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Green Plumbing at Home: The Benefits of Being Eco-Friendly

The Benefits of Eco-Friendly Plumbing   

Mother nature works better when the scales are balanced. The last 100 or so years have tipped the scales, and now the environment in a crisis. Over-consumption of natural resources, pollution, and the wasteful mentality of society have placed an enormous burden on the earth.

It’s a good thing that people are finally trying to put a stop to this travesty. There are easy ways that you can help. You’ve seen “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” everywhere, but what does that truly mean?

It means conserving water so that less sewerage and runoff ends up in the ocean. It means choosing to use sustainable materials, things that last. It means starting to choose non-toxic products for use in your home. Read on for more information on how to be more eco-friendly when it comes to plumbing.

The Material in Water Pipes Can be Earth Friendly

water pipesNowadays, the material used for plumbing is much safer for people and the environment. You don’t want to be worried about the old materials that used to be used poisoning you along with the earth.

There are some really great options in the current day and age to choose from when it comes to your health and being earth conscious. The best material in the market to use right now is PEX piping and brass fixtures.

It is a flexible and surprisingly durable plastic. It also reduces energy waste because it doesn’t lose heat like the pipes of the past. Another couple of choices for your pipelines are copper and cast-iron piping.

Copper is natural, and low levels of it are actually good for the earth. Cast iron is durable and nearly indestructible. They are both part of highly recyclable materials and don’t require the use of toxic glues. 

Bathroom Plumbing Procedures to Save Water

Not only are the pipes in your home something you can replace to help preserve the environment, but you can also change your bathroom fixtures too! Your faucets, showerhead, and even your toilet can be instruments for your use in conserving water. Envision all the money you can save in the process too!

You can replace the showerhead and faucets in your humble commode room with low-flow fixtures. These are designed to curtail the flow of H2O in order to be more water-efficient.

bathroom plumbing

New showerheads along with faucets can also minimize the use of energy used in heating your water, that’s a win-win for your pockets and mother nature. These options won’t even have you giving up those luxurious heat-filled showers; you can’t even tell the difference!

The throne is another fixture in the bathroom that can be instrumental in conserving water! There are HETs (high-efficiency toilets) that have a rate of 1.28 gallons per flush. They are the top in the business when it comes to water-saving commodes. Start taking advantage of the newest technology and save yourself in the long run.

Wasted Water Potential With Outdoor Plumbing

outdoor plumbingNow it’s time to talk about something you probably don’t think about much. This is something that isn’t viewed as urgent as, say, a leak in your kitchen. Outdoor plumbing leaks could be causing as much a 6,300 wasted gallons of precious water per day.

That is a monumental amount of water loss! If you have an outdoor irrigation system that requires repair, or a hose spigot that is spurting, check them out and get them fixed as soon as possible! Hoses can be a real problem too.

If you notice a leak, replace or at least use some good plumber’s tape to repair it, these are basic plumbing tips. Not only is this depleting natural water resources at an alarmingly fast rate, but it’s also eating a hole in your pockets.

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