Eco-Friendly Bathroom Ideas for Water Conservation in 2020
Many people see a new year as a fresh start. It’s a time to start of that gym membership you’ve been thinking about, or maybe you’re ready to try a solely vegetarian diet. If you’d like to do your part in evolving your bathroom into a more eco friendly, water-efficient then you’ve come to the right place! At C & L Plumbing Supply, we carry everything you could ever need in order for your water saving remodeling project to go off without a hitch. We’ve compiled the best options for water saving in the new year. As always, choose C & L Plumbing as your go-to source for all things plumbing.
Focus on Saving Water
The top trend for the new decade may not be too noticeable, at least on the surface, but it holds so much importance that it should be something in every homeowner’s mind. That, of course, is saving water. In general, a single person uses anywhere from 80-100 gallons of water per day. A family of four, then, would potentially use about 400 gallons of water during a single day, or 2,800 gallons in a single week. That’s a sobering thought, isn’t it? You’ll be happy to learn that there are options available for homeowners, especially those in the Southwest region.
Naturally, most of the water usage that goes on in a home takes place in the bathroom. Be it for showering, using the toilet, or brushing one’s teeth, water tends to run as we prepare to tackle the day. Water bills may be reaching astronomical heights. Water is not an infinite commodity but changing the way the world works is, well, a herculean task. Thankfully, you can make small changes in your own life that will benefit you and your family. A small change in one’s home can have a large impact. Who knows, perhaps your friends and family may notice your eco friendly, water saving stance and get inspired to use water in a smarter way.
Now, this entire paragraph was a long winded way to say that you can start off your bathroom remodeling project by focusing on creating a more effective and efficient system. Best of all, you won’t have to completely overhaul your bathroom in order to save on water usage. You can make small changes, such as changing your faucet, in order to see tangible benefits firsthand.
Simple, Yet Effective: The Benefits of a Low-Flow Faucet Aerator
The first entry in this list is the humble aerator. This addition goes on your faucet’s mouth and will basically produce a lower pressure flow. That’s all it takes! Simply attach the aerator to your faucet and you’ll stop using as much water as before, all without cutting down on any benefits. You can even add an aerator to your kitchen faucet, as well.
If you’d like to take it to the next level, however, you could always choose to replace your actual faucet, or even your entire bathroom sink. There are countless low-flow faucet options available that tie beauty and eco friendliness in one clean package. That term, low-flow, is one that will continue to pop up throughout this blog. Let’s keep going!
Tackling Your Shower’s Water Overuse
As you can imagine, we use a lot of water when we shower. Even a seven minute shower can account for many gallons of used water. If you’d like to shower in a more eco friendly way, then consider a low-flow shower head. This is yet another easy replacement; simply replace your current shower head with a low-flow option and presto! You’ll be reaping the rewards in no time. If you want to take it to the next level, you could even remodel your entire shower.
Energy Efficient Toilets for a Greener Future
Next to the shower, the toilet uses a lot of water. Approximately four gallons of water are used every time you flush, but you can cut that by upwards of 70% by replacing your toilet with a low-flush option. Other options, such as dual flush toilets and pressure assist toilets, also provide many water-saving benefits for environmentally-conscious homeowners.
Take Your Bathroom to the Next Level with C & L Plumbing’s Help
The hardest part of making a change is taking the first step towards that change. Saving water may be something that’s been in the back of your mind for months, or even years! As daunting as it may seem, we want to let you know that we’re here to help. Visit C & L Plumbing, Inc. to take a look at all we have to offer. We carry high-quality products for DIY homeowners and professional plumbers alike, so what you see in our inventory is what experienced bathroom remodelers use. You can achieve the water-efficient bathroom (or bathrooms) you’ve been dreaming of having, all it takes is a little push to get started! We’re here to help, give C & L Plumbing, Inc. a call today!