Current Trends in the Plumbing Industry
When people talk about plumbing, it is rarely that it is followed by the word technology. However, because of the many technological advancements we have experienced today, the plumbing industry has successfully offered homeowners with better products, services, and options. You can even be surprised with the plumbing choices that you have when you walk into a home improvement store. So what are the plumbing trends that may interest you?
Green has been the buzz word for a few decades now and it is great to see that it has gone beyond simply being a fad. 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 a sort of an industry standard with about 47% of plumbing retailers carrying “green products.” Even modern professional plumbers have become aware of the many benefits that these products can deliver to the point that they are consciously recommending them to clients.
So what is the impact of green living technology? Imagine how a green dishwasher helps an average household save around 700 gallons of water each year. This is made 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 reveal that the demand for green living products are quite high. In fact, there is renewed appreciation for the recycling of grey water so that it can be used to flush toilets and service other areas of the home. When professionally installed, these grey water systems will help homeowners save significant amounts of money. You must remember though that plumbers must be specifically trained to install these types of systems.
Touchless Plumbing Fixtures
Another one of the trends in the plumbing industry is the popularity of touchless plumbing fixtures. You normally find these in commercial buildings, but, as of late are slowly finding high demand in many residential constructions as well. 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 that substantial.
Tankless Water Heaters
You may be surprised considering that tankless water heaters have been used for a substantially long time now. However, what you might not know is that 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. Sometimes known as on-demand water heaters because of its ability to deliver hot water any time, it also comes with an anti-scald feature to protect users. It can be installed on sinks or showers.
How does a self-cleaning toilet sound to you? Am sure 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 better in the not so distant future.
How can you take advantage of these plumbing trends? You have to make sure that your plumbing contractor is specifically trained for its installation and is licensed. That is why your best choice is to call on Scott English Plumbing today to start getting these trends into your home.