Remodeling your bathroom is more than just about aesthetics; it could be a gamechanger for your carbon footprint. According to statistics, our households are wasting 180 gallons of water per week. Together, we’re all contributing to the 900 billion gallons of water being wasted in leaks every year—we’re not even using this water!
We have less than 19 years left until we run out of freshwater, so if you’ve been thinking about upgrading your bathroom’s plumbing, now’s the time.
Here are a few eco-friendly plumbing fixtures worth installing:
Switch to Dual-Flush Toilets
Traditional toilets, say, the ones made before 1993, use anywhere between 3.5 gallons to 7 gallons of water each time you flush. Believe us; you don’t need that much water to flush anything! Additionally, if you’ve been lazy and ignoring a leaky toilet, you’re wasting an additional 200 gallons of water per day.
Install a dual flush toilet instead. They come with two triggers that allow you to control the volume of water while flushing solid or liquid waste. You’ll be saving at least 2 gallons of water as compared to your old toilet and an incredible amount of money on your water bills.
Invest in Efficient Shower Heads
You probably don’t realize this, but you’re using more than 17 gallons of water while showering. Now we don’t recommend bad hygiene but consider taking shorter showers.
Or at least switch to a low-flow showerhead. These magical fixtures will use less water but with the same amount of pressure. This will not only reduce your water consumption but will also reduce your water and energy bills.
Additionally, you should also consider showers with sensors. Not only will they feel luxurious, but they also help to reduce water wastage while you’re scrubbing or shampooing.
Install Modern Faucets
Some of us may not shower every day, but everyone washes their hands at least once during the day. Water is wasted at an insane rate in our bathroom sinks. While we slather on facewash or brush our teeth, most of us are guilty of leaving the faucet running aimlessly.
We recommend motion sensor faucets for those of us who’re too lazy to turn off the faucet handles. Also consider add-ons like faucet aerators to control the flow of water.
But being environment-friendly is not just limited to your bathrooms; most of us waste a lot of water in our kitchens too. And really though, years from now, wasting water wouldn’t really keep the planet habitable for our future generations.
If you’d like some more environment-friendly plumbing advice and wish to get your bathrooms and kitchen remodeled, get in touch with us today. Our professional kitchen and bathroom plumbers can install eco-friendly plumbing fixtures at your home in Fort Worth, Tx