For those who don’t know, plumbing retrofit can be a fairly inexpensive project that will save you a lot of money in the long run. Whether your building is residential, commercial, or industrial, 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% less water. Not only will you be doing the earth a favor, you’ll be saving up to 20% 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 building because older toilet tanks hold up to 18L of water. When these are flushed out and refilled many times a day, it’s no wonder water costs so much! New toilets have a much smaller tank, many with dual-flushing options so that users can choose how much water is needed.
Another water and money saver is ecofriendly shower heads. Older shower heads can use more than 40L of water for each shower. New technology can offer a water saving of up to 65%. At the same time, you will use less hot water. The result is 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 use up to half as much water as usual from these faucets. Additionally, adding on/off sensors to your faucets will ensure water isn’t 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. However, while some homeowners may be capable of installing new faucets and toilets on their own, it’s not a good idea. At the very least, you should get a professional’s opinion of how your particular bathroom can be best 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 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 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 and increase your building’s value, give us a call today for a free quote!