Plumbing can be defined as a skilled trade of working with pipes, fixtures and tubing. This work essentially relates to drainage of waste and systems that have been designed for providing drinking water. Plumbing is the basic and one of the most important needs of the modern society. The exact plumbing quotations depend on the services provided, please use the form below to get an accurate quote from up to 5 local tradesmen.
However, plumbing was rare before the growth of modern cities. This trade was nonexistent before the 19th century. With the industrial revolution, the modern cities grew in size and with it grew a need for special labor to take care of the waste disposals. With the establishment of health boards, the authorities demanded a better waste disposal system which quickly evolved into the kind of plumbing that we see today. Historically, though, the use of plumbing has been seen in civilizations dating back to the era as old as 2700 B.C. The Indus Valley Civilization is the classic example where the use of standardized earthen plumbing pipes was first seen.
The modern day water systems comprise of plumbing systems that consist of networks of pipes and pressure pumps designed to allow the flow of water against gravity. The plumbing quotations for the installation of this network depend on where the network is being installed. To complete and establish this pipe network, there are devices like unions, elbows, tees and unions used. These articles help easily fitting a pipe network through small spaces and are included in the plumbing quotations provided by a company to install a complete water systems network.
It is the structuring, installation and maintenance of these networks that require contracts with plumbing companies or individual plumbers. The plumbing quotations depend on the size of the network to be installed and/or maintained. The costs also vary depending on how elaborate a plumbing system is.
There are majorly the following types of networks in a building, which are established individually or in tandem with each:
- Rainwater, surface water drainage
- Traps, vents and drains
- Septic Systems
- Fuel gas piping
- Cold and Hot Water Supply
The plumbing quotations for the installation of these networks are not standardized. It is the sum total of the cost of individual components of the network and an added cost for the skilled labor. Hence if you wish to have a ballpark figure about the expenditure involved in plumbing work, a good way is to assess an approximate cost of the items that will be used. Also you can let the plumbing company know of your requirements and in turn they will provide you with the plumbing quotations.