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Going Green with Your Plumbing – 3 Green Solutions

March 17th, 2017

 

Since today is all about wearing green we thought we would keep the trend going and extend the theme to our blog. When it comes to going green with your plumbing there are a lot of benefits; it’s good for the environment, it’s good for your health, and it’s good for your wallet. There are a lot of things that you can do when going green with your plumbing. Here are some of the best ways you can go green with your plumbing.

 

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Replace Faucets and Shower-heads

One of the easiest and least expensive ways of going green with your plumbing is to replace your existing faucets and shower-heads with low flow faucets and shower-heads. Most new faucets and shower-heads are designed to use less water without sacrificing pressure and performance. You should start to see and improvement in efficiency right away. An added bonus of replacing faucets and shower-heads with low flow models is it modernizes the space without costing a lot of money. If you are looking for a quick project to update your bathrooms and kitchen, then replacing the faucets and shower-heads is a good option.

 

Replace Old Outdated Toilets

Toilets account for nearly 27% of all water use in a home. More than any other plumbing fixture or water using appliance. So, it only makes sense to update old and outdated toilets with low

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flow toilets. Most modern construction already has low flow toilets installed, but older homes, particularly home built prior to 1994, can have old toilets that use as much as 7 gallons per flush! That is a lot of water that could be saved. While low flow toilets initially struggled to perform, newer versions are not only efficient but effective, with some models offering 2 flush options, one for solid waste and one for liquid waste. While replacing the toilets in your home can be and expensive project, you will make up for it in savings.

 

going green with your plumbing

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On Demand Water Heater

Water heaters prove to be another source of waste around the house. Traditional tank water heaters can suck up a lot of energy to maintain a constant temperature of water being stored for future use. While having a ready supply of hot water at any giving moment is a good thing, wasting energy and the natural wear and tear associated with tank storage is not. On demand water heaters are far more efficient and cost effective in the long term because they only supply hot water when it is needed. Because they aren’t storing water in a tank there is no sediment built up so they are low maintenance and actually last longer than tank storage systems.

 

The above options for going green with your plumbing are great options. They can help you save energy and plenty of green! To find a plumber near you that can help you with going green with your plumbing check out our plumbing directory.

 

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Plumbing Trends for A Modern Bathroom Remodel

July 9th, 2013

 

As a plumber you may have customers looking to spruce up their bathroom. A bathroom remodel  is a great way to make an older old feel more modern and sheik. There are many great new plumbing trends coming about this year and next! Here are some plumbing trends that are gaining in popularity for bathrooms.

 

modern plumbing trends

Luck Interiors, http://luckinterior.blogspot.com/2013/04/modern-bathroom-ideas.html, 07-08-2013

 

  1. Eco – friendly plumbing trends are gaining in popularity. Not only are they great for the environment but they also make a home more efficient and can save lots of money every year on monthly utilities. Some eco – friendly plumbing trends that are great to market to customers looking to do a bathroom remodel are water saving toilets, water saving shower heads, on demand water heaters, and products that are made from recycled material like counter-tops, cabinets, tiles etc..

  2. Technology is also finding its way into modern day plumbing trends. Mirror/TV combinations are gaining in popularity, shower-heads with Bluetooth capabilities, multi function toilets that are self cleaning, warming drawers for towels, heated floors, hands free faucets just to name a few of the technological advances in plumbing trends.

  3. Spa elements and a clean look are also very desirable when it comes to new plumbing trends, also creating the feel that there is more space. Frameless showers, wall mounted toilets and cabinets are some of the to do this. LED shower-heads add spa like ambiance.An organic look has become has become more popular with plumbing trends, sinks and faucets with a rounded feel that provide a seamless flow.

    LED Shower Head Plumbing Trend

    Artrss, http://www.artrss.net/rain-spa-shower-heads-new-head-designs-by-ib-rubinetterie/, 07-08-2013

  4. Soaking tubs are also gaining in popularity with plumbing trends. Soaking tubs help create a feel of luxury and promote relaxation.

  5. Another plumbing trend is colored sinks. Colored sinks are finding their place in both bathrooms and kitchens in blues, greens,  and even yellows. Colored sinks add a nice splash of color and are now playing the role of statement piece or focal point in addition to their functionality.

 

A bathroom remodel is a great way to add to a homes value. For years kitchens have been getting swanky overhauls its nice to see plumbing trends expanding for bathroom remodels as well. Any of these plumbing trends will add to the value of the home, not just with numbers, but the overall enjoyment the residents will receive from the home. For more information on the latest plumbing trends please visit www.growplumbing.com.