National Hug a Plumber Day – April 25, 2019

Thu Apr 25

Many plumbers have saved the day! 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.

National Hug A Plumber Day on April 25 is an opportunity to show them how much we value their work.

National Hug a Plumber Day - History

2019

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.

1940

Copper pipes replaced lead pipes

This came in response to greater awareness of lead poisoning.

1800

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

  1. Hug a plumber

    Nothing says thank you like a friendly hug! Let your plumber know he is appreciated.

  2. Send a gift

    How about a colorful plunger ornament for that Christmas tree?

  3. Take a picture, post, and recommend

    Show gratitude by helping your plumber find new customers.

5 Quotes To Amuse Your Plumber

  1. 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."

  2. Woody Allen

    "Not only is there no God, but try getting a plumber on weekends."

  3. Adam West

    "If you're a plumber, you plumb. I'm an actor. I act."

  4. Ricky Jay (Magician)

    "One of the best sleight-of-hand guys I know is a plumber."

  5. Richard Flanagan (Booker-prize winning Author)

    "My mother hoped I'd be a plumber."

Why We Love National Hug a Plumber Day

  1. 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.

  2. They handle dirty and hazardous jobs for us

    Plumbers are professionals — sometimes handling sewage that can make us sick.

  3. They can help you save money over time

    An expert plumber can prevent disaster — and even save your house.