5 Tips for green plumbing
Tips for green plumbing
Fix leaky faucets – If a faucet is left leaking it can waste about 20 gallons of water so it’s highly important to fix this. It may seem expensive to get a plumber but can save you lots on your water bills in the long run.
Get yourself a water filter – A Brita or other water filter replaces the need to buy fresh bottled water. It filters your tap water and can make it just as fresh as any bought bottled water. Also, keep a reusable water bottle in the fridge to fill up—the last thing you want to do is throw away all kinds of empty plastic bottles.
Turn the tap off – When brushing your teeth, make sure to turn the tap off while you brush. A running tap can waste up to eight gallons of water.
Unblock your sink naturally – When your sink gets blocked, it can be easy and “quicker” to use a chemical sink unblocker. By using these products you’re sending chemical toxins down your pipes, which are quite bad for the environment. There are safer methods of unblocking a sink such as a plunger. If this doesn’t work, try to temporarily remove the U-bend from under the sink so you can physically remove the blockage.
Use Energy Star appliances – Energy Star ratings let you know just how much energy appliances like washing machines and dishwashers use. Appliances marked with an Energy Star rating are usually more energy-efficient than non Energy Star appliances and will save you lots of money on your water and energy bills.
Fix leaky pipes – Is your water meter running while all the faucets are off? Wet or hot spots on your floor, wall, or ceiling? All of these are indications that you could be dealing with a water leak – a common problem as metal pipes naturally corrode leaving pinhole leaks.
Leaking pipe repair services begin with the fine art of pinpointing the source of the leak – which is often hidden inside of the structure and even the foundation itself. Once the source of the leak and it’s size are determined, our technicians are able to outline the most cost effective means for a permanent solution.