Every year on March 11, the international plumbing community comes together to celebrate World Plumbing Day. The day aims to spread awareness of the importance of plumbing and plumbers in protecting public health and improving access to clean water and sanitation facilities.
This month marks my seven-year anniversary with BNP Media, and seven years writing about the trades. When I first started, I knew next to nothing about HVAC and plumbing, not to mention I didn’t have any contacts or friends within the industry.
The smart home market is booming. There are now connected devices in practically every room of the house — smart lights, smart cameras, smart door locks, smart refrigerators, smart HVAC systems, and yes, smart plumbing devices.
Bradley Corp. provides suggestions for restroom cleaning.
October 22, 2020
A recent survey of high school students shows that, when it comes to school restrooms, there’s room for improvement. One-half of students rate their schools’ bathroom facilities as fair or poor – an unwelcome increase of five percentage points since 2019. Only 18% view them as excellent or very good.
Each year on October 15, Global Handwashing Day advocates for how a simple and inexpensive action – handwashing with soap and water – can stop the spread of colds, flus and other infectious diseases. This year, due to the coronavirus, the international day has taken on new-found prominence.
The World Plumbing Council (WPC) has facilitated a partnership between the International Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Foundation (IWSH) and the Rwanda Plumbers Organization (RPO) to support community handwashing and public health awareness activities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
ServiceTitan also recently made 70,000 surgical masks available to plumbers, electricians, HVAC technicians and residential and commercial service professionals who continue to provide essential services to the public during the pandemic.
The ASA Safety Committee is hosting a special COVID-19 webinar that will contain critical information for building owners, contractors, suppliers and other key stakeholders in the supply chain on actions that can be taken to reduce the rate of illness once buildings are in use again.