When you think of the plumbing in your home you may have visions of leaky rust-stained pipes dripping endlessly in a cavernous basement. This is what many of us grew up with. However, the plumbing industry has advanced more than what most of us would imagine, with earth-friendly systems, technological novelties, and unique conservation methods.
There is no industry that has not been affected by the “green” movement and plumbing is no exception as water wasted is one of the biggest conservation issues.
You don’t usually think much about plumbing until something goes terribly wrong. If you have any problem or consider replacing some of your pipes or fixtures or even your water heater, or the garbage disposal system; it’s not a bad idea to check on what technology has to offer. As companies compete with each other they research and create new technologies all the time. Even fixtures like your kitchen sink or bathroom pipes are the subjects of research on a regular basis.
Technology comes up with new things, but there are some latest developments that are catching people’s interest. One of them is the epoxy pipelining. This is a new trend in repair. When a pipe has worn out and has started developing it is usually replaced. With epoxy pipe lining instead of replacing a pipe the plumber sandblasts the inside of the pipe to remove corrosion and rusting; then fills it with an epoxy lining that seals it and makes it as good as new. Today you find new types of sinks with an extra filtered tap for drinking water, and tankless water heaters that give you continuous hot water but are energy-efficient.
Green has been the buzz word for some time now. Even when it comes to the plumbing industry you can see green plumbing products and solutions that are intended to lessen environmental impact without necessarily reducing the amount of comfort that every homeowner has grown accustomed to. Plumbing technology focused on green living has become an industry standard with most plumbing retailers carrying “green products.” Even modern professional plumbers have become aware of the many benefits that these products can deliver that they are consciously recommending them to clients.
Green living technology has created a good impact on plumbing technology. Imagine a green dishwasher helps an average household save around 700 gallons of water each year. This has been possible by using the rinse water used during the wash cycle more efficiently. Sprinkler systems can now be automatically turned on and off to save water, but still, keep your lawn in great shape.
Many plumbing contractors say that the demand for green living products is quite high. In fact, there is a renewed appreciation for the recycling of greywater so that it can be used to flush toilets and service other areas of the home. When professionally installed, these greywater systems will help homeowners save significant amounts of money. Always remember that plumbers must be specifically trained to install these types of systems.
One of the growing trends in the plumbing industry is the popularity of touchless plumbing fixtures. These are found normally in commercial buildings, but as of late they are slowly finding high demand in many residential constructions. These plumbing fixtures rely on motion sensor technology to know when water should be turned on or off. The great thing with these plumbing fixtures is that compared to old standards, they require less maintenance and the price difference is not high.
Tankless water heaters have been used for a substantially long time now. These types of water heaters first made its way into the market via commercial installations. It was only a few years ago that tankless water heaters became permanent fixtures in many homes and comes with an anti-scald feature to protect users. It can be installed on sinks or showers.
Many homeowners do not relish the thought of bending over the toilet and scrubbing out dirt and grime. This is why one of the most welcomed plumbing trends is the self-cleaning toilet that makes use of tablets that are hooked to the tank or bowl. Installing it to the refill valve takes away the worry of having to scrub the toilet ever. There is no doubt that this type of technology will become even better in the not so distant future.
New and exciting plumbing technologies will be coming out in the near future and it’s always good to know what they are. Be wise about your choices, but know all your options. Even if you don’t want to upgrade right away it’s still a good idea to stay up on what’s new. When you know your options you can make better choices when you need repairs or upgrades, or perhaps if you’re having a new home built.
Katy’s Plumbing can handle all your plumbing need from a severely clogged drain, gas leak detection, water heater repair, Garbage disposal or scheduling a routine maintenance service, our highly-trained plumbers with advanced techniques, including trenchless sewer repair, and cutting-edge technology provides you with superior plumbing services, every time. We work 24 x 7 to provide emergency plumbing services at any time of day or night, including holidays.
Call us today at (713) 231 9307 or mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your plumbing problems and have one of our experts inspect the issue as soon as possible. Make sure to visit our website at http://www.waterkaty.com/