Pismo Plumbers: 5 Earth-Friendly Plumbing Tips

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There are many simple ways Griffin’s Pismo plumbers can help you ‘go green’ with earth-friendly plumbing in your own home! In the process you’ll save water and pay less in monthly utilities. Today our Pismo 24-hour plumbers are outlining simple ways to save:

Faucets

Eco-friendly faucets are a simple way to reduce everyday water consumption. New models offer the water pressure you want with less water wasted. Today there are even motion sensor faucets available to save water (and money) starting in the bathroom sink. Motion sensor faucets are prefect for saving water when brushing your teeth or washing your hands. Plus, when our Pismo plumbers install a motion sensor faucet, it will prevent unsightly gunk from building up around your faucet handles.

Toilets

Did you know that toilets use nearly 30% of the water consumed in an average home? That’s way more water than a shower, dishwasher, or washing machine. Replacing an outdating toilet with a low-flow model is a cost effective way to reduce your water bill. More modern toilets use 20% to 60% less energy compared to their original counterparts (which often use 7 gallons of water per flush) without losing any of the functionality.

If your home already has low-flow toilets, you can choose to reduce your water usage even more by installing a dual-flusher. A dual-flusher allows you to choose how to flush with the touch of a button. One option is specifically for liquid waste, and the other for solid. Griffin’s Pismo plumbers can install a dual-flusher for you. Most models cost less than $25.

Showerheads

Water-efficient showerheads will considerably reduce water flow up to 1.75 GPM (Gallons Per Minute) compared to the standard flow of water at 2.5 GPM. For folks who tend to take longer showers, a water-efficient showerhead is perfect for you. Instead of using 5 to 8 gallons of water with a traditional showerhead, a low-flow showerhead uses only 2.5 gallons or less without sacrificing water pressure.

When you choose a water-efficient showerhead you’re actually saving money in multiple ways – you’re saving on the amount of water you use to shower, and you’re saving on the amount of energy it takes to heat your water!

Water Heaters

Our 24-hour plumbers recommend tankless water heaters are a great way to go green. As water heaters age, they lose their efficiency. When you’re ready to replace your water heater, go tankless. Tankless water heaters are energy-efficient (Over 20% more than a traditional water heater) and save space. In fact, by going tankless many homeowners save $80 to $100 annually – and the technology is only improving every year.

Don’t let your dollars go down the drain. Eco-friendly plumbing fixes can help save the planet and your wallet! To learn more, give our Pismo 24-hour plumbers a call at (805) 934-1949 or schedule an appointment online wth our Pismo Beach plumbers.