WHAT DOES A PLUMBER DO?  

 

plumb·er  [pluhm-er] 
noun
1. a person who installs and repairs piping, fixtures, appliances, and appurtenances in connection with the water supply, drainage systems, etc., both in and out of buildings.
2. Slang. an undercover operative or spy hired to detect or stop leaks of news or secret information, often using questionable or illegal methods, as illegal entry or wiretapping.
3. Obsolete . a worker in lead or similar metals.

What is a plumber?

A trades person who specializes in installing and maintaining systems used for potable (drinking) water, sewage, and drainage in plumbing systems.

When ever someone thinks of a plumber they generally think of Super Mario. Big mustache, overalls, and a pipe in hand on their way to fix a toilet. People think of  a plumber as someone who you call when your toilet is not working. They tend to forget that plumbers cover so much in their  home or business.

Things you probably didn’t know they work on…

  • Hot Water Heaters
  • Sewer Lines
  • Gas Lines
  • Water Softeners
  • Flooding

Rule of thumb, if it has a pipe, call a plumber
Plumbers….

  •       build and repair water supply lines
  •       build and repair sewerage to all types of buildings
  •       work on main line stoppages 
  •       repair or replace valves
  •       work on and install water heaters
  •       install tubs and showers

Some needed skills, interests, and values that plumbers need

  • Reading drawings, and specifications to determine layout of water supply, waste, and venting systems
  • Detecting faults in plumbing appliances and systems, and correctly diagnosing their causes
  • Installing, repairing and maintaining domestic, commercial, and industrial plumbing fixtures and systems
  • Locating and marking positions for pipe connections, passage holes, and fixtures in walls and floors
  • Measuring, cutting, bending, and threading pipes using hand and power tools or machines
  •         Joining pipes and fittings together using soldering techniques, compression fittings, threaded fittings, and push-on fittings.
  • Testing pipes for leaks using air and water pressure gauges
  • Awareness of legal regulations and safety issues
  • Ensuring safety standards and build regulations are met.

 
Kevin Szabo Jr.
708-845-7922
kevinszabojrplumbing@yahoo.com
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Have Your Sump Pump Ready For Flood Season

 

All we did this Winter was complain about how cold it was and how much it snowed. Those sub zero days were killing us along with snow that wouldn’t stop. We haven’t had this much snow in years. All that snow is just sitting there. Now as the temperature rises, it’s melting. Melting snow along with rain falls causes flooding. 
 
Nobody wants unwanted water in or near their home. Backup water puts pressure on your waste pipes. Yuck, you don’t want sewage water backing into your home.
 
If your home has previous flooded or the neighborhood is known for flooding, you need to prepare. Sump pumps, remove accumulated water in a collecting sump base. You need to get one, if you don’t already have one. If you have one, make sure it works. Monthly or quarterly fill it up with water to make sure the pump is working and draining properly. Clean around it, keep all the clutter around it to a minimal. You should also invest in a battery backup sump pump system(Zoeller Aquanet). Trust me you will be thankful. The average pump should last you around 8-10 years. Check with your home insurance, some home insurances will cover it if you are lucky.
 
I recommend you get a generator,  and have annual check ups on your pump. If you have any questions about your pump, or need advice you should check with a plumber
 
Living in Chicago or Chicago suburbs we are use to this weather. One day it’s beautiful, the next it’s a snow storm, the following it’s crazy rainfalls. We all, or most of us say that we will move. We never do. We do enjoy having our eventful seasons. It keeps us entertained. Just be prepared and everything will turn out alright. If not, that’s what insurance is for. Check with your insurance agent that everything is up to date. 
 
Please visit our website www.kevinszabojrplumbing.net
 
If you have any questions, email me or call me. I will be glad to help.
 
(708)845-7922
kevinszabojrplumbing@yahoo.com