Plumbing in an essential part of our lives, specifically under current residential infrastructures that are part of our cities and towns. Without plumbing we will not be able to eat, cook, bathe and do all those that we can with water atop an apartment located several feet off the ground. It is only due to plumbing that water can reach homes and offices several miles away from natural water resources like rivers, lakes and ponds or draw water from several feet below the ground with the help of a borewell pump for use within the house. Plumbers are learned professionals that prepare and maintain plumbing network within the house or building to ensure that water outlets are available wherever needed and can be turned on and off without worrying about leaks or blockage.
For construction and remodeling projects plumbing is as essential as brick and mortar of the building. Plumbing is an essential part of a building’s design and If poorly planned can cause perennial problem of drainage, water flow or water logging for the residents. Plumbing system carries out two essential functions comprising of bringing in clean usable and potable water into the house for drinking, cooking and cleaning purposes and taking out used water out of the house into the drainage system.
When the plumbing is designed keeping in mind that it has to remain indestructible for several years and is made up of good quality pipes that are maintained well then the house owner is not likely to face any problem. Plumber designs three essential systems of the house namely the inlets for potable water, outlets for sanitary drainage and storm water drainage to take out rain water out of the building. Water inlet and outlet pipes are placed within the walls of the bathroom and kitchen or below their floors to allow easy drainage and avoid water logging.
While leaking taps or dripping valves can be repaired by house-owners themselves repairing leaks in internal pipes or clogged drains should best be left to a professional plumber. With their wealth of experience, knowledge and essential equipment they can repair the problem without further damage. Without a plumber we would not be able to enjoy the gadgets of modern technology like shower cabinet, Jacuzzi, hot and cold water by just turning on the right taps. Just imagine without plumbing we would have to carry water for every task from the nearest water source to our homes how troublesome that life would be?
Plumbers in India till recently were freelancers that had little formal knowledge and would have learnt their trade as an apprentice of an experienced plumber. But now plumbers come with a formal technical degree and are knowledgeable about different grades of pipes, fittings and bathroom accessories and can design an error free plumbing network. In today’s connected society where information is available at the click of a button finding a plumber is not a very tough task as most of them have their own websites or have posted their contact details in online information directories.
Plumbing system within the house is vast with network of pipes connected to each other to bring in water and take out used water through the drain. Plumber can advise you about using right quality material for water pipes in the house for various needs along with accessories and essential electric equipment like water heater, shower system, washing machine, water filter and other accessories.
Cost of setting up concealed PVC plumbing in the bathroom and kitchen area is the maximum that you would have to pay for plumbing when designing your house. Though it would largely depend on size and number of outlets for water in both areas labor charges are more or less standard across the country at Rs. 14000- 15000 while cost of materials could range around Rs. 29000-30000. For expensive brass or GI pipe system the cost would go up considerably by a few thousands.
For setting up electrical equipment like water heater, shower system, washing machine, water filter etc. they have a basic service charge of Rs. 250-300 if spares are provided by house-owner. To replace cracked pipes the services charges would include cost of breaking down the wall to replace concealed pipe and repairing the wall again.
A plumber is there to help you sort out watery issues that cannot be ignored so treat him with dignity and be honest about the issues you are facing else he will never be able to help.