Being more eco-conscious in your everyday life has gained more and more popularity in mainstream media. But being eco-friendly is more than just a trend, it’s a way that we can do our part in keeping our planet healthy. You may find that you’ve already made some obvious eco-friendly changes, but have you considered how to make your home more environmentally friendly? One great way to do that is to make some adjustments to your home’s plumbing system. Check out these 5 tips on how to make your plumbing more eco-friendly.
Upgrade Your Toilets
One really great way to improve your home’s plumbing is to switch your toilets to water-saving ones. These eco-friendly toilets will not only help you save water, but they can help save money on your water bill too! These toilets are inexpensive and easy to find at places such as your local hardware stores. “Green” toilets are shown to use 20-60% less water than a traditional toilet. Not only will you be saving money and water, but you’ll update the look of your bathroom in the process.
Make Plumbing Repairs
Did you know that a leaking faucet can waste over 3,000 gallons of water in a single year? Not only is this an incredible waste of water, but it’s a waste of your money as well. Having a professional come out and address your plumbing problems will help you save money in the long run. Getting things like a leaky faucet fixed can help save you money and make your home more eco-friendly.
Just like upgrading your toilet, you can upgrade your showerhead and faucets, too. As technology continues to improve there are more and more options for water-efficient plumbing fixtures. Installing water-efficient faucets and showerheads can be a big help when it comes to being more eco-friendly. These new fixtures can help you save money and water while also improving your water pressure. These fixtures are now widely available and are easy to install.
Use Better Soap
This tip may seem a little out of place, but it’s a super easy change to make. Using harsh soaps and cleaning products can be incredibly damaging. Not only are these chemicals bad for the environment, but they can cause damage to your plumbing system as well. Harsh chemicals can corrode your pipes and leave your plumbing system to work less efficiently. This in turn makes your plumbing less eco-friendly and costs you more. Instead of typical cleaning products, opt for something more natural like vinegar and baking soda.
Outdoors Matters, Too
If you’re a fan of gardening or you are passionate about keeping a nice lawn then this tip is for you! Outdoor water systems account for about 30% of water consumption in the US. Switching to a more efficient and eco-friendly option will not only save you money but water, too. Consult with sprinkler system companies in your area for the best results. Installing a new outdoor water system can help save the earth and keep your yard looking pristine.
We hope that what you take away from this blog is the confidence you need to make some eco-friendly changes. We can all do our part in saving the earth and we hope that these tips inspire you to take action in your own home. If you’re curious about more tips or need plumbing assistance, call Miller’s. Our team of professionals is here to help you (804) 758-4314!