5 Plumbing Technology Trends worth Giving a Second Look September 26 / 2015
Some trends like wearing socks with flip flops, parachute pants, Swatch watches, and grunge flannel were not meant to stand the test of time. While fashion trends may come and go and make you want to burn every picture you’re in from the 80s and 90s, plumbing trends can actually improve your comfort in your home and reduce energy costs. At Rooter Hero Plumbing, our plumbers stay on top of technological advances to ensure our customers are getting top-rated, sustainable plumbing options. Check out the latest trends in the plumbing industry. Could any of these improve your lifestyle and help you increase sustainability?
Drought conditions exist in many parts of the country, but for Californians the drought situation is worse than it’s ever been. In response to the emergency situation, many households are installing greywater systems. These systems recycle water from the shower and sink drains for other purposes such as flushing the toilet or watering landscapes. Greywater systems
not only save water but help homeowners save money on water costs. However, installing one of these systems is not something that can be done by watching a YouTube video. Only a licensed plumber with experience connecting these systems to should touch your system.
Do you need a new dishwasher? The latest dishwasher technology includes a wash cycle option that recycles rinse water. This simple feature can reduce water usage by as much as 700 gallons a year. Not all dishwashers offer this feature, so make sure you do your research and shop around.
Smart Irrigation Systems
How many times has your sprinkler system gone off when a thunderstorm rolled through? Seems like a major waste of water, right? Well, new home automation technology keeps an eye on the forecast for you and will turn your irrigation system off based on local weather report information. How’s that for smart technology?
Touch-free Toilets Improve Comfort
Looking for ways to make using the toilet a more comfortable and germ-free experience? Technological advances such as heated seats are great, but what many homeowners are raving about are touch-free toilets. These toilets flush with the wave of your hand and their lids even shut touch-free.
Luxury Showering Options
You don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars a night at a fancy hotel or visit the spa to have an amazing shower experience. Today’s faucet technology gives consumers a variety of options for luxury while reducing water usage. Low-flow showerheads use less water per minute, but do not sacrifice comfort. And, many low-flow showerheads are quite affordable for the average homeowner. At Rooter Hero Plumbing, our advice is to skip the fashion trends and invest in new plumbing technology. Not only will it improve your comfort, but it will save you money in utility costs and add value to your home should you decide to sell in the future. Call your Rooter Hero Plumbing pros today to learn more about all the latest technology available!