Most people have adopted a ‘Go Green’ lifestyle and are trying to change their habits in order to reduce their environmental impact, focussing on improving your plumbing can make all the difference in improving water conversation.
Environmentally friendly plumbing solutions protect the water we use from contamination by avoiding contact with wastewater and pollutants.
CHANGE YOUR SHOWERHEAD
You can reduce your water usage by changing your showerhead, and opting for a low-flow option can use up to 30% less water than your standard showerhead. You can adjust the water flow based on the desired task, for example, you can turn down the water flow when you are lathering your body to conserve water. Not only are you decreasing your water usage, but you can save costs on your water bill – which is vital in the present day with the cost-of-living crisis.
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INSTALLING A LOW-FLOW TOILET
Low-flush toilets operate by conserving the amount of water your using when flushing, they use 40% less water per flush. These are often seen in the form of a dual-button system, whereby you have two options for water flow when flushing, as only a small amount of water is needed for liquid waste.
CHECK FOR LEAKS
Leaking pipes can waste millions of litres of water every year, you should ensure you are checking your pipes on a regular basis for any leaks. If you do find any, get them repaired as soon as possible even if they are minuscule, as they can progress into something more serious.
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INSULATE YOUR PIPES
Insulation reduces the amount of heat loss, so investing in insulating your pipes and the water tank is a great way to save money on your bills. Ultimately, you will spend less on heating water up and you’ll be able to maintain the water temperature (hot) for a longer duration of time.
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USE ECO-FRIENDLY CLEANING PRODUCTS
Many eco-friendly cleaning products contain harsh chemicals that can be damaging to the environment, switching to more green cleaning products is far better for hard surfaces and areas with direct access to water. Not only are they better for the planet, but they are safer for human health, non-biodegradable, chemical-based cleaners can be caustic and release irritating fumes and allergens.
INSTALL A TANKLESS WATER HEATER
Although tankless water heaters are more expensive than your usual storage heaters, they can have massive benefits when it comes to energy conservation. They work by only heating water when it is required, so there is no wasted energy. Lower energy consumption translates to lower energy bills for the user and less pollution from electricity production plants.
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SELECTING THE RIGHT PIPES
When building you’re property, it is important to consider what type of material you use for your piping, as you may need adhesives to join piping together; you need to also consider the effects of their disposal.
PVC Pipes – these are the cheaper option for piping however, they emit harmful chemicals into the environment as they break down like any other plastic. They are not recyclable.
Iron Pipes – are a great option if you’re looking for an environmentally friendly option, they are made of 100% recyclable material. They can also be recycled after use. Iron pipes also don’t need any toxic-based solvent adhesives to fix together.
Copper Pipes – like iron pipes, copper pipes are recyclable and don’t require any toxic-based adhesives to join the pipes however, the problem stems from their production which emits pollution and harmful chemicals into the atmosphere.
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HOW CAN THE PLUMBLINE HELP YOU?
In an emergency with your plumbing this winter, find all your supplies at The Plumbline. Supplying an array of plumbing products, heating fittings and accessories to suit your requirements. All our stock is appropriate for domestic or trade users.
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