If you are planning a major home renovation or flipping a commercial property, do not forget to consider good plumbing options that will not only make life easier but will also add value to your property and save you money from constant maintenance in the long-run. Plumbing upgrades can range from getting new kitchen and bathroom fixtures to adding whole house water filtration and transitioning to grey water plumbing. New upgrades are also designed to be more cost and energy-efficient as well as have less impact on the environment, reducing your eco-footprint. Since most plumbing fixtures are located underground and behind walls, it’s best to have your plumbing upgraded as you do your property renovation. Otherwise, you can easily call your local plumber to discuss easy plumbing upgrade options.
Grey Water Plumbing
Greywater plumbing uses greywater instead of clean water in flushing toilets or watering your garden. Greywater is uncontaminated water which comes from your kitchen and your shower, therefore safe to recycle and use for flushing toilets or cleaning your backyard. Not only does this lower your water bill, but it also helps you save on natural resources. Aside from greywater, using rainwater to flush toilets, water your garden or wash your car is also a good plumbing practice. Call a licensed plumber to have a tank set up to collect rainwater and pipes connected to your toilet and for backyard use.
Whole House Water Filter
Upgrading to a Whole House Water Filter will ensure clean water wherever you get your water from. The filter purifies your water by removing the toxins and other bacteria on your water before they are released to your taps, showers and toilets. Having a whole house water filter also means that you have If you are someone particular with cleanliness, you will feel more at ease if you use a whole house water purifier since you are sure to use clean water to wash your face or brush your teeth.
A Dual Flush Toilet is an efficient mechanism to manage toilet waste. This toilet upgrade is designed to consume less water by having two flush options for liquid waste and solid waste. An ordinary toilet only has one flush that regardless of the volume or the type of waste, will let release the same amount of water to flush the waste down the drain. In a dual flush toilet, there’s a separate flush button or handle to flush liquid waste and solid waste. Since liquid waste requires less water to be flushed, a dual toilet typically has a small button for this option. On the other hand, a dual toilet will allocate a bigger button to flush solid waste since this requires more volumes of water to be pushed down the drain.
Tankless/ Instant Water Heater
Get a Tankless Water Heater the next time you upgrade your hot water system. Tankless water heaters cost less than traditional hot water systems with tanks because tankless water heaters require less to operate and maintain. A gas or electric water heater instantly converts the cold water running through your pipes to hot water before they are released in your shower or your tap. Unlike hot water systems which makes use of large tanks, a tankless water heater is not dependent on the amount of water stored and heated on the tank. Not only won’t you need a big space to store your tankless water heater, but you can also make sure that you won’t run out of hot water in the middle of a shower which occasionally happens if you use up the heated water on your storage tank.
Getting a plumbing upgrade is always an investment because this means gaining a better experience from the new and improved ways of how things were done before. With improved efficiency designed to be more user-friendly as well as eco-friendly, these plumbing upgrades are not only safer to use but promotes green or sustainable plumbing as well. When getting a plumbing upgrade, make sure to leave it to the professionals to ensure the quality and safety of the installation.
Discuss your upgrade plans with The Plumbing and Gas Guys to choose from plumbing options that are convenient and suitable for the property. We can also source the latest plumbing fixtures and accessories from trusted local and international plumbing supplies. For hot water system upgrades, we supply and install tankless and with tank electric, gas, solar and heat pump hot water systems. Our inventory also especially features an energy-efficiency star-rating system to help in your decision and make the purchase easier.