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Save Water with These Plumbing Upgrades

Published: October 15, 2021
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Saving water is just as important as saving energy. Whether you are concerned about your spending or just want to help the environment, reducing water consumption will go a long way to do both. Fortunately, you do not have to ration drinking water or use dry shampoo every week to save water.

The right plumbing upgrades will reduce your water consumption without affecting your routines.

Low flow toilets

Older toilets consume up to six gallons of water per flush, while newer, low-flow toilets can use less than 1.3 gallons per flush. If you live in an older home with a toilet that was installed in the 1980s or earlier, replacing it with a low-flow toilet could do wonders to reduce water consumption. You can choose between gravity flush or pressure-assisted depending on your needs and location.

Low flow faucets and showerheads

Replacing your shower head, sink faucets, and kitchen faucets with low-flow types can reduce your water consumption without sacrificing function. It is not the same as having low-pressure water trickling out of your shower or faucet. Low-flow faucets use aerators to maintain pressure while consuming less water.

Save water by installing a low-flow shower head

Dual flush toilets

There is no reason why you need to use a full tank of water to flush liquid waste. A dual flush toilet gives you the option of using different amounts of water for urine & solid waste. For a larger family, this translates into quick savings!

Leak detection

An unseen leak can waste huge amounts of water before it is discovered, not to mention the damage it causes to your property and possessions. Installing a leak detection system, either in critical locations like your laundry room or for your entire house, will ensure that you never have to deal with a hidden leak wasting water (and money).

Recirculation pumps

A hot water recirculation pump ensures that the water in your hot water pipe remains at the right temperature. If your water heater is in the basement and your shower is on the second floor, you may have to let the water run for a while before it is warm enough to step into. That is clean water going down the drain, unused & wasted.

Prevent this from happening by having a recirculation pump installed so you can jump right into consuming less water.

 

If you need help reducing your water consumption with plumbing upgrades, give us a call or schedule service online and our plumbers can help!

 

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