Another overlooked way of implementing green solutions into a project is in the plumbing. Green plumbing is the latest trend in green renovation with potential to save you money.
Gallons of water are being washed down the drain with each passing day. Green plumbing is an initiative on the consumers’ part to design and execute a plumbing layout that stops incessant wastage of water and energy. Green plumbing is when the residential plumbing layouts and designs offer maximum efficiency and bare minimum wastage of energy. It has suddenly become a rage these days; people are switching to green plumbing and making a conscious effort to save water.
Plumbers are being trained and imparted with special skills to cope up with the growing trend. Green plumbers help people with their home improvement and plumbing layouts in order to eliminate unnecessary wastage with minor changes in the traditional plumbing designs. There is wide array of techniques that green plumbers implement, put you on the right path to reap in huge benefits.
The various techniques can be implemented in residential areas as well as commercial properties. These include changing the traditional fixtures and faucets to water saving fixtures, energy saving water heaters and remodeling the plumbing layout according to green plumbing guidelines. Some of the basic methods to apply green plumbing are:
Water Saving, Energy Efficient Plumbing Products
- Sink and Showers
- Water Heaters
- Hot water re-circulating
- Rain sensors
Energy saving products with EPA star rating is a favorable option. There is wide assortment to choose the equipments depending on their viability and considering the budget.
There are many types of green plumbing solutions for toilets. Composting- this type of toilet does not require any sewage disposal system instead it decomposes the waste products into useful fertilizers and manures. There are many odorless and waterless models available for this type.
Low flow, dual flush toilets- this type of system is a significant water saver. The dual flush mechanism allows you to choose the amount of water required for the waste.
Waterless urinals- they are the latest products for green plumbing allowing an odor-free and waterless disposal of waste products.
Sink and showers
Low-flow aerators are efficient devices to save water without compromising on the pressure. They can be directly fitted on the faucet head and help control the water flow. Low-flow showerheads are also based on control flow technology to manage the water flow and considerably save on water consumption. The non-aerating spray can save energy due to less heating time. The more recent Sensor operated faucets allow contactless water flow and help in conservation to a significant limit.
Water Heaters form a crucial part of green plumbing equipments majorly because they help conserve water as well as energy. Tank-less or instantaneous heaters can be directed to obtain hot water without using a tank. American Hometec makes electric water heaters which are coilles. That is, they heat without the use of coils. This eliminates the need for lime scale related maintenance found in other models.
Traditional tank heaters can waste a lot of water and increase your heating bill. Solar powered tank-less water heaters are also available.
Other methods that green plumbers can help you install in your home and office are:
- Hot water re-circulating pump systems to circulate hot water all throughout the building without wasting energy and decreasing the wait time for hot water.
- Rain sensors – have the ability to detect the water requirement after rainwater has supplied the required watering.
The fast depleting, precious natural resources certainly call for a watchful usage and maximum conservation for the generations to come. Thus, such initiatives are undoubtedly the need of the hour.
Lavitech can also install and ensure that the solar heating and rainwater harvesting systems are energy efficient and that the materials used are free of harmful chemicals.
When your pipes burst or get blocked, instead of pulling them out and installing new ones, consider Pipe Re-lining. Pipe Re-lining salvages your existing pipes without the mess, hassle, or price of total replacement. How can this be? By sending a hose through the damaged pipes, they are cleaned with an abrasive that removes all blockage and debris. Next they are coated with epoxy – this will not only seal any cracks, it will also reinforce the structure and protect against corrosion.
By introducing the cleaner and liner through a hose, the process eliminates the need to break walls, rip out pipes, and interrupt your routine. Not only that, but the mess is minimal. No need worry about mud or sewage being tracked in your home – all debris is contained within the pipe and emptied outside of your home.
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