Hot and cold running water is something most of us take for granted. We turn on the tap and get the water we need or push the button on our dishwasher and washing machine without even thinking about it.
Naturally, when something goes wrong with our plumbing we want to get it fixed quickly. Indeed, in many homes it is imperative that we do get the problem fixed quickly. Most plumbing problems mean that the water to the whole home has to be switched off until the problem has been fixed. In most houses, a leaking pipe under the kitchen sink means no water in the bathroom, no heating, no dishwasher, no shower and no washing machine.