Bathroom areas have been found in early human settlements all over the world. The shiny porcelain covered rooms we have today are thanks to a series of inventions and innovations that happened throughout hundreds of years. Here are a few plumbing innovations, listed from most recent, that have shaped modern bathrooms plumbing installations.
Electrical, HVAC, And Plumbing Software
Plumbing has expanded its entrance into the computer age. It’s not so much to do with equipment, and everything to do with making unbeatable bids for projects—on time and with accuracy. Welcome to the era of plumbing estimating software. It’s easy to use and gives ultimate flexibility to any plumbing enterprise that needs to customize quotes for many different scenarios. While the cloud-based software does all the calculations, the management gets to concentrate on running the team and growing the business.
Sewer diagnostic equipment is essential to be able to locate any drainage issues such as fractured pipes and tree root overgrowth. It still entailed the plumbing professional having to dig a trench to repair the damage. Then along came revolutionary trenchless plumbing. It enables a new sewer line to be snaked into and through the existing line to form an unbroken pipeline. Cordoning off an area and digging a trench is no longer necessary.
Diagnostic Equipment For Sewers And Drains
In the past, unless you had a direct conduit down to the blocked sewer on drainage area, maintenance crew and plumbing companies were essentially making educated guesses as to what a problem was down below. Then came along sewer and drain camera equipment that could be used to make more accurate diagnostic evaluations. Now it is a simple task to be able to identify the issue in these areas and determine how to plan a repair or replacement from the data.
Low Flush Toilets
When the low flush toilet was invented, it ended up saving the average household more than 18,000 gallons of flushing water annually. A tremendous amount of money has been saved on utility bills and the environment because of this innovation. It paved the way for people to consider the impact on the water supply rather than prioritizing convenience.
PVC Pipes And Fittings
Polyvinyl was actually invented over one hundred years ago, but no one came up with how to use it in any applications. It was first used in the 1920s to pipe clean drinking water into homes. PVC pipes and fittings were soon spread out in every developing industrial country to be used for waste management, drainage, and ventilation. It is hard to imagine the plumbing industry without it now.
The Flush Valve
With the invention of the flush valve in 1906, water was able to be delivered to plumbing fixtures quickly and efficiently. People have developed improvements to the device’s core design through the years since then, but the premise remains the same.
Every plumbing invention and application takes us closer to being able to manage waste elimination in evermore high tech ways.