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Top 3 Water Saving Upgrades

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Find a local plumber in Duncan to save water!

The start of a new season is always a perfect time to assess your home's current plumbing system and think about upgrades. One popular option is to replace your current plumbing fixtures with new fixtures that will save you money on water expenses.

This is luckily quite easy. Whether you're in Duncan, Victoria, or Campbell River, all you have to do is find a local Vancouver Island plumber to make sure the job is done professionally, efficiently, and affordably. Well, that's what we're here for! Have a look at some of the water saving upgrades Plumbers 911's Vancouver Island network of professional plumbers can do for you:

Consider These Plumbing Upgrades To Conserve Water

Water Saving Shower Heads

ultra low-flow shower headDid you know that showering accounts for almost 17% of a North American home’s total water consumption? A typical shower can dispense as much as 2.5 gallons of water per minute, and that’s a lot! Licensed plumbers in Duncan can attest to this.

Replacing your shower heads is the easiest solution. Luckily, there are a lot of ultra-low flowing shower heads available in home improvement stores and plumbing supply shops. Our local plumbers can give you their professional opinion on the best low-flow shower head for your bathroom before you buy.

Low-Flow Faucet Aerators

low-flow faucet aeratorLow-flow bathroom and kitchen faucets have aerators that work to lessen the flow of water, while keeping the water pressure constant. If your current kitchen or bathroom faucet dispenses more than two gallons of water per minute, you should be concerned. Ideally, a faucet should only output a maximum of 1.5 gallons per minute.

If you have a high number of faucets in your home to be replaced and budget is a concern, even a small start can make a difference in your savings. Opt to replace two faucets at first, and then go on to replace the rest over the next several months. You can also find plumbing services in areas such as Duncan that offer promos or discounted offers for large projects or bulk fixture upgrades.

That includes commercial establishments! No matter the number of low-flow faucet aerators you need, the key is to find local commercial plumbers that will charge affordably.

Dual-Flush Toilets

dual flush toilet buttonMore and more bathrooms are being replaced with dual-flush toilets, which use no more than 1.28 gallons of water per flush. As we covered in an earlier article, these toilets have two buttons for flushing: one for flushing liquid waste, and the other for flushing solid waste. This way, you only use the amount of water that you need.

The dual-flush toilet is revolutionary and highly effective in saving water. In fact, dual-flush toilets are now required in all new buildings in BC. While this might sound more expensive than regular toilets, just remember the amount of money and water you will save in the long run.