Jack Huhn Plumbing Named a Green Screened Contractor
Jack Huhn Plumbing has received the distinction thanks to their commitment to the environment and helping homeowners live “greener” lives.
Jack Huhn Plumbing recently was granted the prestigious Green Screened contractor mark. The Green Screened mark is bestowed upon contractors who embrace the challenge of protecting the environment by:
- Educating people about the environmental and savings benefits of having a “green” plumbing system;
- Offering homeowners products and services that can improve the energy and water efficiency, as well as the water cleanliness, of their home; and
- Taking an active role in preserving the environment through recycling, reusing, and conserving products and supplies both in the office and field.
“I’m honored that each of our technicians can now wear the Green Screened patch on their uniform. It signifies that we understand our responsibility to the environment and to our community,” Ted Huhn, president of Jack Huhn Plumbing, said. “There are many smarter choices we can make when it comes to water conservation and responsible consumption. We want everyone in Louisville to have the opportunity to save money and resources by learning more about water sustainability and energy-efficient plumbing.”
The population in North America has more than doubled in the last 50 years, yet the demand for water has tripled. The average person now uses—in one way or another—more than 100 gallons of water a day! As a result, levels of consumable water are far too low. Over the next five years, a recent government survey stated that at least 36 states are anticipating local, regional, or statewide water shortages!
This escalated demand for water is putting a heavy strain on distribution centers, too. Experts fear that these centers will not be able to properly remove all of the natural contaminants and human pollutants before the water is dispensed to the public. So, not only are water supplies diminished, the water that is “supposedly useable” may contain high percentages of toxins. Do you want your kids bathing in that?
All this information points to one obvious fact: Water is more precious than ever. Everyone has a responsibility to start using it more efficiently. That begins by being more conscious of water-consuming habits, modifying homes to make it more efficient, and regularly checking water for impurities.
“It’s one thing for people to recycle bottles, aluminum cans, and newspapers,” Huhn continued. “It all helps, but to make a real difference people need to make improvements to their homes. Plumbing fixtures, toilets, and water heaters that are 10-15 years of age are VERY outdated! Those old plumbing fixtures are wasting water and energy and an incredible pace.”
As a Green Screened contractor, Jack Huhn Plumbing has made the commitment to help people live a more environmentally conscious and responsible life. Consequently, we now offer free Home Conservation Evaluations to all homeowners. Part of the evaluation includes a Water Wasted Audit. After the audit, homeowners will know precisely how many thousands of gallons of water their home potentially is wasting on a yearly basis. Also part of the evaluation is a Healthy Water Check. One of Jones Plumbing’s technicians will use a testing device to determine what types of chemicals or impurities may be hiding in a homeowner’s drinking water.
“It’s a time commitment on our part, but we believe the environment and this community are worth it. If we can show people how they can modify their home to be ‘greener,’ it will be well worth it. Future generations will benefit from it,” Huhn said.
Homeowners can have free Home Conservation Evaluation performed by Jack Huhn Plumbing. Call (502) 514-9444 any time or request an appointment that meets your scheduling needs.