Next week is World Plumbing Day, when people all over the world take time to appreciate the important role proper plumbing has played throughout history by keeping people healthy and happy. Plumbing professionals and everyday citizens alike do their part to help bring clean water and sanitation to places where it is needed most.

But plumbing isn’t the only first world commodity homeowners often take for granted. From electricity and water-tight roofing to proper air filtering and heating, our world is full of amazing innovations that make life easier and safer—and never get the proper recognition. It is easy to forget how lucky we are to live in the modern world.

Why We’re Asking:

The home construction industry is full of people who dedicate their lives to making life easier for others, often with very little recognition. We want to give home professionals a chance to highlight the many things they do that make modern conveniences available—and to reflect on the innovations that make their jobs possible.

So, experts, we want to know:

What everyday housing elements do people take for granted?

What would life look like without modern amenities?
How have innovations in construction technology made life better for homeowners?
How have they made your job easier?
What small changes can people make to extend the lives of these essential housing elements?
How can homeowners better show appreciation for the men and women who keep their houses running?

We can’t wait to find out what we’ve been over-looking all this time. Check back next week to see what you’ve been taking for granted!

Experts, post your answers in the comment field below!