Plumbers have incredible skills. Whether they apply these skills in a shed or a castle, they are still vital and often under-appreciated. Did you know that April 25th is National Hug A Plumber Day? Here we intend to sing the praises of these unsung heroes and the often-dirty job that they do, that others wouldn’t go near!
Plumbers bring us warmth and comfort, the kind that we take for granted every day. They work tirelessly to ensure we all have hot water freely available in our homes, our toilets can flush properly, and our radiators heat up when we want them to. Hug A Plumber Day reminds us to say thanks to those who glove up in unsanitary conditions to ensure our creature comforts can continue.
Where did the idea begin?
Plumbers have been fixing and installing essential services since the beginning of civilisation, the birth of the profession being evident in the impressive engineering feats of the Romans and their advanced plumbing. Initially, it was all about piping waste water away from human communities and into the ocean or rivers. As civilisation progressed, so too did the infrastructure of urban dwellings. Large pipelines were constructed to bring fresh water into the towns and cities and to move sewage away from us and into treatment plants to be cleaned.
The plumbers that we know best are the ones who serve their local community and look after the plumbing needs of our homes. Any home that has experienced the disruption and drama of a leak, flood or burst pipe will understand that emergency plumbers are really one of the emergency services. Have a blocked toilet? You call a plumber. Need a replacement boiler? You call a plumber. Building a property and need all the plumbing connected up correctly? You call a plumber. National Hug A Day should be a more publicised event that gives us the opportunity to say thanks for keeping us comfortable in our modern homes. For Gloucester Boiler Repair, visit http://www.hprservicesltd.com/gloucester-boilers/boiler-repair-gloucester/
How to Celebrate
Thankfully, this is a really easy day to celebrate. If you know a plumber, then make them a cuppa and treat them to a big, heartfelt hug. You might want to warn them first or else they might think you’re about to rugby tackle them! You might want to make sure they’ve removed their gloves and washed their hands first though. If you don’t know any plumbers, then google some local businesses and just give them a quick ring to thank them. Alternatively, use the hashtag #Nationalhugaplumberday on social media to proclaim your appreciation. Whenever you take a bath or shower, flush the toilet or use the tap to fill up the kettle – there’s a plumber out there who made this all possible.