If you are experiencing low water pressure, water that isn’t fit
to drink or similar plumbing issues in your Irvine home, it may be time
to have some repiping done. When you do, consider going green with your
plumbing so you can reduce your carbon footprint as you make improvements
on your home.
Use PEX Piping
Copper has a beautiful look to it and has been relied on for years when
it comes to plumbing homes and businesses. Yet it can also carry things
that PEX is resistant to, forcing you to treat your water, but also releasing
toxins into the environment. PEX is also more affordable than copper,
so it helps you to put more money into bigger items instead of putting
more into your pipes.
Hire a Repipe Expert
There is a difference between a repiper and a plumber. If your Home Owners
Association has had experience with this problem in your community, you
may be able to find a Home Owner Association recommended repiper that
has already worked in your area with proven results.
A plumber isn’t going to be concerned about anything but the plumbing,
but a repiper is going to be the one making your house look the same or
better than it was when they got there. They take care of every element
of the repair, including replacing the drywall they need to remove with
surgical precision. That doesn’t just save you money. It reduces
waste in the form of supplies and energy. You can even save on pollutants
in the air from gas fumes because your repipers do this every day for
a living and won’t require as many trips as a plumber on top of
a carpenter, on top of a drywall repair person.
Install Green Elements
There are a lot of ways you can use your plumbing fixtures and appliances
to go green. Just a few of them are listed below.
Install a tankless water heater – Instead of keeping water hot all the time and wasting energy,
a tankless water heater only uses energy when you need hot water. It heats
up the water as it circulates when you turn the hot water on with a faucet
or washing machine.
Use aerators – By using spouts that have aerators, you end up using less water.
The air in the water makes it feel as if you are using the same amount,
so you may not even notice a difference.
Install a low flush toilet – A low flush toilet requires less water to flush. If you can’t
afford to install a low flush toilet right now, you might consider placing
a few bricks or a gallon jug of water in your existing toilet tank to
fool the floater into thinking the tank is full with less water.
Talk to your repiper about more options when it comes to conserving energy
with your plumbing. In the long run, having your Irvine house repiped
can save you money and reduce your carbon footprint at the same time.