Wikipedia's facts - plumbing
Plumbing is any system that conveys fluids for a wide range of applications. Heating and cooling, waste removal, and potable water delivery are among the most common uses for plumbing however plumbing's not limited to these applications.1 Plumbing utilizes pipes, valves, plumbing fixtures, tanks, and other apparatuses to convey fluids.2 Trades that work with plumbing such as boilermakers, plumbers, and pipefitters are referred to the plumbing trade. In the Developed world plumbing infrastructure is critical for public health and sanitation.34
The word derives from the Latin plumbum for lead, as the first effective pipes used in Roman era were lead pipes.
History of word
The word "plumber" dates from the Roman Empire. The Latin for lead is plumbum. Roman roofs used lead in conduits and drain pipes and some were also covered with lead, lead was also used for piping and for making baths.5 In medieval times anyone who worked with lead was referred to as a plumber as can be seen from an extract of workmen fixing a roof in Westminster Palace and were referred to as plumbers "To Gilbert de Westminster, plumber, working about the roof of the pantry of the little hall, covering it with lead, and about various defects in the roof of the little hall".6 Thus a person with expertise in working with lead was first known as a Plumbarius which was later shortened to plumber.
What if the broken plumbing?
Sometimes plumbing make us problems and spoil in the least expected moment. This may be the weekend when we are not at home or the day when access to running water is essential for us. Sometimes such defects are not easy to repair, and in addition cause more trouble and problems, such as flooding the apartment neighbor. In which case you should do? Instead of wondering and waiting for a miracle, you should immediately call the service hydraulic, who will come to our house and will take care of the necessary repairs. All this will be done by hand and in a short time, and therefore save ourselves in this way, discomfort and additional costs.