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Crazy Plumbing Facts & Covid-19

How is everyone holding up? We know things are tough under these current conditions. We hope everyone is staying safe and following the protocol for taming down the Covid-19 virus. Our plumbing company is in full service, and we have taken every precaution to meet the needs of our customers. Our Emergency Services are in full swing 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Aside from plumbing, our staff of plumbers will even pick up donations for the Community Mission Of Hope food bank. We’re staying upbeat and positive in these challenging times.

The virus started taking on a life of its own around March 15, 2020, in the U.S. While it has not yet peaked, the John Hopkins University of Medicine website has posted the first 20,000 recoveries, and they will do so daily–––that’s a positive to focus on.

On A Lighter Side Here Are Some Fun PLumbing Facts

Some crazy plumbing facts about your plumbing to pass the time, so here they are.

Fix A Leak And Save 2160 Gallons Of Water A Year

Do you have a faucet that leaks and you think it’s no big deal? Think again.  A dripping faucet can fill a glass of water in 15 minutes. Additionally, it can account for 180 gallons of water waste per month. That’s 2160 gallons per year.

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An Average Home Wastes 9,000 Gallons Of Water Per Year

The average home in the U.S. wastes more than 9000 gallons of water per year due to waiting for water to heat up. That accounts for 15% of your yearly heating costs, not to mention the water waste. Many new products on the market remedy this problem.

Install A Low Flow Toilet

Flushing your toilet is the number one use of water in your home, accounting for 38%. You can resolve this by using your neighbor’s bathroom–––No, don’t do that. Go outside? Don’t do that either. Hold it till you get to the gym. That’s not a good idea either. Install a low flow toilet in your bathrooms–––that’s a great idea!

You’re On The Toilet 92 Days In A Lifetime

Based on a survey of 2500 people, did you know that the average person spends an average of 1 hour and 42 minutes a week going to the bathroom? That equates to 92 days or 2208 hours over a lifetime, and I can assure you it was time well spent.

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What Would You Name Your Bathroom?

Throughout the beginning of time, the bathroom has been called many things; for example, Egyptians reportedly called it the “house of horror” and “necessarium” by the Romans. House of privacy or “privy” in Tudor England, while the French called it “la chamber sent,” which means smelly house. I prefer to call it RESTROOM because it’s a place of rest and relaxation.

Set Your Thermostat Properly

Plumbing facts about your safety and the safety of your family. Make sure you set your water heater thermostat to 125° Fahrenheit. At 140° Fahrenheit, it will take only seconds to burn your skin, and 160° Fahrenheit will burn your skin in half a second.

Albert Einstein Is In The Plumbers Union

Did you know that Albert Einstein is an honorary member of the Steamfitters Union in Washington, DC because he reportedly said if he had to do it all over again, he’d become a plumber? They also gave him a set of gold-plated plumbers tools.

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Need help with your plumbing? At Big B’s Plumbing, we have you covered. Call today and get the value and service you deserve!


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