Plumbing Fun Facts!
Plumbing is serious business, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have a little fun. Here are some plumbing fun facts and statistics that will boggle your mind!
Did you know?
The two most famous plumbers in the world are the fictional brothers Mario and Luigi, stars of hundreds of Nintendo video games.
Before toilet paper, some of the items used include a mussel shell, leaves, a stick with a sponge on the end, hand, and corncobs.
Genius Albert Einstein is quoted in 1954 having said that if he could go back and do his life over again, he would be a plumber rather than a scientist or a teacher. Because of this, Einstein became an honorary member of the Plumbers and Steamfitters Union.
Since 1963, over 25 billion feet of copper plumbing has been laid in the United States. This is enough to circle the earth 200 times.
Copper is the main material used for plumbing systems today and was also the metal used by Ancient Egyptians for their piping back in 2500 B.C.
Money Saving Facts
Installing a low flush toilet can save up to 18,000 gallons each year!
Stop those drips! If a leaky faucet can fill an 8 ounce glass in 15 minutes, which equates to 2,160 gallons per year. That is a lot of lost water and money.
The average home wastes 9,000 gallons per year just waiting for water to heat up. That accounts for 15% of annual water heating costs.
One in four Americans with kids go to the bathroom to escape their duties and relax.
Almost 33% of Americans sing in the shower.
89% of women leave the toilet seat down, while only 70% of men in America leave it down.
32% of men claimed to have made love in a bathroom, which is double the number of women making the same statement.
85% of Americans who lost something down the toilet decided to retrieve the item themselves using their hands, a toilet scrubber, removing the drain, or some other homemade device.
Hopefully you don’t lose a ring wallet, or cell phone down the drain, but if it happens, don’t be one of the people who stick a hand down. Rooter Experts has emergency plumbing to retrieve the item, perform drain cleaning, or fix a leak. Just call 888-488-4808 .