What Eco-Friendly Plumbing Options Are Available?
Making environmental friendliness a priority when it comes to your plumbing can have big benefits for your home or business.
Plumbing with environmental friendliness in mind is a powerful, cost-saving tactic, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. By implementing a few simple changes, you could reduce you water usage as well as minimize your eco-print.
Reduced Water Usage
When you analyze your utility costs, you might notice that water usage is a leading contributor to high monthly bills. According to estimates from the EPA, if every household in the country switched to water-efficient technology, we would save 3 trillion gallons of water and around 18 billion dollars annually!
Converting the style of your water usage can come from changing habits (conserving water through active mindfulness) or changing appliances (converting to low flow plumbing materials that reduce water usage in their operational design).
Benefits of Low-Flow Plumbing
Low-flow plumbing appliances are showerheads, faucets, and toilets that are designed to conserve water. They can be implemented with a minimal one-time cost and produce long-term savings for residential users. Low-flow toilets are especially effective; it’s estimated that an average toilet use about 3.5-5.0 gallons of water per flush, whereas a low-flow toilet uses 1.6 gallons or less per flush. That’s a significant difference!
Benefits of Eco-Friendly Chemicals
One of the final steps toward achieving environmental awareness in the bathroom is being mindful about what chemicals you pour down your drain. There are always organic options available to achieve the same goals that carry a significantly reduced threat of damage to the earth.
Take your environmental friendliness up a notch by incorporating low flow plumbing into your home or business; get in touch with the pros at MJ Frick.