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10 Fun Plumbing Facts We Bet You Never Knew!

Did you know Zeek Plumbing serves customers across Northern NJ?

From toilets to sewer lines, to water heaters and more – when it comes to all things plumbing, we have you covered! Although plumbing is often a serious matter, we thought it would be fun to share some amusing plumbing related facts that might surprise you…

  1. $100,000 was spent on a study to determine what side people refill their toilet paper on. Answer: 3 out of 4 people put the flap in the front.
  2. Toilets flush more times during the Super Bowl halftime show than at any other time of the year.
  3. The Super Mario Brothers, Mario and Luigi, from the infamous video game, are the most famous plumbers!
  4. The flushing toilet received its nickname the “john” because it was invented by John Harrington.
  5. If you have a leaky faucet that drips just once per second, you may be wasting more than 3,000 gallons of water a year.
  6. A low-flush system can actually save more than 17,000 gallons of water a year.
  7. Since 1963, there has been enough copper piping installed in American homes to wrap around the Earth 200 times. This is more than 5.3 million miles worth! If the copper piping was purchased for $1 per foot, the estimated total cost of all that piping would be over $27 billion.
  8. The word, plumbing, comes from the Latin word, plumbum, meaning lead. This is also why the abbreviation for lead on the periodic table is PB.
  9. In 1829, the Tremont Hotel in Boston became the first hotel in the country to incorporate indoor plumbing.
  10. Albert Einstein announced that if he could live his life over again, he would be a plumber!
Zeek Plumbing serves customers across Nothern NJ
Albert Einstein… a plumber?

There are many more interesting facts about the plumbing industry. Should you need plumbing service – or just some more random knowledge and fun facts – call Zeek Plumbing today 866-635-0200.

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I called Zeek Plumbing on a recommendation from my old plumber, who had moved away, after my hot water heater died. They were able to come out and get me set up with a new one in relatively short order. I'm definitely saving their number for any future plumbing issues I may have.
Thomas C.
Zeek is the best! Steve in the office is top notch and a pleasure to deal with. Tim showed up on time and completed the repair with no issues. Highly recommend Zeek Plumbing.
P.J. L.
They came to my house for a routine service call for a few various things that needed to be looked at. I'm very satisfied with the process. They walked me through potential issues they saw, walked me through what they'd do, and gave me advice on how to handle some of the smaller things in the future. I will definitely use them again in the future.
Rob
Yet another great experience with Zeek Plumbing. We've used Zeek to install a new hot water heater and most recently they came out to fix a drainage and diverter issue with our bathtub. They also repaired a sink installation and tightened up a loose toilet. Zeek Plumbing has been our go to plumber for over 5 years.
Dave A.
I called on a Sunday and Steve got right back to me. He sent out a tech on the following Tuesday to reseat two toilets. I was able to wait no emergency and I saved money not having the tech do the job on the weekend. The job was done neatly and everything was immaculate when I got home. These guys are professional and trustworthy!! ZEEK PLUMBING is the way to go!!
Liz C.
Timmy and RJ were excellent. The staff ant Zeek plumbing is fast, courteous, and provide their services at a tremendous value. I would highly recommend them for your plumbing needs.
Tom L.
Zeek did the gas line installation for our new natural gas grill. Everything was done professionally and every team member we engaged with were very friendly. Even when there was a slight mishap during inspection, Zeek responded promptly and handled everything great. We now have a very good looking gas line hookup on the deck and the first steaks and burgers are already done!
Martin H.
Kathy C.
We use then commercially and industrially. They've never let us down. Far better and more caring plumbers than most out there. They've done residential repairs for friends of mine on jobs that others haven't been able to correct. In one shot, they diagnosed and corrected the problems without a callback. Like tattoos, good work ain't cheap and cheap work ain't good. Spend the money on them and get it done right, the first time
Walter W.
Just wanted to give a shout out to Zeek Plumbing! Our hot water heater went Monday afternoon and they were at our house by 8am Tuesday to fix it. Ryan was super easy and nice to work with and made sure that all of my questions were answered and I understood the next steps.The technicians that came to install the water heater were great! They were neat, friendly, quick and efficient. I would highly recommend Zeek Plumbing!
Scerbo F.
We had a leak in our baseboard heat. Called Zeek at 8 am with a non-emergency and the team was at our house by 1 pm. Rich and Oliver were great, knowledgeable, and worked quickly and clean. I knew enough to DIY the fix, but didn't want to risk it and I will say it isn't often that a professional puts in as much care as the homeowner, but they very much did - even taking the time to answer my questions around the specific tools they used. I will absolutely make Zeek my first call for the next plumbing fix.
Jason K
Zeek Plumbing is the best! I called and they said someone would arrive within the hour and someone actually arrived within the hour. We had a dripping pipe in the basement and the issue was resolved quickly and efficiently. I very highly recommend Zeek Plumbing!!
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