Green plumbing is all about water and energy conservation. Trained in the latest water and energy efficient technologies, environmentally-friendly plumbers introduce the green plumbing revolution to our homes.
Green plumbing practices are easy to do. Becoming an eco-friendly consumer will not only benefit the environment but also your bank account with much lower utility bills.
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Find out how to green up your residential plumbing with the following conservation tips that can be easily implemented in homes:
Indoor Conservation Tips
- Turn off water during teeth brushing, shaving, and dishwashing by hand or soaping to save 8 gallons per day.
- If possible take more showers and less baths. When we shower we consume less than 10 gallons of water compared to as much as 25 gallons through bathing. Shorten your shower by 2 minutes to save 5 gallons per day, per shower.
- Don't ignore dripping faucets around the house. Fix leaky faucets and save 20 gallons per day.
- Run washers and dishwashers on full loads to save up to 50 gallons per load.
- Replace 3.5 gallon toilets with High Efficiency Toilets (HET) of 1.6 or 1.28 gallons.
- Read your water meter to detect hidden water leaks in and around the home.
- Avoid freezing and bursting pipes in winter by insulating exposed water lines.
- Install water-saving shower heads and low-flow faucet aerators.
- Toilets are also known as silent water leakers. Leaky toilets can increase water bills by $500. Check for toilet leaks by adding food coloring dye to the tank. If water appears at the bowl your toilet is leaking.
- If it's time to replace your conventional water heater, opt for tankless units or even solar water heaters.
Outdoor Conservation Tips
- Water your garden before 8 a.m. to slow down the evaporation process and cut down wind interference for water saving of 25 gallons per day.
- Opt for a broom and not a hose for cleaning driveways and sidewalks and save 150 gallons of water each time.
- Check your sprinkler and irrigation system for leaks, overspray and broken sprinkler heads to save 500 gallons a month.
- Use organic mulch around plants to reduce evaporation and save hundreds of gallons annually.
Select plants that require less watering and fit your local climate conditions.
- Avoid cutting a closely-clipped lawn. Instead raise the lawn mower blade to at least three inches. A higher cut encourages grass roots to grow deeper, shades the root system and holds soil moisture better.
- Use roof water to water your garden.
Green Plumbing Fixtures
- Dual-Flush Systems
- Low Flow Urinals
- Water Saving Flushometers
Sink and Shower
- Low-flow aerators
- Low-flow showerheads
- Lead Free Faucets
- Water Conserving Kitchen Faucets
- Solar Powered Faucets
- Tankless, instantaneous or demand water heaters
- Solar water heaters
- Point-Of-Use (POU) water heaters
- Hot Water Recirculation
Save on bottled water with home water filters
- Drip irrigation
- Smart irrigation system
- Rain sensors
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