Salt Lake City Office
963 Folsom Avenue
Salt Lake City, UT 84104-1130
At Whipple Plumbing, we’re here for more than just standard plumbing service. Apart from our HVAC and electrical services, we’re also here to provide assistance with any significant bathroom or kitchen remodeling your home might need.
One reason why some modern homeowners might remodel certain areas, particularly in the bathroom? To save water. Newer technologies allow for the same water comforts in the house with much less water usage, and this leads to both lower utility bills and a greener footprint. Here are a few basic remodels you can look at to save water.
Toilet usage accounts for roughly 40 percent of all residential water use, but there are several options out there today to replace conventional toilets. Low-flow and dual-flush toilets are just two of the options out there – both allow the user to use less water, sometimes with a choice based on what kind of objects need to be flushed.
Low-flow toilets use no more than 1.3 gallons of water per flush, a huge reduction on many standard toilets. Making this kind of move will significantly reduce water usage.
Toilets aren’t the only items in the bathroom that can be replaced to find more value from water. Faucets can be replaced with low-flow options as well, and you can also invest in aerator faucets – faucets with circular screened discs of metal that reduce overall water flow. Make any repairs you can on tiny leaks, as well as shower and tub valves, as a single continuous drip from any of these locations can lose you gallons of water per week.
The showerhead is yet another option that can be changed to low-flow. A standard showerhead averages about 4.5 gallons of water per minute, but a low-flow model drops this to about 2.5 gallons per minute – a family of four can save over 20,000 gallons per year without sacrificing that strong shower stream you need.
Interested in learning more about remodeling options to save water, or any of the plumbing services we can provide? Call us at Whipple Plumbing today.