It’s easy to take your plumbing for granted. After all, most of the time it works seamlessly, providing you with fresh water from the tap, and then inconspicuously draining waste water away. But if you’ve ever had frozen pipes, a sewer system backup, or broken water line, you know just how important plumbers are.
You might be wondering how you can show your appreciation for the plumbers who have helped you over the years. Well, on April 25th, you can celebrate a little-known holiday called Hug a Plumber Day! Get out there and give all the plumbers you know a great big hug! Or call your local Mr. Rooter® and offer your appreciation over the phone.
Here are five reasons why plumbers deserve to be hugged!
Plumbers Ensure You Have Access to Clean Water
It all begins when a house is built. Plumbers install pipes to deliver water directly to faucets, shower heads, dishwashers, washing machines, and ice makers. Consider that without this innovation, you’d be left to collect water from a well or nearby stream and purify it by boiling it before you could cook or clean. All modern homes have indoor plumbing, and we have plumbers to thank for that!
Plumbers Keep Your Drains Clear
Clogged drains are the most common reason people call a plumber. After all, you can’t live long with a stopped up sink or a clogged toilet. When you can’t remedy these problems yourself, you look to plumbers for help. They have a wide variety of professional tools and a wealth of knowledge at their disposal, which they put to good use unclogging any backed up drains in your house. Once your clogged drain starts flowing again, all you’ll want to do is hug the plumber who helped solve your problem!
Plumbers Help You Conserve Water
Leaking pipes and faucets are another big reason to call a plumber. These annoying, sometimes hidden leaks drive up your water consumption. It’s easy to spot a dripping faucet, but when pipes leak behind the walls, they could be wasting water or causing structural damage without your knowledge. Your fixtures might also be using more water than necessary. With a plumber’s help, you can install low-flow faucets, shower heads, and toilets to maximize your water conservation efforts.
Plumbers Prevent Water Damage
Dramatic plumbing disasters like a backed up sewer system or burst pipe may not be all that common, but homeowners who benefit from the timely action and ingenuity of experienced plumbers certainly don’t take them for granted! The decision to call a plumber when you have a serious issue could save you thousands of dollars by preventing substantial water damage.
Plumbers Limit Landscape Damage
A broken water line could wreak havoc on your landscaping if you ignore it. You need a plumber’s help to assess the problem, figure out what approach to take, and implement the right fix. Modern trenchless repair techniques limit the need to dig up your yard, so a water or sewer line replacement doesn’t do more damage to your property than necessary.
Take the time to recognize resourceful, capable plumbers everywhere on Hug a Plumber Day – because you never know when you might spring a leak.