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Understanding the Future of Your Plumbing System

Barely a day goes by without a news story online or on TV about how robots or even AI, artificial intelligence, will be taking over everyone’s jobs in the future. Everyone from truck drivers to wait staff are all in danger. But what about plumbing? Not to worry! The following information will show you that it’s unrealistic to think plumbing will fall to the same automated fate.

Dealing with Plumbing Issues in Hard to Reach Areas

slab leaksSlab leaks are a tricky problem that can face any homeowner with a house built on a foundation. Now, it’s true that some new houses are being built with “smart” foundations, but any existing homes don’t have that luxury, which means that if a slab leak happens in your home, you’re going to need to contact a local plumber.

Slab leaks happen when the pipes laid in the concrete foundation of a building, leak. If left long enough, these leaks can eventually damage the foundation, which can be a costly repair.

Plumbers can locate the leak in the slab, using very specific equipment, and then repair it by either using a jackhammer to reach the pipe or using tools to laterally reach the leak. Either way, until every house is built with a smart foundation, plumbers will still be needed for slab leaks.

Bathroom Plumbing May Get Upgraded

Of course, there are definitely certain aspects of plumbing that can be automated, and it’s okay to upgrade your house in this manner! Smart showers and smart toilets are two such ways of automation in bathroom plumbing, and perhaps you’ve already seen these in person. It’s not uncommon to visit a public restroom only to find a toilet that flushes on its own.

bathroom plumbing

This saves you from flushing the toilet yourself, preventing the spread of disease and illness. Automation like this can be great! It’s time-saving and can be better for the environment and everyone's health and safety. And when those smart toilets break down, a plumber will still have to come and repair them. Automation and plumbers can work together to move into the future.

Tradesmen Are More Important Than Ever!

tradesmenHaving a trade job, such as being a plumber, is a position that requires a lot of hand-eye coordination and technical know-how. It’s why it can take a lot of training to become an excellent plumber.

Though in the future it’s possible that robots and AI will be able to take over some aspects of the plumbing industry, as long as there are issues or emergencies that require human ingenuity, then human plumbers will be here to stay.

Not to mention as technology continues to progress, there will be a need for people to run and manage the automated and AI plumbing systems too, which is another way plumbers can adapt to this ever-changing world.

Contact Ira Hansen and Sons Plumbing Today!

Ira Hansen and Sons Plumbing has been the #1 local family owned and operated plumbers for over 30 years. They serve the Reno, NV area and offer honest, upfront service. Their competitive pricing results in instant savings for you.