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Protecting More than Your Porcelain: How Plumbers Protect Your Health

Professional plumbers are dedicated to protecting your home, health and family

People appreciate plumbers when there is a sudden emergency involving sinks, toilets, drains or pipes. However, what many people fail to take into consideration is that the work that plumbers do has a significant impact on your health. Throughout the ages, many individuals have developed serious illnesses or died due to poor sanitation.When clean water is not part of a nation’s core values, the entire population can suffer. In the United States, a variety of codes and professional standards are implemented and upheld by professional personnel. These codes protect against the following:

  • Waterborne disease
  • Lead poisoning
  • Drowning
  • Lacerations
  • Scalding
  • Asphyxiation and toxic gas exposure
  • Slips and falls
  • Electrocution
  • Explosion
  • Product failure
  • Building damage caused by flooding

In more serious situations, individuals can succumb to illness or death due to typhoid fever, cholera and dysentery. Bacteria and disease exists in unfiltered waters throughout the country. Because water is something many individuals consume every day, use to clean, protects germs with proper handwashing and flows throughout the home, if the water is not properly sanitary, individuals’ health can be negatively impacted. And, with the Covid-19 pandemic, we know how critical handwashing can be.

Noting the important contribution that plumbers provide to protecting the health of the nation, the British Medical Journal credited sanitation as the most important medical milestone in more than 150 years, surpassing antibiotics and anesthesia. Taking preventative measures regarding healthcare and protecting against known hazards is often much more effective in improving the health of a nation.

To best see the effect that professional plumbers have on protecting the health of a nation, it is necessary to look at a country that does not have such standards in place or that lacks the resources necessary to provide clean and sanitary water to its people. For example, in India, approximately 7.5 percent of deaths are directly related to water and sanitation cases worldwide. Throughout the world, approximately 88 percent of diarrhea cases are attributed to unsafe water, inadequate sanitation and inadequate hygiene. Inadequate plumbing was also found to be the fault of the loss of hundreds of deaths in Asia during the SARS virus outbreak. Water contamination continues to be a leading cause of death in the third world.

Despite the greater amount of resources in the United States, the country has not been without its own fair share of water and sanitation-related health crises. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 57 waterborne disease outbreaks between the years 1981 to 1998 that were attributed to plumbing cross-connections.

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For more than 60 years, Clearwater plumbing has been Tampa Bay’s best plumbing company, providing residential and commercial plumbing service. Contact us by phone at 727-446-8355 or contact us online.