Should I fix my current faucet, or should I replace it with a water-conserving fixture?
I’ve heard the newest water-saving toilets don’t work well,
is that true?
Should I attempt to replace my current bathroom fixtures myself, or hire it done?
When it comes to plumbing questions, we know you face a variety of situations
throughout the year.
For many plumbing fixtures, they can be replaced in an hour or two, depending
on your level of experience and providing you have the proper tools and
supplies on hand. It all comes down to how much time you choose to dedicate
to doing your own home repair.
What is the pay back for water-conserving fixtures?
If your water comes from a municipal system, you’ll reap the rewards
fairly quickly. With some plumbing fixtures, you can save a substantial
amount of water in a very short period of time. If your water supply comes
from a well system, you will see savings both in the amount of water you
consume, and in the wear and tear on your pump.
Payback depends on how often you use your various plumbing fixtures throughout
the day. Reducing a toilet from 5 gallons to 1.6 gallons per flush can
save many gallons per day, especially for a larger family. Shower heads
and faucets can reduce the flow from 5 gallons per minute to 3 gallons
and less. Quickly do the math, and you can see your savings is substantial.
Talking about water conservation and actually implementing it are two different
things. If you aren’t sure where to start, have questions about
the best equipment, or just don’t have the time for installation,
your local plumber can help. They’ll provide all these services and more.