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Readyman Services Gets Certified by Green Plumbers USA

Kapaa, Hawaii – 04/30/2010 – Readyman Services, Inc. of Kauai is raising the bar yet again in what it means to be a green plumbing company.

The Readyman team has always been environmentally conscious, offering eco-friendly products, services, and consulting to their customers. And now, they’ve recently come back from attending an extensive training conference in Las Vegas with Green Plumbers USA, where they received certification in green plumbing practices.

Green Plumbers USA is an organization dedicated to raising an army of eco-conscious, earth-friendly plumbers equipped with the knowledge and skills to protect and preserve our natural resources.

Ryan Kimball, owner and founder of Readyman Services, Inc., has been familiar with Green Plumbers USA for years. He decided it would be well worth the investment of taking his entire family and team out to Las Vegas to get accredited.

“I wanted my team to attend this conference so we could all be on the same page, and so we could learn more about how to be effective green plumbers by being immersed in an intensive training course,” said Kimball. “You don’t necessarily need a certificate to show that you know what you’re doing when it comes to being a green plumber, but the accreditation proves our seriousness about this issue, and shows our commitment to doing as much as we can to protect the natural resources of our beautiful island.”

GreenPlumbers® training programs are designed to assist plumbers in understanding their roles in relation to environmental & public health, and to provide their customers with up-to-date information and advice on:

  • latest technology and energy-saving appliances
  • practical appliances & installation knowledge
  • environmental impacts of plumbing services, appliances, and household practices
  • consumer information
  • energy/water/cost savings (short-term and long-term cost comparisons and environmental benefits)

GreenPlumbers® training consists of a five-course, 32-hour accreditation in environmental and technical issues, including Climate Care (8 hrs), Caring For Our Water (8 hrs), Solar Hot Water (4 hrs), Water Efficient Technology (8 hrs), and an Inspection Report Service (4 hrs).

  • The Climate Care course includes gas emissions in home and business, hot water heating, energy consumption, and heating and cooling appliances.
  • The Caring For Our Water course aids in understanding the water cycle process and the new technologies and behaviors that contribute to increased conservation (including water-efficient products, reducing household water consumption, storm water runoff pollution and prevention, and an introduction to household water audits).
  • The Solar Hot Water Technologies instruction includes rebate information and retro-fit sizing and installation.
  • The Water Efficient Technology course discusses recycled water, rain water, graywater, septic tanks/wastewater treatment systems, environmental/public health/safety regulations, and an overview of the dynamic technologies that will shape future conservation efforts.
  • The Inspection Report Services course gives an overview of domestic and commercial water auditing, inspections and reporting, assessment and strategies, including water and energy audits, commercial/industrial and residential buildings, and creating a Master Plan for future improvements.

Readyman Services, Inc. has been operating as a green company for years.

“We’re proud to say that we recycle all of our cardboard, glass, copper, and metal. You might not realize it, but that statement makes us very unique among Kauai plumbers,” said Kimball.

With this new training, however, they’re excited to add a new level of professionalism, expertise, and awareness to their interaction with customers.