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Give Your Plumbing System a "Green" Makeover This St. Patrick's Day

3 Easiest Ways To Go “Green” for St. Patrick's Day!

Rising water prices can “pinch” homeowners in their wallets, but these eco-friendly water conservation tips can reduce water spending and be kinder to the environment. We should all try to do our parts to reduce the environmental impact of plumbing systems with eco-friendly plumbing habits.

Installing more efficient plumbing appliances, shutting off the tap whenever possible, and being mindful about flushing can all go a long way in reducing the environmental impact of a home plumbing system. Remember to wear green this St. Patrick’s Day and go “green” with new plumbing appliances to save money and prevent climate change!

Install New Eco-Friendly Appliances & Plumbing Fixtures

  • Showerheads
  • Toilets
  • Sink faucets
  • Washing machines

One of the best ways homeowners can make their plumbing more eco-friendly is by installing new appliances. Newer plumbing fixtures are more efficient than their older counterparts and are designed to use less energy and less water.

A shower is a place where a lot of water gets wasted in most homes. Installing a low-flow showerhead can help to drastically reduce water usage for a home. Low flow showerheads are designed to use less water without sacrificing water pressure.

The kitchen sink or bathroom sink is another area of the home where homeowners may be wasting water if they are not careful. Installing a new touchless sink faucet or low-flow sink faucet can also reduce water usage. Touchless faucets have the additional benefit of preventing the spread of germs.

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Good Water Conservation Habits

Being mindful of good water conservation habits can help homeowners ensure that they are not being wasteful in their day-to-day lives. Whenever possible, homeowners should try to minimize the water used for daily cleaning and grooming. While washing hands, washing dishes, and using the sink, the faucet should be shut off whenever possible between tasks.

Taking long showers or leaving the faucet running while cleaning dishes are two ways that homeowners often waste water. For the most water savings, homeowners should opt for short showers and turn the showerhead off while shampooing or shaving. Taking long showers can be even more wasteful of water than taking baths.

 

 

Be Careful About What Gets Flushedflush

Flushing the wrong thing down the toilet can clog the drain and even pollute the ocean. As a general rule, homeowners should never use the toilet as a trashcan. The only thing meant to be flushed down the toilet drain is toilet paper and human waste. Homeowners should be mindful of what they are flushing down the toilet.

Trash items should always be disposed of in the trashcan. Some people get into the bad habit of throwing trash in the toilet and flushing it rather than using a trashcan. This can waste multiple gallons of water with each unnecessary flush, racking up water bills and wasting resources. Flushing medications and other inorganic materials down the toilet can also pollute the ocean and other bodies of water.

About Marc Francis Plumbing

Marc Francis Plumbing is dedicated to the safety and health of their neighbors in Johnson City, TN. Their team of friendly plumbers is available 24/7 for emergency plumbing services, and they offer fast turnarounds and always leave homes clean and tidy. For a dependable, professional, and fully licensed plumbing service in Johnson City, TN, call Marc Francis Plumbing today!