Forget about wearing green this St. Patrick’s Day! With rising water prices and climate change, homeowners should consider how “green” their plumbing systems are and how they can save “green.”
In this blog, our plumbing experts give a brief overview of three different ways to reduce the environmental impact of any home plumbing system. Saving water is good for the environment and helps homeowners save money on rising utility bills.
Invest in New Eco-Freindly Appliances
One of the best ways to give a plumbing system a “green” plumbing makeover is to invest in new eco-friendly appliances and plumbing fixtures. There have been many modern advancements in plumbing to make new environmentally-friendly appliances much more efficient than their older counterparts.
Water-saving appliances include low-flow showerheads, which reduce the amount of water used during the shower without sacrificing water pressure. There are also eco-friendly toilets that use less water to flush, low water flow sink faucets, and eco-friendly washing machines to consider investing in.
Another eco-friendly appliance installation that homeowners should consider this year is a new touchless faucet. Touchless faucets help homeowners save water by automatically shutting off the water flow when not in use. They also help to prevent the spread of germs, bacteria, and viruses via the faucet handle while washing dirty hands.
“Green” Plumbing Rules to Follow to Save Water
In addition to installing green appliances, homeowners should do their part to prevent wasting water and money. Eco-friendly habits include being mindful of water conservation and not using an unnecessary amount of water from the plumbing for bathing and cleaning.
It is recommended to take short showers instead of long showers or baths to save the most water. Turning off the water while shaving or shampooing hair can help prevent wasting water in the shower. Homeowners should also turn off the faucet whenever possible when doing the dishes and other cleaning tasks.
Do Not Flush Trash in the Toilet or Drains
Some people get into the bad habit of dropping trash into the toilet and flushing it, but this is terrible for the environment. A general rule of eco-friendly plumbing habits is never to use the toilet as a trash can to dispose of solid waste items. Homeowners should only ever flush toilet paper down the toilet to be safe.
Not only can flushing the wrong things cause a toilet clog and waste water, but it can also damage the environment if chemicals and inorganic materials make their way into the main water line. Wastewater may eventually lead into the ocean, meaning toxic waste such as pharmaceuticals could make its way there and harm ocean life.
About Pristine Plumbing, Inc.
Pristine Plumbing, Inc. is a team of fully licensed, professional plumbers serving their community with plumbing installations, repairs, and maintenance. They offer straightforward pricing and 24-hour service so homeowners can have peace of mind when plumbing issues arise. Call them today for plumbing services in Irvine, CA.