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The Advantages of Green Plumbing For All Earth Lovers Out There

Digging Into Green Plumbing

The earth is in crisis. Everything is changing, and it’s changing more rapidly than ever imagined. With the constant consumerism of the planet’s natural resources, it’s no wonder why millions of people around the world are scrambling to get their act together to become eco-friendlier, and for a good reason. Things like rapid climate change, environmental disasters, and the poisoning of personal health have become the most pressing matters in the present.

The Best Eco Water Pipes in The Business

Green plumbing not only has its advantages to mother nature but to you as well. These good eco influences include cutbacks on waste, water, and energy consumption, and more money in your pockets. Below is a list of the best pipes in the business right now (as there is a variety of pipe materials):

  • water pipesPEX: Scientifically known as Cross-linked Polyethylene, this plastic used for piping systems is utilized more and more often due to its flexibility and its high durability. It offers clean water, with no harmful health effects on humans. It doesn’t corrode and is known for its use in saving heat energy due to its heat retention characteristics.
  • Copper: This material used for pipes is considered to be earth-friendly because it does not require the use of toxic chemicals and glues to install. Chemicals that have volatile organic compounds and pollute the earth are not necessary. This is also a natural material, and due to its high probability of being recycled considered sustainable.
  • Cast Iron: This highly recyclable material was used throughout history to move water from one place to another. It’s no wonder society never shied away from using it. 100 percent recyclable, stable, and dense, it is a good choice. It also does not require the use of nasty organic compounds that are harmful to the earth.

Problematic Bathroom Plumbing Could be Wasting Water & Money

Not only are the pipes that run underneath your home something to consider when going green, the fixtures that you utilize daily need a good looking at too. The new green technology of today affords modern luxuries and many benefits for bathroom plumbing. Here is a list of some bathroom accessories that you can replace to be more earth-conscious:

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  • Showerhead: The showerhead in your bathroom can be a tremendous eco-friendly device. If you change it out with a newer low flow fixture, you can bet your heading in the right direction. This quick-fix can lower your water use by more than 40%! It saves water and cuts down on your utility bill, talk about savings.
  • Toilet: Modernize your commode and do your part by installing a dual flush and low flow system. These toilets use only about 1.6 gallons per flush, and some even use as low as 1.28 gallons. That’s a significant improvement from thrones of yesteryear, which used 6 gallons of water with a handle push.
  • Faucets: Making the switch to low flow faucets can save energy, water consumption, and reduce costs. This fixture doesn’t skimp on water pressure to accomplish what it needs to either. It uses less water per minute than older models, and still maintains a nice flow with the technology inside.

Staggering Water Loss Due to Outdoor Plumbing Leaks

outdoor plumbingNow that you have your indoor plumbing updated, and all your fixtures are saving you money, it’s time to discuss looking outside the house for leaks. Outdoor water leaks can cause as much as 6,300 gallons of water loss per day.

You have outdoor spigots, and while many models are frost safe, the damage could have occurred over winter. Damage that could cause water and money to go down the tube. Sprinklers, hoses, and irrigation systems can also be causing you significant water loss.

Take a few minutes to look for leaks and repair them as soon as you are able, mother nature will thank you. With these few suggestions taken heed, you’ll be killing two birds with one stone; saving the environment and money at the same time!

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