April 25 is National Plumber's Day!
If you happen to come across a plumber today, give him or her a hug to
show your appreciation. Plumbers help keep homes, offices, schools, and
hospitals running smoothly so that you have access to the water supply
you need throughout the year.
Maybe you've even learned a few things about plumbing along the way.
If you follow the tips and tricks from your plumber that help keep your
plumbing system in great shape, then you're doing a great thing for
your home and the environment. It may be because of a plumber that you
now know where to find the turnoff valve for your water system to prevent
a damaging flood or you know how to spot that leak in your toilet.
Plumbing is one of the most important background systems within a building's
structure. That hot shower that you enjoy every morning and the cool,
refreshing glass of water from the sink is all possible because of the
advancements in plumbing. You could even be saving every month on your
water bill after implementing some green practices. Maybe you have a plumber
to thank for the information and installation.
In honor of National Plumber's Day, here are some of the impacts of
plumbing worldwide and a couple of fun facts and tips to help you keep
your plumbing in top shape:
- A faucet that drips twice in one minute can waste more than a gallon of
water per week. Fix leaky faucet problems to conserve water and save money!
- On average, people spend about 3 years of their lives on the toilet.
- It's because of comprehensive plumbing practices that we don't
have a major problem with waterborne illness and sanitation in America.
Almost all waterborne illness can be completely eliminated with adequate plumbing.
- Access to clean water is still the number one crisis worldwide. Almost
a million people die from diseases due to unsanitary water every year.
Plumbers Without Borders is a nonprofit agency working in trouble zones
to ensure that rural areas have access to clean water.
- 750 million people globally live in areas that are currently without access
to clean water.
- Albert Einstein was made an honorary plumber in his lifetime after saying
that he would be a plumber if he had to live his life over again.
- Your local green plumber can offer advice on how you can save money and
the environment by replacing old fixtures with energy efficient ones.
- If you're interested in helping a worldwide water organization, consider
making this pact with yourself - Donate the money you save by going green
to the water relief organization of your choice. Plumbing solutions in
needful areas don't cost much, and anything you can send will make
a difference to the families who live there.
Now that you know a little bit more about plumbing, clean water, and how
you can make a difference, get out there and hug a Plumber on April 25
to show your appreciation!
The Eco Plumbers is proud to provide eco-friendly plumbing services in
Columbus, Ohio and the surrounding areas.