For those not in the know, plumbing retrofit can be a fairly inexpensive project that will save you a lot of money in the long run. Whether a residential home or a commercial or industrial building, these small but effective plumbing changes can save you a lot of money.
Unless your home or building has been built in the last couple of years, the chances of it already having modern, water efficient plumbing are low.
Why Bother With Plumbing Retrofit?
Plumbing retrofit means replacing your old plumbing fixtures with new ones that will immediately start saving you money. As technology increases in all areas of our lives, plumbing is definitely not falling behind. There are many bathroom fixtures that have the capability of using up to 20 percent less water. And apart from doing the earth a favour, you could be saving up to 20 percent on your water bill each month as well – if not more.
What Should You Retrofit?
One of the largest money and water-savers plumbing retrofit can provide is when it comes to new toilets. Toilets often use the most water in the home or any office building, as older toilet tanks hold up to 18L of water – flushed out and refilled many times per day. New toilets have a much smaller tank, and have dual flushing options, allowing the ‘flusher’ to choose how much water they need.
Another water and money-saver is ecofriendly shower heads. Older showerheads can use more than 40L of water each time one person showers. New technology can offer a water saving of up to 65%. At the same time, you will use less hot water, resulting in savings on your energy bills each month as well.
Last but not least, both bathroom and kitchen faucets could do with a modern touch. By installing faucet aerators, you will save up to 50% water that is run through these faucets. As well, adding on/off sensors to your faucets will eliminate the chance of water being left running when not in use.
Do I Need to Hire Professionals?
Some people may believe that plumbing retrofit is an easy task and that they can do it themselves. And while some home owners may be capable of installing new faucets and toilets on their own – it’s a good idea to at least get a professional’s opinion of how your particular bathroom can best be retrofitted. In commercial and industrial properties with many bathrooms and faucets throughout, the sheer size of the task may be overwhelming.
Also keep in mind that a proper retrofit will increase the value of your home or building – if it’s done correctly.
At POM Plumbing, our experienced and certified team has years of experience in all sizes of plumbing projects from residential to commercial plumbing and industrial plumbing. We have helped hundreds of clients save both money and water every month by designing a modern, ecofriendly plumbing system. If you’re looking to save money while increasing the value of your home, give us a call today for a free quote!