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A+ Top 10 Fun Facts: Plumbing
You have more in common with a Pharaoh than you think! Indoor plumbing has been a part of human society long before 1829 when the first hotel in the United States (the Tremont Hotel) installed indoor plumbing. Archeologists have since then uncovered part of a water plumbing system within the Pyramid of Cheops in Egypt. In fact, evidence of indoor plumbing has been found in Egyptian palaces all the way back to 2500 B.C. In fact, copper piping (the main material used in plumbing today) was also found in Egypt in the piping of ancient palaces and royal buildings. We’ve compiled this and other fun facts below, because we know that an informed customer is a happy customer. So let the pro’s make the grade, while you enjoy our list of top 10 Plumbing Fun Facts:
The first-ever patent for a flushing toilet was issued to Alexander Cummings in 1775.
More than 28 billion feet (about 5.3 million miles) of copper piping has been installed in buildings in the U.S. since 1963. That’s enough copper piping to go around the earth 200 times.
Installing a low-flow toilet flushing system can save up to 18,000 gallons of water a year!
The Plumbers Union in Washington D.C. made Albert Einstein an honorary member, and The New York Plumbers Union gave him a set of gold-plated plumbers’ tools because he once stated that if he had to re-do his life, he would be a plumber.
Installing a low-flow showerhead is an easy way to significantly reduce water consumption. Even a 10 minute shower with a conventional showerhead can use up to 42 gallons of water.
Set your hot water heater to no hotter than 125 degrees F. Why? Because it takes water at a temperature of 140 degrees F just seconds to burn your skin. Water at 160 degrees will scald you in just half a second.
The average person is reported to spend a total of three years over a lifetime on the toilet.
Flushing the toilet consumes about 38 percent of the average U.S. household’s water usage.
The typical American home wastes more than 9,000 gallons of water by leaving the faucet running while waiting for water to heat, this means as much as 15 percent of your annual heating costs are wasted while heating that extra 9,000 gallons.
If a leaky faucet can fill an eight-ounce glass in 15 minutes, it will end up wasting 180 gallons of water a month.( that’s 2,160 gallons a year!)
Those are our A+ Top 10 Plumbing Fun Facts, we hope you enjoyed them. Remember: at A+ Plumbing, Heating, & Cooling it’s quality that makes the grade!