High Mark Plumbing has your water heaters in Langley. Hot water is one of those pleasurable things enjoyed by almost any culture. It is even celebrated in fantasy tales, such as Tolkien’s Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. Bilbo Baggins’ party sang the Bath Song to show their enjoyment. A favorite verse goes:
“O! Water cold we may pour at need
down a thirsty throat and be glad indeed;
but better is Beer if drink we lack,
and Water Hot poured down the back.”
For many centuries “water hot poured down the back” required the labor of several servants and a bath attendant. The invention of safe hot water heaters with thermostats and safety valves, along with shower heads – especially movable shower heads – has relieved bath time of those back-breaking hours of hauling, heating, and pouring water. Say what you might about the “good old days”, hot water on demand is a luxury of civilization that few are truly willing to give up. Even for those who prefer a nice soak in a fluffy mound of bath bubbles, rather than a shower, not having to haul pail after pail of water – hot and cold – is a luxury, indeed. Since Mr. Tolkien lived in England during World War II, it is beyond doubt that he experienced rationing and, therefore, valued both his beer and his hot water.
High Mark Plumbing has your water heaters in Langley, just give us a call at (604)945-6060. We install, repair and help maintain all sorts of water heaters – those with tanks, and those that heat water on demand. We can help keep that hot water flowing so that you can cheerfully say, “but never did fountain sound so sweet as splashing Hot Water with my feet!”