Heil Plumbing Trivia: Hot Water Burns

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Trivia Question of the Day: How long does it take for water at 140 degrees to burn your skin?

Trivia Question of the Day Answer: 5 seconds

According to the plumbing code, water heater thermostats should be set to 120 degrees. Water temperatures any higher may burn your skin.

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The Heil Difference

We’re dedicated to offering the highest quality residential and commercial plumbing services for every customer. Our plumbers are available to respond to your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our residential and commercial plumbers in Columbia and Ellicott City cover every need, from simple fixture repairs to complex drain and sewer problems.

While we are based in Jessup, Maryland, our plumbing contractors also service Catonsville, Columbia, Ellicott City, Odenton, Clarksville, Elkridge, Fulton, Laurel, and Severn.

Heil Plumbing Trivia: First City to Build Sewer System

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Trivia Question of the Day:Which large city became the first in America to build a comprehensive sewer system?

Trivia Question of the Day Answer: Chicago

In the mid 1800’s, Chicago was a booming lakeside port and industrial center. However, the city’s waste water was becoming a growing problem. Because dirty water could not properly drain out of populated areas, diseases like cholera plagued the residents. At the end of 1855 the Chicago Board of Sewerage Commissioners presented a plan designed by engineer E.S. Chesbrough of Boston to install a new storm-sewer system. The plan required the city to literally jack up buildings several feet high to install the new sewer pipes. Over the next twenty years, Chicago managed to create the first comprehensive waste water systems in the country. The District of Columbia followed shortly in the 1870’s and Baltimore’s sewer system construction began in 1907.

Sources:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/chi-chicagodays-raisingstreets-story-story.html

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https://www.dcwater.com/wastewater_collection/history.cfm

Why Choose Heil

  • Years In Business
  • Customers Helped
  • Service

The Heil Difference

We’re dedicated to offering the highest quality residential and commercial plumbing services for every customer. Our plumbers are available to respond to your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our residential and commercial plumbers in Columbia and Ellicott City cover every need, from simple fixture repairs to complex drain and sewer problems.

While we are based in Jessup, Maryland, our plumbing contractors also service Catonsville, Columbia, Ellicott City, Odenton, Clarksville, Elkridge, Fulton, Laurel, and Severn.

Heil Plumbing Trivia: Heavy Metal Rock Star = Plumbing Apprentice

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Trivia Question of the Day: Which heavy metal rock star was once a plumber’s apprentice?
Trivia Question of the Day Answer: Ozzy Osbourne of Black Sabbath!

Heil Plumbing hires apprentices to train up future professional plumbers. In the state of Maryland, plumbing apprentices must be at least 16 years old. In order to obtain their journeymen’s plumbing license they must complete 7500 hours of training under a licensed master plumber and pass a comprehensive written examination! For more information on how to become a plumber go to the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation.

Why Choose Heil

  • Years In Business
  • Customers Helped
  • Service

The Heil Difference

We’re dedicated to offering the highest quality residential and commercial plumbing services for every customer. Our plumbers are available to respond to your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our residential and commercial plumbers in Columbia and Ellicott City cover every need, from simple fixture repairs to complex drain and sewer problems.

While we are based in Jessup, Maryland, our plumbing contractors also service Catonsville, Columbia, Ellicott City, Odenton, Clarksville, Elkridge, Fulton, Laurel, and Severn.