A Little About Us:
Established by Robert Prescott in 1920 as R. Prescott Plumbing and Heating doing business in plumbing and hot water and steam boilers. The business was located at 511 Douglas Street in downtown Sioux City until the Great Depression and WWII when he moved the business to his home on E 2nd Street. After WWII his sons Bob & Bill joined him in the business. In 1953 they built the building at its current location, 522 S Rustin Street. In 1961 the business was incorporated and became known as R. Prescott & Sons Plumbing and Heating. In 1972 Bill Jr. joined the business. Air conditioning and ducted air services were added in 1983.
Our business was built on our integrity and taking care of our customers.
Interesting Facts you would never know:
1) Albert Einstein was made an honorary member of the Plumbers and Steamfitters Union after he had announced that he would be a plumber if he had to live his life all over again.
2) In the technology capitol of the world, Japan, some urinals have voice activated flushing mechanisms. The urinals respond to several commands, including “fire”.
3) Over 100,000 US dollars were spent on a study to determine whether most people put their toilet paper on the holder with the flap in front or behind. The answer: three out of four people have the flap in the front.
4) 90% of pharmaceuticals taken by people are excreted through urination. Therefore our sewer systems contain heavy dose of drugs. A recent study by the EPA has found fish containing trace amounts of estrogen, cholesterol-lowering drugs, pain relievers, antibiotics, caffeine and even anti-depressants.
5) President Richard Nixon had set up a White House Special Investigations Unit to plug intelligence leaks in the governmental processes associated with the Vietnam War. The members of this convert group were popularly called “plumbers.”
6) The toilet is flushed more times during the super bowl halftime than at any time during the year. We imagine the 8 million pounds of popcorn, 28 million pounds of potato chips, and 1 billion chicken wings really get to you at halftime.
7) Who are the most famous plumbers ever? Mario and Luigi of course! They have been in over 200 games since Mario bros was created in 1985.
King George II of Great Britain died falling off a toilet on the 25th of October 1760.
8) The “bathroom” has been named many different things in many different places. Here are a few of my favorite ones! The Egyptians named it the House of Horror, the Romans named it the Necessarium for obvious reasons. The Tudors who ruled England for a period of time called the bathroom the privy or house of privacy. People of France call it “La Chambre Sent” meaning the smelly house, self-explanatory of course. Israelis call the bathroom the house of honor, this one confuses us the most.
9) The average person spends three whole years of their life sitting on the toilet. We hope you brought a good book.