One big concern for most homeowners today is saving money by using more efficient home fixtures. Another is the issue of conservation as a means of promoting environmental awareness. We do have quite a concern about water conservation here in California. Sometimes the ideas of monetary savings and conservation meet, as is the case with buying new, efficient plumbing fixtures. This can also have an impact at the community and national level if more people make the switch.
Showering does not make up a large percentage of your daily water use, but even a change here can mean big savings. A low flow showerhead can cut the amount of water you use by roughly 70%. You won’t have to worry that a low flow showerhead means problems showering properly or longer showers. They are designed to provide a good stream of water while slowing the flow. You can probably change you showerhead on your own, or you have a plumber do it to make sure it is done properly. This will also be good for your water heater since it will be sending less hot water into the system, leading to lower energy bills.
Low flow toilets have been a mainstay of modern living for a few years, so if you haven’t made the change yet, you are a little behind. Low flow toilets use less than two gallons of water per flush and do the job just as well as older types. You have different types and brands to choose from so you will find one or more that fit your bathroom decor. One type even has two flush modes, one for liquid waste and one for solid waste.
When you use your faucets you might think you are using the amount of water you need, but you might be wrong. The flow of water could be unnecessarily high. With a more efficient low flow faucet you still do all your chores as usual while saving money while doing them. As a temporary measure, you can add a flow restrictor to your existing faucet until you are able to make the change.
The drainage and plumbing experts here at Kizen Plumbing have a lot of information on water conservation methods and efficient plumbing products. It would not take long for one of our professional plumbers to make any of these changes to your bathroom to help you save money. Give us a call at 310-644-9757 if you’re in need of a plumber in the Redondo Beach area and you’re interested in water conservation.