Green Plumbing Tips for Your House

Imagine drinking water from a corroded plumbing system. It makes me cringe too. Fortunately, with all the technology available, plumbing companies can offer innovative services that will keep your plumbing system in top condition. They also ensure that water is safe and clean for any purpose.

We live in an age of technological advancement and there are more eco-friendly options for plumbing. These options are available to everyone, so we can all help promote Going Green. Knoxville Plumbing strives to offer the most innovative and high quality plumbing services. This will provide peace of mind for both you and us as professionals and exceed your expectations in customer service.

Toilets with low flow

Toilets serve a purpose and can also be used as decorative fixtures in bathrooms. However, not everyone is aware of this. You may want to ensure that the toilet you purchase for your home will also reduce your daily water consumption.

Low-flow toilets use less water per flush while others allow you to adjust each flush. Dual-Button Toilet is a great example. Dual-flush toilets allow you to choose from two water options during flushing. The first is for liquid waste which uses less water. The second option is for solid waste which will use a little more water than option number 1.

Showerheads with low flow

This option can be used with any shower head, just like low-flow toilets.

Showering accounts for between 20-25% of household water use. Low-flow showerheads can reduce your water consumption by up to 40%.

There are two types of low flow showerheads. The Non-aerating showerhead is the first. This means that water flow is restricted and squeezed through tiny holes. This can create a strong water splash, or work as a massaging water spirit. Aerating heads are the second type. They combine water and oxygen to create a soft, bubbly effect in your shower.

Water heaters of demand

Every household should have a water heater. Water tanks can also increase energy consumption. We now have demand-type and tankless water heaters, which heat water directly without the use of storage tanks.

The cold water flows through the pipe to the unit once the water tap has been turned on. Tank heaters require that you wait for the tank with enough water to fill up before the heater heats up. You can reduce the flow rate and avoid standby energy loss by using Demand-type water heaters.

Verify for leaks in the pipe

This is an easy, yet effective, way to reduce excessive water consumption.

Pipe leak is technically water loss. Water loss is a result of water consumption. You can avoid water waste by checking the pipes and faucets for leakage. A simple leaky pipe can drain up to 20 gallons per day. Other plumbing leaks could consume even more.

High-efficiency faucet

Another fixture that is most commonly used in bathrooms is the bathroom faucet. It can also contribute to water consumption and wastage at home.

Did you know that the faucet runs while you use soap to wash your hands? Your faucet is often left running when you brush your teeth or wash your hands before going to bed. This habit encourages water waste.

What do we do then? Change our faucet-usage habit? We know that this can take some time. If you’re looking for an immediate solution, a high-efficiency faucet might be the best option.

Minimize shower time

This may sound cliché, but it is likely that you have heard your mom screaming at you, asking for you to get up faster, because you are wasting water.

Although it may seem funny, there is some truth to this. It is true that sometimes we get too excited about the sound of our voices while we shower. We didn’t know that our showerheads are constantly running, draining water. Another example is when we’re busy with shampoo application, some people leave the water running. This is another major water waste.

Toilet water waste should be avoided

This is a common practice, and you probably know someone who does this. Tissue paper and other waste should be disposed of in the refuse bin, not the toilet. You see, flushing waste down the toilet can not only waste water, but also cause potential problems in the future like blocked drains, which could lead to pipe relining.