Plumbing Changes throughout the Years

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Month: November 2014

Plumbing Changes throughout the Years

Posted on November 29, 2014 by Melbourne Plumber

For centuries, people have been trying different ways to make life a little easier. Although large pottery jars meant to store water were found dating all the way back to 6000 BC in Mesopotamia, it wouldn’t be until 2700 BC that water pipes would be used in the Indus Valley. These pipes were made from finely chopped straw and clay. 1200 years later, in 1500 BC, people living in Crete were able to develop sewage disposal systems which included a crude flushing toilet. Although this seems pretty amazing for that time period, it would be another 1,000 years before actual ...

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Common Plumbing Problems You Can Avoid

Posted on November 3, 2014 by Melbourne Plumber

Plumbing problems generally come with three things: headaches, wasted time, and a bill. When you take the time to recognize some of the most common plumbing problems and how to avoid them, you will save yourself a headache, wasted time, and money. Here are three of the most common problems and how to avoid them: Problem 1 – A Backed Up Toilet A toilet that has backed up can often overflow onto the floor underneath it. Whether you’ve got linoleum, wooden floors, or carpet underneath the toilet, it is never a fun or easy thing to clean up, let alone ...

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