NATIONAL HUG A PLUMBER DAY
National Hug A Plumber Day on April 25th recognizes those who come to our rescue when pipes leak or drains are clogged.
Plumbers have kept the water flowing since ancient Rome. Whether it is a minor leak to a major clog, a plumber will have the right tool for the job. They also help us install the right pipes and plumbing types when building a house or new business. They’re the water specialists – designing plumbing systems that work when we need it. Thanks to plumbers, we have hot water on demand. Showers come with a variety of options and kitchens provide the ultimate convenience.
If you consider the contribution of plumbing to human life, the other sciences fade into insignificance. ~ James P. Gorman
Consider how plumbers improve our lives and health in the modern world. Their contributions could be inventions the human race would have a difficult time living without. Given a choice between using only a flush toilet or a smartphone for the rest of your life, which would you choose?
Progress is electricity, school consolidation, church remodeling, second farm tractors,
second farm cars, hay balers, corn-pickers, grain combines, field choppers and indoor plumbing. ~ Ollie from the film Hoosiers
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalHugAPlumberDay
- Count all the ways you appreciate plumbers.
- Celebrate by thanking a plumber you know.
- Send them a card or a shoutout online. They will appreciate the recognition, too.
- And when you do, be sure to use #NationalHugAPlumberDay on Social Media.
NATIONAL HUG A PLUMBER DAY HISTORY
The holiday has been observed since at least 2009. However, we have not been able to identify the founder of the day.
Q. How do I become a plumber?
A. Plumbers acquire their training through either an apprenticeship or a training course. They also obtain a license.
Q. Who invented the toilet?
A. The first patent for a flush toilet was issued to Scottish inventor Alexander Cumming in 1775.