In today’s world, there are plenty of modern trends that are inspiring homeowners to freshen up their living space. Whether it’s the newest IKEA catalog or an idea from HGTV, there are tons of options to revitalize your décor! And while everyone enjoys creating a new look for their home, implementing eco-friendly accessories is also a hot commodity – and Mr. Rooter has the perfect solution for you!
Nowadays, there are a lot of plumbing options that will help save water, cut costs, use less energy and be less harmful to the environment. At Mr. Rooter Plumbing, we want to keep the Vancouver metro area green and clean. That’s why we’ve created a list of eco-friendly plumbing options that everyone can put into action.
For homeowners who are dealing with a clogged drain and want to buy “Drano” or “Plumr,” our message is ‘Don’t do it!’ These caustic chemicals can actually cause damage to pipes, making them more brittle and prone to break. BioChoiceES® is a plumber-recommended solution that’s easy to use and is recognized by the EPA as an environmentally preferred product that is safer for human health. It acts as a long-lasting preventative to help avoid emergency backups and Mr. Rooter can deliver right to your doorstep!
Low-Flow Fixtures and Toilets
One of the best ways to conserve water and save money on your utility bill is by simply switching out some of the older plumbing fixtures in your home. Toilets, showers and faucets account for over 60% of daily household water usage. Here are some replacement recommendations:
- Shower – There are a variety of showerheads that can make a big difference in saving water. While the standard gallon per minute (gpm) is 2.5, Kohler has new products that use 40 percent less water (1.5 gpm) without sacrificing a sleek design to match your remodel décor.
- Toilet – A great example of water conservation is the introduction of dual flush system toilets. This allows the user to determine how much water is needed to flush, which can help reduce consumption. Check out some of Toto’s innovations that are engineered towards saving water with every flush!
- Faucet – Use 30 percent less water by switching to one of Kohler’s WaterSense® faucets. These fixtures feature modern designs that can complement any room’s style, and will help contribute to a lower water bill!
About the Author: Steve Ferree, Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Vancouver
Steve has been a trusted Mr. Rooter owner of Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Vancouver since 1999. With over 20 years to back him, Steve has experience with a wide range of plumbing related solutions and systems. He and his team specialize in drain cleaning, sewer repair, re-piping, and more.
Improving Water Quality
Another popular modification that is being made in homes is water filtration. The major benefits of installing one of these systems are the improved water quality and increased safety factor. With Enviro Water Products, homeowners also have peace of mind knowing that there’s no wasted water and no discharge in the environment. Whether it’s a whole house system or a filter connected to your faucet, Mr. Rooter Plumbing is the expert you can count on to provide installation services.
Our plumbers are ready to help you with any of your drain, plumbing or sewer needs – and there’s never an overtime charge for night and weekend service. Feel free to share with us your home inspiration and remodel ideas, and we’ll recommend the best plumbing solutions that fit within your budget.
Call your local Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Vancouver if you have any questions or submit a request for service detailing what you’d like to get done, and our friendly customer service team will get back to you promptly.