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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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Magaly L.
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Kathleen P.
I had a leak from my upstairs bathroom which was coming from an old 3” copper drain pipe connected to the toilet. Tim from Zeek Plumbing replaced the 3’ section of drain pipe with plastic and braced the new pipe to make sure it remained sloped in the right direction. Tim also reinforced the flooring under the toilet which had weakened over the years, and now the support is very strong. Tim was very professional and most importantly wanted to make sure the job was done right!
Joe L.
Purchased a new natural gas grill and needed it to be hooked up to the gas line. Called Zeek in the morning and they came and hooked it up the same day! They were extremely professional. I would highly recommend Zeek Plumbing and will definitely use them in the future should the need arise.
Lori L.
Had Zeek check out my sump pump. Guys showed up early and were very nice. Very knowledgeable and not pushy about offering services. Would definitely recommend them to others.
Tom C
I woke up to a pretty big leak in my basement. I called Zeek Plumbing around 8am and they were at my house within 2 hours. Tim did and excellent job and also took the time to explain to me what happened and how to prevent this from occurring again. Very professional company.
Mike D.
Had no heat, they had a crew out within a few hours. Explained everything, issue fixed promptly. Nice & friendly guys and not overly priced. Would definitely recommend and use again if need arises.
Nadine C.
We used Zeek a few weeks ago for a clogged pipe. At that time we noticed a leak in our septic pipe in the basement. So we asked them to give us a price to replace the pipe. The price sound reasonable so we set it up for them to come back.Tim, Rj and Rich where here 8:00am sharp and went right to work. We where only without toilets for a few hours. They did a amazing job and where finished by 3 pm.All 3 guys are extremely professional and and very friendly. They work well together and all enjoy what they are doMy wife and I would highly recommend them.
Scott Campbell S.
We had a septic pipe clog. My wife called and talked to Steve. He was very friendly and got back to us within a few minutes with a time they would be here. It didn’t take them long and where right on time. The two guys where professional and got right to the problem. We need a few other things done so we will be calling them again. I highly recommended Zeek plumbing!!
Scott C.
Great job done and great customer service!
Daniel D.
Very professional, the plumber did a great job the back office was friendly
Dennis B.

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