There may not seem to be much change in the plumbing world. Despite the advances in technology, some aspects of plumbing have remained the same for thousands of years, such as the flow of water and air management. Plumbing industry changes are inevitable, but you’d be wrong if you believed that never changes. Many different things happen in plumbing all the time. However, the plumbing industry has successfully provided homeowners with better options, products, and services after undergoing many technological advancements. Even walking into a home improvement store can surprise you with the plumbing options available.
The following list highlights some of the most significant changes that happened last year:
1. Green Living
It is beautiful to see that the term “green” has transcended mere fads over the last few decades. Green plumbing solutions and products can reduce environmental impact without sacrificing the level of comfort every homeowner has become accustomed to.
Today, about 45% of plumbing retailers offer “green products.” Even today’s professional plumbers are consciously recommending these products to their clients due to the benefits they can deliver.
How does green living affect our lives? An average household can save around 700 gallons of water each year by using a green dishwasher. This is accomplished through more efficient use of the rinse water used during the wash process. Having automatic sprinkler systems saves water while keeping your lawn healthy.
It’s no secret that there is a high demand for green living products among plumbing contractors.
2. Touchless Plumbing Fixtures
The popularity of touchless fixtures is another trend in the plumbing service. The typical use of these is in commercial buildings, but, as of late, you can find them in residential constructions also. Motion sensors in plumbing fixtures allow them to understand when to turn on and off the water. Unlike traditional institutions, these new fixtures are easier to keep and do not cost much more than the originals.
3. Tankless Water Heaters
The fact that tankless water heaters have been around for a significantly long time may surprise you. Unbeknownst to most of us, these types of water heaters first gained prominence through commercial installations. Until recently, tankless water heaters were temporary fixtures in many homes. Due to its ability to deliver hot water at any time, these water heaters are sometimes called on-demand water heaters. Additionally, they have anti-scald features to safeguard users. Sinks and showers can be fitted with it.
4. Self-Cleaning Devices
Do you like the idea of self-cleaning toilets? Cleaning off dirt and grime from the toilet is probably not a pleasant experience for many homeowners. In this regard, self-cleaning toilets made of tablets hooked up to the tank or the bowl are among the most popular plumbing trends. It eliminates the hassle of scrubbing the toilet ever again when installed on the refill valve. The potential for the advancement of this type of technology is evident in the not too distant future.
5. Recycling GreyWater
The grey water that comes from your bathroom sinks, showers, tubs, and washing machines is gently used water. There is no contact with feces, either in the toilet or while washing diapers. In greywater, dirt, food, grease, hair, and certain household cleaning products may be present. Irrigation water from greywater is safe and even beneficial, even though it may appear “dirty.”
Greywater is becoming increasingly appreciated to flush toilets and serve other household needs. Professionally installed greywater systems can save homeowners significant amounts of money. However, plumbers are certified to install these types of systems.
Are there any trends in plumbing that you are interested in?
Which plumbing trends are the most beneficial for you? The plumber you hire should be trained specifically in its installation and licensed. So when you are looking for new trends to add to your home.