Is licensing intended to prevent anyone but a plumber Windsor from doing sanitation work? NO… Licensing prohibits the irresponsible, incapable person from endangering the health of your family, neighbors sad community. Any person may do the work who has sufficient knowledge to do it in a safe manner, so long as the Rules and Regulations of the Windsor plumbing and sanitation code are observed. However, those wishing to do such work must demonstrate their ability by taking out a license and passing an examination.
The State requires that, like a doctor, nurse, dentist or pharmacist, anyone whose work affects the public health and safety shall have adequate knowledge and training. No one wants a “quack doctor” to treat his family or a “soda clerk” to fill his prescriptions. For exactly the same reasons, one does not want a “handyman” to do work in his home, office factory which can adversely affect the health of his family, his employees or his neighbors. Done improperly this work would probably need to be rectified at the time the property changed hands which means paying twice for the same work. The average home plumbing system represents an investment of about fifteen percent of the value of the house. No part of the house is more vital. Nothing in the house is used more often. A smoothly functioning Windsor plumbing system is a pin to health and adds to the convenience of modern living. There are many things that an owner or renter can do; there are many things that should be left to an expert – the plumbing worker and his staff of journeymen plumbers Windsor. Minor repairs should be made promptly. Such annoyances such as a clogged drain, dripping faucet or a leaking flush valve in the toilet, are more than a mere bother – they usually waste money. This booklet suggests remedies for these and many other household plumbing problems.
Major maintenances, replacements, and new Windsor plumbing installations should be left to the supervision of a Windsor plumbing contractor. His working methods are based on years of experience – and his guarantee is assurance that all materials and methods are of the highest quality. This information will help prolong the useful life of your plumbing system. Your plumber Windsor will be glad to give you extra hints that apply specifically to your own home. Plumbers get more calls to open clogged drains than for any other service. Many such calls could be prevented by greater care in the use of drains. The most-used drain is the one in the kitchen sink and that is the drain most often clogged. Preventing this situation can be done by carefully watching what is emptied into the sink drain and by the regular use of a safe biodegradable waste digester. Your plumber can give you more information on these products.
Sink slowdowns are usually caused by liquid fats, emulsified by warm dishwater and carried through the pipes. The water cools as it proceeds to the main sewer and leaves the greasy deposits along the way. A film of grease forms on the pipe wall, then another and another. Coffee grounds and bits of food add to this accumulation layer until the pipe becomes impassible. Pour excess grease into a tin can and throw it out with the garbage, not down the sink drain. When using a food disposer, always let enough cold water run to carry the particles down and into the main line to prevent buildup in the smaller waste lines. In the event of a stoppage, you should have a “plumber’s friend,” or plunger – a large rubber suction cup with a wooden handle. Cup it strongly over the drain and plunge it vigorously several times. If it is a double drain sink, make sure you seal the other drain, so water will not splash out into the other bowl or on you. Drain piping can also be cleaned by removing the J-bend on the trap below the fixture. First place adhesive tape around the packing nut or wrap the wrench jaws with cloth to prevent scratching the metal surface. If plastic piping is in place, do not grip the nuts too tightly with the wrench, as they can crack easily. Place a bucket directly under the pipe to catch any dripping from the open pipe. Pull out the clogging material with a piece of wire or small hand-turned cable. If you take the trap off, have some new gaskets ready to slip into the joints.