It’s National Hug a Plumber Day!
Many plumbers have saved the day (and, more often, night). They can prevent catastrophe by fixing a toilet or unclogging a drain. What would our lives be without these heroes of indoor plumbing? Don’t laugh. It takes great expertise to really know what goes on in those mazes of pipes and how to keep them all running like clockwork.
Let’s make this an opportunity to show them how much we value their work.
National Hug a Plumber Day timeline
Russia still waiting
More than one-fifth of Russian households do not have access to indoor plumbing. Overall, Russia has the developed world's worst sanitation record.
Copper pipes replaced lead pipes
This came in response to greater awareness of lead poisoning.
Waste disposal systems appeared
The growth of densely populated cities prompted the need for better waste disposal. Underground water and sewage systems eliminated open sewage ditches and cesspools.
- 2700 B C
The original pipes
Standard earthen plumbing pipes, with broad asphalt flanges for preventing leaks, existed in the urban settlements of present day Pakistan and northwest India.
National Hug a Plumber Day Activities
Hug a plumber
Nothing says thank you like a friendly hug! Let your plumber know he is appreciated.
Send a gift
How about a colorful plunger ornament for that Christmas tree?
Take a picture, post, and recommend
Show gratitude by helping your plumber find new customers.
5 Quotes To Amuse Your Plumber
Dhani Harrison (George Harrison's son)
"Playing music has always felt very natural. You know, you do try to do other things, and you do learn lessons that way, but eventually, well, if your dad is a plumber, you become a plumber. It's the family business, and I felt like I was taking over the family business."
"Not only is there no God, but try getting a plumber on weekends."
"If you're a plumber, you plumb. I'm an actor. I act."
Ricky Jay (magician)
"One of the best sleight-of-hand guys I know is a plumber."
Richard Flanagan (Booker-prize winning author)
"My mother hoped I'd be a plumber."
Why We Love National Hug a Plumber Day
We can't do without them
There are some plumbing problems that can't wait and we cannot fix! We need a plumber to bail us out.
They handle dirty and hazardous jobs for us
Plumbers are professionals — sometimes handling sewage that can make us sick.
They can help you save money over time
An expert plumber can prevent disaster — and even save your house.