Most people take plumbing for granted, that is until a plumbing disaster strikes their house and the chaos of blocked drains or clogged pipes ensues. But a local company, Benjamin Franklin, The Punctual Plumber is reminding the public to take a moment to appreciate and salute America’s Plumbers on April 25th – National Plumber’s Day.
It is no surprise that water conservation is closely related to plumbing. In fact, millions of gallons of water are lost each day due to improperly installed fixtures, drips and leaks in pipes.
Consider that if a drip from your faucet fills an eight ounce glass in 15 minutes, it will waste 180 gallons per month and 2,160 gallons per year! And in a typical home, more than 9,000 gallons of water are wasted while running the faucet waiting for hot water.
It is important to know your options and to pick fixtures that are designed to save water. For example, simply adding an aerator to your faucet can make the water use a lot more efficient. A low flush toilet can save you up to 18,000 gallons of water per year, and specially designed shower heads maximize the water pressure while minimizing water waste.
So talk to your plumbers about what fixtures can make your home more water efficient, and remember that proper installation is key. Without professionally guaranteed install, even the best intentions can result in additional water waste. Be sure to fix even the smallest drips quickly to prevent water loss and further damage.
And on National Plumber’s Day, thank a plumber! Without them, our world would look a lot different.
For a fun trivia item, can you think of who are the most famous plumbers ever? Mario and Luigi of course! They have been in over 200 games since Mario Brothers was created in 1985.
From time to time, Water – Use It Wisely features guest bloggers who write about topics related to water and water conservation. Linda Stanfield is the owner of Benjamin Franklin, The Punctual Plumber — the fastest growing franchise plumbing company in the nation. She has been offering plumbing services across the Valley for 28 years. The Better Business Bureau awarded Stanfield’s Benjamin Franklin Plumbing office with its Ethics Award twice — the first plumber in the state to win this prestigious award more than once. The company is also among the 2013 finalists. Linda and her family reside in Gilbert, Ariz. Stanfield is married and has two adult children.
For more information about Benjamin Franklin, The Punctual Plumber please visit: www.benfranklinplumbingaz.com or call 480-812-1855.