When thinking about holidays in March, more people will be thinking of decking out in green for St. Patty’s Day than celebrating their pipes on World Plumbing Day. While we find St. Patrick’s Day to be a fun time for celebration, our team at FitzGerald and Sons Plumbing Company cannot help but get excited about World Plumbing Day on March 11th. World Plumbing Day was established in 2009 by the World Plumbing Council to celebrate the important contributions plumbing makes to public health and the advancements in the industry. Obviously, we are passionate about plumbing, but there are so many reasons for everyone to be:
Save Money Through Proper Plumbing–The EPA estimated that 10% of all homes in the US have leaks which waste at least 90 gallons of water per day, which adds up to over $100 annually. Even if your leak is just a dripping faucet, you are wasting considerable water and letting your money go down the drain. If you think you have a leak based upon an increased water bill, our team of experts can help you with leak detection.
Preserve Health Through Clean Water—Proper plumbing can ensure that you have clean water for drinking, cooking, bathing, and washing. Whether your home needs a whole house filtration system, a water softener, or just a filter for your drinking water, FitzGerald and Sons Plumbing Company has the ideal system to meet your needs. It is estimated that 361,000 children (Under 5 years old) worldwide die annually based upon contaminated water. Water cleanliness can be easily addressed with proper plumbing measures.
Conserve Water by Avoiding Wastefulness—In the US alone, the EPA estimates that we waste almost 900 billion gallons of water annually due to household leaks. For perspective, consider that the average American only uses 88 gallons of water daily. If you have a leak, addressing the problem quickly is good for your wallet and the environment. Being mindful of leaks is just one easy way to conserve water.
How You Can Celebrate World Plumbing Day:
Although many plumbing companies across the country may throw parties or celebrate through seminars, we are not expecting you to hang up streamers and balloons in your bathroom or anything. The best celebration of plumbing is to find ways that you can conserve and make your small difference. If we all make small changes to prioritize conservation, those small changes can truly become meaningful working together. Consider the following easy ways that you can celebrate your pipes through conservation:
Take a Quicker Shower—The average American takes about 8 minutes in the shower and uses 20 gallons of water. If you even cut your shower down by 3 minutes, you will significantly impact your water usage. Your wallet and the environment will thank you.
Keep a Bucket in Your Shower—If you have a bucket in your shower collecting water, the water that would have been otherwise wasted could be used for watering plants in your garden later. You can easily save a gallon of water with each shower.
Check Your Toilet for Leaks—An undetected leak in your toilet could be wasting over 100 gallons of water daily. Listen out for a dripping or hissing sound and look out for water gathering at the base of your toilet. These signs easily point to a leak.
Buy Energy Efficient Appliances and Plumbing Fixtures—Through the current technological advancements, you can purchase energy rated dishwashers and washing machines which utilize minimal energy and water to cut down on waste. Also, there are many toilets and fixtures which come with water-saving features to prevent waste. If you need an appliance or fixture, explore your options that are energy rated. You can save money annually and conserve our world’s resources.
Happy World Plumbing Day! May your pipes flow with the clean water you need without any waste! Call FitzGerald and Sons Plumbing Company with any plumbing need for a quick response and a quality job!