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How to "greenify" your home with eco friendly plumbing

Updated: Mar 17, 2023

When you hear about beautiful cities like Cape Town and California running rapidly out of water, it really makes you think. We live in an advanced age with the most mind boggling technology, yet we’re still at the environment’s mercy. All the snap chat filters in the world can’t make it rain during a drought.

But this isn’t a story of doom and gloom. We just take care of mother nature so she takes care of us. A quid pro quo if you will. Thus, we're offering you a few green-friendly plumbing tips that’ll keep you in mother nature’s good books.

Pipes Fit for Eco Friendly Plumbing

Steel or PEX pipes last long because they are flexible. They also hold heat really well. If you have copper or plastic pipes, adding pipe insulators is as cost-efficient as it is eco-efficient, reducing heat loss by up to 80%. Insulating your pipes keeps the heat in, so you won’t need to use as much energy to heat your water.

Toilets Overflowing with Eco-Friendliness!

There’s lots of good news about eco friendly toilets: namely, owning one is no longer akin to having an outhouse IN your house.

The more recent models of eco friendly toilets are on function’s cutting edge while exponentially reducing water consumption, using between 20-60% less energy than standard toilets. That's almost 13,000 gallons of water savings for your home each year, reducing your water bill by more than $110 a year and $2,200 over the lifetime of the toilets.

According the EPA, if inefficient models in the U.S. were replaced with eco friendly toilets, the country would save 520 billion gallons of water per year. You know what they say - every billion counts.

Out with the Old Faucets- In with the new

Newer faucets are designed specifically to reduce water usage, offering superior water pressure while allowing less water to go down the drain. So, if your faucet is as rusty as Don Cherry is crusty, it’s time to upgrade your faucet-tech!

Wash Yourself Green with Water Efficient Shower Heads

The water efficient shower heads on the market today, don’t hamper a shower’s performance. They have really come a long way from when they fist came out. While decreasing energy costs, and reducing water consumption by 30% when compared to traditional shower heads they are a great option. They come in a tonne of great styles and designs.

Treating your drains with enzymes

At Megan Drew Plumbing, we always use environmentally friendly enzymes to treat clogged drains. Hair, grease, and food can clog up drains quickly. Treating your drains regularly can prevent backups and save you time and money. We use Bio-Attack but you can find these environmentally friendly products at your local hardware store and they're simple to use! You can check out our post called 5 basic household maintenance tasks that you can do yourself, that explains in more detail how these products work.

Whether it's an eco friendly toilet, water efficient shower head, or any other environmentally sound installation or treatment, these are all great ways to go green with your plumbing. Getting Megan-Drew to install your eco friendly plumbing fixtures is doubling down, because we’re your green friendly plumber! Contact us today to find out more!

"The Earth is what we all have in common"- poet, writer and farmer, Wendell Berry

Through consistent improvement and upright intentions, we strive to forge lifelong relationships which benefit our community.- Megan Drew Plumbing

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