Vincent Plumbing & Heating Plumbing in Brookfield & local plumber in Waukesha
Serving Waukesha County for 20 years
W304 S3925 Brookhill Road, Waukesha WI 53189
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Master Plumber 223365
Back Flow Preventer 223365.
A Brief History of Plumbing
“Plumbing” comes from the word for lead, which is plumbum. People who worked with lead were called Plumbarius, which was eventually shortened to the word we use today. Plumbing dates back to roman times when the Romans used lead pipe inscriptions to prevent water theft. After that, virtually no advance in the profession was made until the 19th century when actual sewage systems were created to eliminate cesspools. More recently, technology has taken off and resulted in the modern piping and water treatment that we enjoy everyday.
While the range of water-heater options has grown in recent years, most of the units in current use are similar to those of generation past. The reason is that conventional electric and gas-fired water heaters are affordable and fairly inexpensive to operate, and they require little maintenance. High-tech, high-efficiency models use less fuel, but they are more expensive to buy and maintain.
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