By Herbert Sanchez
Plumbers specialize in the installation and maintenance of
water systems. Like electricians, they are required to obtain
license from a trade or vocational school and have a
in various aspects of industrial, domestic, and communal pipe
work, water heating (steam- and gas- fitters), water treatment
(such as water cleaning and purification), drainage, sewer
networking, dynamics of water flow, water storage, temperature
adjustment, and dangers of water hazards.
Plumbers get their name from the Latin Plumbum, for “lead,”
since the ancient Romans used pipes made from lead. The term
therefore refers to the metallic element out of which their
main building material is made.
Interestingly, Einstein, the father of modern mathematics,
admired the plumber:
"If I would be a young man again and had to decide how to make
my living, I would not try to become a scientist or scholar or
teacher. I would rather choose to be a plumber in the hope to
find that modest degree of independence still available under
present circumstances." - Albert Einstein, The Reporter, 18
Not too long after this remark was published, Einstein was
granted an honorary membership into the Plumbers and
Steamfitters Union, A.F.L., in Washington D.C., which made the
genius, in effect, a plumber. The new title pleased Einstein,
although he supposedly wasn’t looking for or expecting praise.
When it comes to solving the great mathematical puzzles of the
universe, Einstein would have been the first to be considered.
Who would have known that he would be the person to call to
straighten out the water pipes, too?
Plumbers are unsung heroes. These tradesmen and women work
at very demanding jobs and have crucial knowledge and
understanding regarding that basic necessity which every
civilization and human being needs to thrive and survive:
water! These plumbers make sure that every single person has
healthy water to drink every single day and clean water for
bathing. They are humanity’s lifesavers!
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