Three Reasons to Hug a Plumber

By on May 8, 2018

Indoor plumbing, which is said to have been invented way back in 2500 B.C., is not just a convenience. It is a necessity, a crucial factor for health and sanitation in any home or business. But let’s be honest. Most of us don’t think give a second thought to the details about how a home plumbing system works. We just take it for granted, using it without a care in the world– until disaster strikes.

Then, in an instant, plumbing, water heaters and toilet repairs shoot to the top of the priority list because that clogged toilet needs immediate attention–and you don’t have a clue about what to do. So what next? You call a plumbing service…and hope they can get to you right away. There’s nothing like that feeling when the plumber arrives at your door!

Although you might not have thought of it in this way before, plumbing professionals don’t only solve emergencies. They provide the type of service that has a long-range impact. Here are three examples, just a few reasons to hug a plumber.

Plumbers Save People Money
Plumbers have many ways to help you save lots of money and use less energy. Some techniques include some that seem the most basic and simple, such as fixing a leaky faucet. That annoying little drip you hear can waste more than a gallon of water in just one week if not fixed. Seemingly minor leaks, when fixed, have been shown to save up to 10% on water bills for homeowners.

Plumbers Take Care of the Environment
According to one study, leaks can add up to a substantial amount of water–90 gallons or more per day–and 10% of all homes are actually in this category. Similarly, 18,000 gallons of water could be saved by installing a low flush toilet. Both of these examples lead to water conservation–a cause that impacts all of us here on planet Earth. And there are many more!

Plumbers Keep Homes and Businesses Healthy and Safe
From clogged sinks, drain cleaning, to toilet repairs and sump pump installations, plumbers are on the alert for contaminants. Liquids, solids and gasses, especially, that might make us sick are exactly what these trained professionals are determined to keep away from us, whether at work or at home.

So, if you’ve ever had a problem with your home plumbing, or the plumbing system at your business, or even a minor water leak, you know all to well that in an instant you need an expert: a plumber. This a very popular and long-standing traditional African proverb comes to mind: “Water is more precious than gold”. No doubt this is true, since water is life. But if you’ve ever needed an expert, you might also say: “A plumber is more precious than gold”. (And by the way, national “Hug Your Plumber Day” is April 25.)

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