Plumbing might not be the first thing you think of when it comes to sustainable or eco-friendly living, but maybe it should be.
In this article, we’ll discuss how professional plumbers can help you make sustainable choices in your home, what you need to know to make the right decision and when to contact us for assistance.
Can Plumbers Really Help Me Make Sustainable Choices?
As professional plumbers, we’re often asked if we can really help you make sustainable choices that work, without compromising on the integrity or quality of your plumbing. And the answer is always a resounding “yes”.
How Can Plumbers Assist with Sustainability in My Home (And Is It Expensive)?
There are, in fact, several things that plumbers can do in your home to help you make more sustainable, environmentally friendly choices. But it doesn’t necessarily have to be pricey.
Here we’ll discuss a range of things – to suit a variety of budgets – we can help you implement in your home.
Gas Water Heating
There are a myriad of benefits to installing a gas hot water system, one of which is their energy efficiency. Next to solar, gas water heaters are considered the most environmentally sustainable option you can choose, which is why they are a great option if you’re looking to be more eco-conscious.
Did you know that ⅓ of household water usage is attributed to flushing toilets. By installing green toilets (that is, dual flush toilets), you can significantly reduce this figure, which saves you water and in turn may save you money on high utility bills.
And if you really want to go all out with an eco-friendly toilet (and aren’t worried about the smell), you might want to consider a composting toilet.
These days most councils require you to have rainwater tanks on your property. But it’s for good reason, they are an incredibly sustainable way to reduce your water usage and conserve energy. If you haven’t invested in a rainwater tank (or simply want to install another one), give us a call today.
Water Efficient Fixtures
Water efficient fixtures are designed with one thing in mind: to conserve water. So, it goes without saying that the installation of water efficient fixtures in your home is a great first step if you’re looking to adopt more sustainable practices.
This feeds into our earlier point about water efficient fixtures, but is worth its own section. Have you ever thought about how much water you have wasted in the time it takes to turn your tap on, wash your hands and turn it back off again. Trust us, it’s a lot!
Touchless faucets have sensors to detect movement, so will only turn on when someone places their hands near or under the faucet, which saves the water you waste in the time it takes to turn the tap on and get your hands under there!
In our opinion, the best way to become more sustainable and create an eco-friendly home is through preventative maintenance. By getting on top of potential issues – like a leaky tap, toilet or blocked drain – you are circumventing serious problems. These serious problems can waste tons of water, and even cause damage to your home.
By investing in preventative maintenance, you’re not only making one of the most sustainable choices available to homeowners, but also potentially saving yourself a ton of money and stress.
When to Contact RPG Plumbing
Knowing you’re making the right, sustainable choice when it comes to your plumbing can be a little daunting for some homeowners. That’s why we’re here to help.
With decades of experience in the industry, our professional and qualified team will help you make the right decision for you and your family, with access to the latest eco-friendly plumbing solutions on the market.
Take the first step in your journey to sustainability with professional plumbers you can trust. Give us a call today.