Posted By The Eco Plumbers 15 Jan. 2014
Being an eco-friendly plumbing company is about more than just driving an electric car or recycling the newspaper at work. It can also refer to personal habits and purchasing decisions within your personal life. By educating yourself on so-called ‘green products,’ you can make more informed and responsible purchases for your home.
One of the best ways to start green purchasing habits is to begin with buying eco-friendly plumbing products. Known in the past for dangerous chemical compositions and hazardous materials, plumbing products have begun to offer healthier and greener options. Here is a look at a few of the best eco-friendly plumbing products around.
Eco-Friendly Drain Cleaners
While the active ingredient in conventional drainer cleaners, sodium hydroxide, is not necessarily a pollutant to the environment, it is also not extremely healthy to come into contact with. With that being said, there are other options for those who are looking for safer alternatives around the house.
Try using one of the many enzymatic biological drain cleaners available on today’s shelves. These drain cleaners use enzyme mixtures and bacteria to do the same things the sodium hydroxide based cleaners do. You can also try other alternatives to using drain cleaners altogether, such as a drain snake or plunger.
When it comes to dish soaps, the eco-friendly minded person can again find alternatives to ordinary store soaps. Seventh Generation guarantees its soap to be free from phosphates and chlorine, as well as biodegradable. Other brands like Life Tree and Ecover offer smaller bottles with super-concentrated soap. Also, be on the lookout for products that do not use animal ingredients or test on animals. Plenty of options exist, so there is no reason not to choose green!
Eco-Friendly Water Faucets
Did you know that bathroom and kitchen sink faucets account for more than 15% of a home’s water use? By adding water-saving faucets, you can help the environment and decrease your water bill at the same time. Efficient faucets can actually help cut back or eliminate almost 30-40% of a faucet’s water use. Take a look at some of these faucets in each price range. There are many options available.
Another investment for the eco-friendly conscious person is a ‘green toilet.’ The average person is said to use 100 gallons of water each day, and around 30 of those gallons come from flushing toilets. High efficiency toilets can actually help cut back on up to 4,000 gallons of water usage each year. Plenty of companies offer eco-friendly toilet options, but some of the top names include Porcher, Toto, and Caroma. Buying a green toilet does require a financial investment on the front end, but the payoff will be seen for years to come.
For more helpful tips on how to implement eco-friendly plumbing products in your home, contact The Eco Plumbers.Whatever the job or question, we are ready to help 24/7. Our commitment is to provide our customers with prompt and professional service each and every time.
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