Over time, your home’s plumbing system handles massive amounts of water. What type of system you have, and how well it is maintained can make a big difference in water use. Using less water, not only helps the environment, but it can save you money.
Hiring the services of a professional plumber might sound contrary to saving money, however, a true professional service can more than pay for itself. For example, upgrading your current water system, or installing new water saving plumbing fixtures can make a huge difference in your water bill.
Low Consumption Toilets – This should be your first step to a more water efficient home, since these, greener versions use literally half the water of a traditional design – 6 liters compared to 13.2 liters. Government studies report that the average home will save over 80 liters of water each year just by switching out your toilets.
Shower Heads, Faucets and Taps – Modern, high efficiency water taps, faucets and shower heads can dramatically reduce water waste, without any compromise to comfort or water pressure. Traditional shower heads run through about 95 liters of water during an average 10 minute shower. Modern efficient showers, including the new rainfall showerhead with a built in flow restrictor, consume only 76 liters during the same shower. That’s 19 liters of water saved every time someone showers in your home.
Remodel Outdated Fixtures – Consider replacing your older, outdated fixtures. Bathroom tends in the past called for enormous soaking tubs with stand alone showers. How often are these massive tubs really used in your home? Could a smaller one, with water efficient taps and attached shower head with flow regulator modernize your bathroom and pay for itself?
Utilizing a professional plumbing service, will reduce your monthly household water consumption and save you money. Not only will you be helping to create a greener environment, but upgrading your toilets, fixtures and outdated water taps, will more than pay for themselves over time.