mains. Before his trip, he confidently said to a Huffington Post reporter “It shouldn’t be too complex.”
What he discovered was a complexity he couldn’t have anticipated: There were hardly any water mains to “fix”; in fact, the water sanitation and sewage issues were so dire, he had to refocus his mission.
Water contamination is the leading cause of infant mortality in Haiti, where childhood illnesses and cholera prevail. Almost half the population use open defecation to eliminate bodily wastes. “I had no concept as to how undeveloped Haiti was . . . that basically, it had no plumbing. We had to rethink this.” He joined forces with a Seattle plumber to develop the nonprofit organization Plumbers Without Borders.
We are fortunate. Here in Southeast Texas, the best sanitation and water systems in the world are just one phone call away. To schedule your annual inspection, call 281.661.4283, request a free quote online, or contact Bradbury Thornton Plumbing Services.
*Schlitterbahn, New Braunfels, Texas