History of Plumbing

Posted on: November 6, 2014

While it is surely different from what we have now in St. Petersburg, some of the first plumbing services were actually recorded around the year 4,000 B.C. Our staff at Midway always enjoys learning more about the field, as it lets us stay up to date with the most recent techniques. Not only is it interesting, but it helps us ensure our work will keep your home’s plumbing system safe and problem-free. It turns out knowing about the past explains a lot about the evolution to our current services and repair methods. In addition to benefitting us as professionals, it’s interesting to see how ancient civilization customs influenced the evolution of our water system.

It was when public baths became a social center, attracting groups of people in major societies like the Romans or the Greeks, that real underground sewers and piping systems first appeared. While we now know lead poses a threat to our health, the utilization of this material resulted in considerable improvements in sanitation.  Nowadays, pipes are made of other materials that ensure health safety.

After the piping and aqueduct systems were established by the Roman Empire, very few modifications were made to plumbing. In fact the world had to wait for the large epidemics of the 1800s, as well as health authorities pressuring to see some advancement in plumbing services. With time, a completely separate, underground water and sewage system allowed for the removal of open sewage areas, offering better sanitary conditions.

Plumbing services have come a long way since the Roman age. The current use of safe materials and complex piping systems simplify the use of toilets, showers, sinks, drinking fountains, ice makers, and more water facilities.

At Midway, we take advantage of the improvements in drainage systems made over the centuries to provide all residents of St. Pete with reliable work that allows you to be worry-free. Our staff ensures all of our work will only use high-quality products and materials to protect every home’s plumbing system, as well as people’s health.

If you need any plumbing services for your St. Pete home, call the Midway technicians. We will schedule an appointment with the shortest wait time possible to get rid of any of your frustrations.


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