3 Ways A Plumber Can Help You Become More Environmentally Friendly At Home

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3 Ways A Plumber Can Help You Become More Environmentally Friendly At Home

27 October 2020
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With so many concerns about how society lives affect the planet, more homeowners are looking to service professionals to help them make changes to be more environmentally friendly. A residential plumbing contractor can be one of those service professionals you can call on if you want to make some changes. Here is a look at some of the ways a plumber can help you become more environmentally friendly at home. 

Install a water filtration system so you can stop buying bottled water

Home water filtration systems ensure the water you get from the tap is high-quality so you don't have any qualms about drinking what you have and can skip buying bottled water. It is estimated that roughly 1500 plastic water bottles enter a landfill every second. Additionally, plastic is a petroleum-based product, which is not a renewable product. Talk to a residential plumbing contractor about a water filtration system for your home.

You can always opt for a full home filtration system, but many go with a filtration system that feeds their primary kitchen sink. In either case, you can feel more comfortable about drinking the water that you have. 

Lower your water usage by installing low-use fixtures

Low-water-use fixtures have grown to be highly preferred among homeowners, even those who are not so concerned about the environment but want to keep the costs of water usage low. Therefore, a litany of water-conserving fixtures is available. You can find: 

  • Low-flow toilets that use much less water for every flush 
  • Shallow sinks that require much less water to fill 
  • Faucets with water distributers that provide pressure with less water 
  • Low-flow showerheads with various settings to reduce water use 

Make use of natural water resources

Numerous types of natural water can be used within your home. For example, you can implement a rainwater catchment system to feed water to a cistern or water bladder, and then use that water in your home. The water can be used for bathing or be gravity-fed to a sink, toilet, or even your washing machine.

Plumbing contractors who have a lot of experience in implementing alternative water systems can look at your property and give you recommendations about what ways you can utilize natural water for your home. By implementing a system, you are consuming less publicly supplied water, which requires electricity, chemicals, and other mechanisms for filtration and sanitization that can take a toll on the environment. 

If you have additional questions, reach out to a residential plumbing contractor in your area.