Uniform Plumbing Code, Developed With Ansi Standards, Protects The Safety Of Plumbing Systems-www.yinwowo.com

Home-and-Family If you have ever owned a .mercial property or built or remodeled a home, you know that plumbing systems are regulated by municipal and local codes requiring specific plumbing practices. However, these codes are actually derived from a much broader effort to unify plumbing practices that had its genesis in Los Angeles in 1926 with the development of what is now known as the Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC). To ensure the very highest standards are being met on their systems, home owners and .mercial property contractors would be well advised to make sure plumbing contractors are members of these groups and professional associations that adhere to stringent UPC requirements that govern the inspection and installation of plumbing systems, even though local codes very by jurisdiction. The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors National Association, the United Association and the World Plumbing Council, the Mechanical Contractors Association of America and the American Society of Sanity Engineers are among associations that have pledged to uphold the UPC standards. The UPC is a model code developed and regularly updated by the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO). The process all began in the mid-1920s when a group of Los Angeles plumbing inspectors sought to unify plumbing practices because it was known that disease was being spread through improper sanitation, and plumbing and water distribution system standards varied widely in the area. The city of Los Angeles adopted the first set of standards in 1928. In 1945, the Western Plumbing Officials Association (which became the IAPMO in 1966) published to first edition of the UPC, and since that time is adoption as the standard for plumbing practices has spread throughout the country and even internationally. Most recently, the UPC was issued in 2009 and was developed using the American National Standards Institute’s (ANSI) consensus development procedures, a process used throughout the country to set high standards for a variety of systems, processes, personnel, services and products. ANSI standards regulate everything from plumbing and electrical work, to architectural purposes, mechanical systems, safety, protective eyewear and clothing, mining, water storage systems, bridges and even the standardization of paper sizes used for "legal" and "letter". The UPC details plumbing procedures and standards for fixtures and fittings, water heaters, sanitary drainage, water supply and distribution, storm drainage, systems for health care facilities and medical gas distribution, and much more. Professional association members who are licensed plumbers must adhere to UPC standards, and these standards meet and exceed the code in any jurisdiction. Plumbing codes are not enforced in every American jurisdiction and even in coded jurisdictions it can be over looked by homeowners, remodeling contractors and handymen who may not be up to speed on the ANSI mandates. Experts advise that improper plumbing installation can lead to a system breakdown, and even jeopardize the safety and health of the people living and working within a structure. Copyright (c) 2011 Gerry Stringer About the Author: 相关的主题文章: