Aside from hearty food, Thanksgiving is about being thankful for all the good fortunes that people normally take for granted. As a plumbing service, we encourage homeowners to be grateful for their indoor plumbing.
Disease would be rampant if not for the wonders of indoor plumbing. In the Middle Ages, people simply discarded their human waste out in the open. This invited scores of disease-ridden pests and vermin. This contributed to the Black Plague that wiped away a third of Europe’s population.
In Victorian-era London, residents commonly threw human waste into the Thames River, which was also the city’s drinking water. This resulted in a cholera outbreak in 1854 where more than 500 people succumbed to the disease within the span of a week.
Some parts of the world today, such as rural India, still lack sanitation. An estimated 780 million Indians do not have access to a running toilet. Open defecation is commonplace. India also has an abnormally high rate of polio infection. This disease spreads through contact with human feces.
Other diseases attributed to poor plumbing include dysentery, typhoid fever, and hepatitis A.
The aforementioned diseases are extremely rare in modern developed nations. This is due to the intricate plumbing system that prevents human exposure to fecal matter. People are also living longer today. While this is the result of advances in medicine and dedicated doctors, indoor plumbing also plays a relevant role in human longevity.
Everyday amenities like running water and home heating are all conveniences to give thanks for. Plumbing & Heating Specialist is thankful for its customers, which is why we have special offers for the good residents of Snohomish. Before you pass the dinner rolls, remember to give thanks for your indoor plumbing.
Edited by Justin Vorhees
Serving Customers in Snohomish, King & Pierce Counties, including Lynnwood, Mukilteo, Edmonds, Mill Creek, Bothell, Snohomish, Shoreline, Brier, Mountlake Terrace, Maltby, Lake Forest Park, Everett, Marysville, Lake Stevens & Woodway