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5 Botched Plumbing Jobs That Will Make You Want A Smart Plumber

1. At Smart Plumbers we stay up-to-date on the latest technological advances in repiping methods. We have to admit, though, this is one we just don't understand.



2. Drains USUALLY connect to somewhere. Emphasis on "USUALLY".


3. Medusa or catastrophically messy plumbing job? Legend has it that if you gaze at this tangle of flexlines directly you'll turn into stone.



4. Ever get tired of that pesky "ground" covering up your house's drain lines? Me neither.


5. It probably doesn't take a legitimate plumbing company to point this out, but to say touching an electrical outlet is a bathroom faux pas would be the understatement of the century.

10 Amazing Plumbing Facts

1. In 1829 the Tremont Hotel in Boston was the U.S.' first hotel to use indoor plumbing.

2. Archeologists have uncovered a part of a water plumbing system at the Pyramid of Cheops in Egypt. In addition, evidence of indoor plumbing has been found in Egyptian palaces dating back to 2500 B.C.

3. Copper piping – a common material used today in plumbing – was also used by the Egyptians to lay their own pipes.

4. The toilet is flushed more times during the Super Bowl halftime than any other time during the year.

5. Albert Einstein is reported to have said that if he had to do it all over again, he’d become a plumber. Now that really puts the "Smart" in "Smart Plumbers"!

6. The “bathroom,” has had many different terms and names throughout human history and throughout different cultures. The Egyptians reportedly called it the “house of horror.” It was called the “necessarium” by the Romans. Tudor England referred to it as the “privy” or “house of privacy,” while the Fr…

Under-The-Sink Catastrophe

Leak under kitchen sink

So there I was, needing a plumber but realizing I was unable to afford one after calling around. Paying a licensed, plumber was out of the question.  So I asked myself how hard could it really be?  After getting my tools and proceeding to disconnect the pipe under the sink water exploded out even faster than my immediate regret. After several (more like many) failed attempts at trying to put the pipe back on to stop the water from gushing I ran to the phone, called Smart Plumbers & Rooters, and explained what had happened. They proceeded to instruct me how to turn the water off under the sink using the emergency shut-off valve.  The water was off - for now - but I had flooded my kitchen floor and there was water everywhere. A plumber came out from Smart Plumbers and Rooters only to find me in tears.  Not only did the plumber fix the leak he also help me clean up the water. When I think back I laugh at the situation.  But i am very grateful for the help i r…