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Ulrich Pulver AG
Heating • Plumber
Kanaltotal | Hächler-Gruppe
Kitchen remodeling • Plumber • Carpenter • Plasterer • Flooring
5430 Wettingen +13
Hugentobler Rain AG
9524 Zuzwil SG +2
Consulting & advisory • Heating • Plumber
Wunder Bau GmbH
Consulting & advisory • Electrician • Heating • Drainage and fire protection • Plumber • Flooring • Air conditioning and ventilation
5072 Oeschgen +1
Housing technology, heating and sanitary installations
The plumber or plumbing technician is among the group of housing technology experts. Plumbing technicians are responsible for the sanitary installations in the building, i.e. for all pipes and installations for drinking water and sewage. For example, plumbers lay pipes, install bathroom and kitchen taps and connect sanitary appliances such as toilets, washing machines and tumble dryers.
A plumbing company takes care of the planning and fitting of sanitary installations. It lays water and natural gas pipes in the shell construction and connects water supplies – also during renovations, such as when repositioning the shower. Plumbing technicians furthermore replace and repair appliances and taps and provide plumbing maintenance, such as water heater descaling. Plumbers are also the right point of contact for all general plumbing work such as pipe sealing.
Many plumbing companies are housing technology companies that not only offer sanitary installations, but also work in the related areas of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and, depending on their focus, other areas of housing technology. We therefore generally talk about “plumbing and heating”, while the term “plumbing company” is too concise.
Plumbing technicians work hand-in-hand with electricians, heating engineers and other housing technology experts. Generally speaking, heating and plumbing companies offer services including the following:
Heating installation incl. heat pump
Installation of air conditioning
Installation of natural gas pipes
Installation and repair of appliances (e.g. tumble dryers and washing machines)
Bathtub and shower installation
Washbasin, siphon, tap and bathroom ventilator installation
Installation of water heaters
Installation of water softeners
Installation of water pipes and supply connections
Cleaning of plumbing
Plumbing maintenance (repair, maintenance and service)
Many plumbing/heating companies also take on the construction management for conversion projects such as bathroom refurbishment.
With a few DIY skills, a blocked siphon or mixer tap can be replaced without the assistance of a plumber. And if your toilet is blocked, you can try to remove the obstruction using a plunger. Caution should always be exercised with plumbing whenever electricity is also involved or if the problem concerns pipes and drinking water. For one thing, drinking water needs to remain completely flawless from a hygienic perspective, and secondly, water damage entails high costs. In case of doubt, repairs should always be entrusted to a housing technology company. And plumbing installation, such as of pipes and water supplies, is also something only a plumber should carry out.
Finding a local plumber is normally child’s play. A plumbing business – in most cases plumbing and heating combined – can be found in practically every locality. Local plumbing companies have the advantage of short journeys. A detailed offer provides information about the expected costs of sanitary and other domestic installations. While the replacement of a simple washbasin starts at around CHF 300, the installation of a heat pump costs tens of thousands of francs. It pays off especially for larger housing technology and plumbing projects to obtain offers from multiple companies.