In honor of this day to conserve and celebrate the environment, our San Luis Obispo plumbing pros are here to give you some ways to make your home a little greener. Adopting more sustainable practices is not only beneficial for the planet, but can also save you money and resources in the long run.
Be Mindful of Materials
When it comes to repiping your home, consider using cast iron for plumbing projects. It is made from recycled materials and is easy to add on to for expansion projects in the future. Recycled steel is also a good option, along with eco-friendly plastics. High-density polyethylene (HDPE) is a pipe that is made from recycled materials, and it is lightweight, durable, and can be easier to install than heavier metals.
Greywater is the leftover water that you use for everyday activities that don’t involve waste, such as water used in your sinks, showers, and washing machine. With special filtering and treatment, it can be reused in your home. Although this process may seem extreme, it is the best way to save water and energy in your home. If you really want to go the extra mile, harvesting rainwater is another way to make the most of your resources.
When the time comes to revamping your home fixtures, opting for eco-friendly and low flush appliances is an easy way to go green indoors. Dual-flush and ultra efficient toilets are ideal options, and some use just 1.28 gallons of water per flush! This will not only save clean water, but will also drastically reduce your water bill compared to older models. Installing flow-optimized shower heads that control and reduce water flow also aid in avoiding wasted water due to too much pressure. Tankless water heaters, which use less electricity and and gas than traditional water heaters, are also green choices that are good for your home, and the planet.
Traditional sewer repair wreaks havoc on the environment surrounding your home, and can destroy microclimates and disrupt soil. Our trenchless sewer repair method is a long term, more sustainable solution that completely replaces your pipe, without ripping up your home’s outdoor space.
Turning your home into a eco-friendly haven is easier than you think. Know that our plumbers in San Luis Obispo support sustainable choices, and are here to assist you every step of the way. For your next green plumbing project, give us a call at (805) 934-1949.