Eco-Friendly Fixtures: Do They Really Work?

Eco-Friendly Fixtures: Do They Really Work?

Pollution and global warming are slowly and steadily killing the earth. In these times, environmentally friendly innovations such as wooden cutlery, tote bags, and recycled paper are actively used for greener methods of living.

Water wastage is also becoming an increasing concern for eco-conscious homeowners. Green plumbing provides a cost-effective and energy-efficient solution to help conserve water and reduce the carbon footprint of households.

But how practical is green plumbing? Let’s delve into the mechanism of some eco-friendly fixtures to see if they really work:

Low-flow toilets

These water-conserving and energy-efficient fixtures were first developed in the 1990s. Several years and many upgrades later, low-flow toilets are now becoming the top choice for eco-friendly plumbing.

Low-flow toilets work either with the help of gravity or through pressure-assistance. A gravity-driven toilet gets rid of waste when the tank flapper removes to release water. The contents of the waste are then carried down the pipes and drains through the pull of gravity.

Pressure-assisted toilets combine gravity and pressure to flush the waste down the pipes powerfully. Both these methods require little water to carry out functioning, which is why they’re highly effective ways of conserving water.

Automatic faucets

A lot of water is wasted when people don’t turn off taps after use. So, to stop water from running while you brush your teeth or wash your face, the sensors in automatic faucets turn off the water when they don’t sense the human touch.

Even though automatic faucets are costlier than ordinary taps, one can benefit from the long-term use and water conservation of these items.

Low-flow showerheads

You can find two types of showerheads in the market: the aerating ones and the non-aerating ones. The non-aerating showerheads have tiny holes that release a small amount of water flow in high pressure. While the aerating showerheads combine oxygen with water to produce bubbly water.

According to recent research, a low-flow showerhead can save up to 60% of water consumed every month. While an ordinary showerhead will release 440 gallons of water every month, a low flow showerhead will use only 262 gallons of water to provide the same bath.

The planet needs you. Take the first step to reducing your carbon footprint today by installing green plumbing fixtures at your home. Hire our experts for a seamless installation procedure.

At Johnson Plumbing, we offer garbage disposal repair and water filtration installation services RenoVisit our website to find out more or call us at 775-204-7780 to talk to our representative.

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