The Plumbing Industry Is Changing the Way You Use Water

Plumbing services in Laguna Niguel by local plumbersAre you looking for ways to reduce the amount of money you pay for utilities? If this is a goal of yours, you may want to consider the state of your plumbing system. Rising costs coupled with environmental awareness have caused both homeowners and businesses to begin looking for fixtures that conserve water and help lower the monthly utility bills. At Laguna Niguel Plumbing and Rooter Pros, we offer services and products that can help individuals and businesses meet their budgetary needs.

Toilet Technology Conserves Water

Before the year 2000 most household toilets used a lot of water. At the turn of the century, conservation laws were passed that set limits on how much water new toilets could use. Today’s toilets are only allowed to use 1.6 gallons to flush, which may not always be forceful enough. In order to combat this problem, a system was created for commercial toilets to keep them from clogging frequently. Power flushers were created that used a tank full of water under pressure. This achieves a powerful flush with as little as a gallon of water. This concept has begun to show up in residential bathrooms to help lower water bills, while still creating a powerful flush. For areas that have regular water shortages, dual flush toilets were created to use even less water. The majority of toilet flushes are for liquid waste, which needs very little water to flow through the drain. Dual flush toilets use as little as .8 gallons for liquid waste and the standard 1.6 gallons for solid waste.

Sensor Technology

In recent years, restaurants and gas stations have converted to touchless faucets in their bathrooms. When most people wash their hands, they do not turn the water off while they are washing, wasting water as it flows down the drain. Touchless faucets have a sensor that turns the water on when it senses a person, but turns the water off when the person moves away. This sensor is powered by a small, rechargeable battery. The battery is charged by the energy created by the flow of water like a mini turbine. This same technology can be used in one’s home, too. There are a number of residential kitchen and bathroom faucets that use sensor technology.

To find out more about how the latest technology, contact a one of our skilled, top-rated Laguna Niguel plumbers.



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