Local Company Pays Homage to an Industry Pioneer

Roto-Rooter Plumbing and Drain Service Celebrates Thomas Crapper Day

Media Contact:

Kelly Gadd



January 25, 2011—Cincinnati, OH— This year marks the 101st anniversary of the death of a very important historical figure. Although, his specific contributions have been debated, his impact on our daily lives is undisputed. Thomas Crapper was a master plumber and industry innovator, without whom modern plumbing would not be the same.

Records indicate Crapper holds nine patents, four for improvements to drains, three for water closets, one for manhole covers and the last for pipe joints.  He operated two plumbing shops in his lifetime, and several of London’s current plumbing companies trace their trade roots to him.  Crapper also served as the royal sanitary engineer for many members of England’s royalty.

As long as there is an international day to celebrate his accomplishments, the people at Roto-Rooter Plumbing and Drain Service are going to pay deserved respect. This January 27th, Roto-Rooter is going to celebrate Thomas Crapper Day by releasing a list of 101 Ways to Say Crapper.

Those who would like to join us in observance of Thomas Crapper Day are welcomed and encouraged to submit as many synonyms for the word toilet as they can come up with by posting them on the Roto-Rooter Facebook wall. No potty mouth’s, please (pun intended).

For more information, go to www.RotoRooter.com and click on the Roto-Rooter official Facebook page link. From there, let your imagination flow and post your ideas. Check back Thursday to view the full list.

About Roto-Rooter

Roto-Rooter Plumbing and Drain Service Company was established in 1935 and is the largest provider of plumbing and drain cleaning services in North America. Roto-Rooter operates businesses in 116 company-owned territories and more than 500 independent franchise territories serving approximately 90 percent of the U.S. population and 44 percent of the Canadian population. For more information about Roto-Rooter visit: http://www.RotoRooter.com or at Facebook.com/RotoRooter.


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