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St. Patrick’s Day is a Perfect Time to Go Green With Eco-Friendly Plumbing Tips

3 Tips for Green Plumbing Habits 

As everything’s coming up green for St. Patrick’s Day, this seems a great time to remind people that going green can actually save green. Ecologically friendly habits often end up saving money because they conserve precious resources. This article shares a few tips that can help homeowners save money on their water bills as well as help save the planet.

Eco-Friendly Tip #1: Water Conserving Plumbing Fixtures

Water conservation is a focus of many modern plumbing fixtures. Installing a new toilet or shower head can pay for itself in the long run. A few examples of these water-saving plumbing fixtures are listed below.

  • Dual-Flush Toilet: This toilet has two buttons, one for a half flush and one for a full flush. This can save nearly a gallon of water with every flush.
  • Pressure-Assisted Toilet:  These toilets pack a wallop but still use less water than older traditional commodes.
  • Flow Restricting Shower Head: These shower heads often have a feature that increases the water pressure without actually using more water, producing a good shower with less water.
  • Touchless Faucets: These can be turned on and off with the swipe of a hand. This means less water is wasted.

Eco-Friendly Tip #2: Water Conservation Practices Save Money Too

Many simple habit changes can be used to conserve water and save money without purchasing all new fixtures. For years, ecologically and economically conscious people have been using several habits to help save money and the planet:

  • Turning off the faucet while brushing teeth
  • Turn off the water while shaving
  • Take shorter showers
  • Only use the dishwasher and washing machine for full loads of dishes or laundry
  • Don’t run the hose while washing the car
  • Turn off the sink between rinsing when washing dishes
  • Keep up with plumbing maintenance and check for leaky pipes

Eco-Friendly Tip #3: Don’t Flush Unflushable Items

Microplastics like the kind used in making disposable contacts have been found in fish. These things people dispose of but don’t know where they go are becoming serious environmental problems. The toilet is not a trash can and must not be used that way. The only thing that should be flushed down the toilet is toilet paper, and everything else should be disposed of in the garbage.

This is not just a long-term problem for oceans but can be a problem much closer to home. Putting the wrong thing in the toilet can cause buildup and clogs in a home’s sewer lines. These clogs can lead to burst pipes, leaks, or other expensive plumbing repairs that can waste water and raise the water bills. Flushing only human waste and toilet paper is better for a home’s plumbing, a homeowner’s wallet, and the oceans.

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