Recent Posts in Eco-Friendly Tips Category

  • How Often Should Your Sewer Lines Be Cleaned?

    Posted By The Eco Plumbers

    27 Nov. 2017

    The sewer lines in your home are just as important to your plumbing as your water input lines, and yet they receive very little attention often until it’s too late. A blocked sewer line can mean everything from backed up toilets and sink drains to a potentially damaged pipe unless you’re able to fix it quickly. Fortunately, you can prevent this problem by having your sewer lines ...
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  • How Do I Unclog My Kitchen Sink?

    Posted By The Eco Plumbers

    20 Nov. 2017

    Drains of all types are prone to clogging, but perhaps none more so than the one in your kitchen sink. Kitchen sink drains are heavily used for food disposal, which means everything from starches which expand when they get wet to fats which solidify when they cool off are tossed down the drain, where they can catch on the wall of a pipe and progressively turn into an obnoxious drain clog. However, ...
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  • Preventing & Thawing Frozen Water Lines

    Posted By The Eco Plumbers

    5 Jan. 2017

    One or more frozen pipes is an unfortunate possibility in areas that get very cold during the winter months. Since water expands when it freezes, metal or plastic pipes may burst when the water inside turns to ice. Typically, pipes most susceptible to freezing are those that are exposed to extreme cold, such as pipes in unheated interior areas and uninsulated outdoor pipes. If a pipe freezes, it ...
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  • 6 Steps to Prepare Your Home for Winter

    Posted By The Eco Plumbers

    7 Dec. 2016

    With winter comes the cold weather and frosty nights! While the season may be perfect for the way it enhances the holiday vibes, it can also cause various problems in the home, some of which relate to plumbing. Because our team at The Eco Plumbers would like to help you protect your home before problems arise, we have listed 6 steps you to prepare your plumbing for the winter season. 1. Fix Leaks ...
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  • How The Eco Plumbers Encourages YOU to Save Water!

    Posted By The Eco Plumbers

    13 Jan. 2016

    There are many things we can all do to save water on a daily basis. At Eco Plumbers, eco-friendliness isn't just something we practice for our customers and business, it's how we live. We are dedicated to making green choices in the office, on the job and in our personal lives. The importance of conservation is carried out in everything we do, and we want to pass that information on to our ...
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  • 4 Ways to Conserve Water This Holiday Season

    Posted By The Eco Plumbers

    9 Dec. 2015

    The holiday season is a wonderful opportunity to commune with friends, family, and loved ones. However, when you entertain holiday guests, it can be harder to maintain your eco-friendly lifestyle. You can still conserve water this season with a few simple tweaks to your routine. Use Kitchen Smarts Most of us use our kitchens more often during the holidays. Whether it's for prepping the holiday ...
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  • How the California Drought is Affecting Wildlife

    Posted By The Eco Plumbers

    23 Sep. 2015

    As days pass and the drought in California continues, homeowners, businessmen, and farmers are feeling the effects of the dryness and the water conservation policies. However, people are not the only ones suffering from the dry conditions. The wildlife in the area is also suffering to the point of endangerment. Here are just a few ways in which the wildlife in the area is changing, sometimes ...
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  • Eco Plumbers Help California During Drought With Niagara Stealth Toilets

    Posted By The Eco Plumbers

    12 Aug. 2015

    The drought in California is halfway into its fourth year, affecting residents with destructive wildfires and thirsty lawns. As of early August 2015, wildfires across the state have consumed 134,000 acres. Endangered species numbers dwindling and collapsing trees are just two of the ever-increasing side effects of the dry weather. Some farmers are switching to crops that don't require as much ...
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  • Top Outdoor Water Saving Tips for Summer

    Posted By The Eco Plumbers

    15 Jul. 2015

    Conserving water does not have to be hard or require sacrificing a beautiful yard or garden. While letting a sprinkler run and walking away is easy, it can lead to wasteful water use that drives up energy and water bills unnecessarily. Implementing conservation practices can have a positive impact while giving your yard the nourishment it needs to look its best. Try one or a few of these tips ...
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  • What is the Difference Between Low Flush and High Efficiency Toilets?

    Posted By The Eco Plumbers

    17 Jun. 2015

    Maybe you've been putting off investing in a high efficiency toilet because you've experienced the low flow toilets in some public restrooms. They just don't seem to have the power needed to get everything down at once. As a result, you're hitting the handle more than once or walking into a bathroom where toilets have been half flushed. It's a frustrating experience! Luckily, ...
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  • How Does Flushing Pharmaceuticals Affect Your Water?

    Posted By The Eco Plumbers

    10 Jun. 2015

    When it comes to properly disposing of prescription drugs and other pharmaceuticals, "out of sight, out of mind," might be most people's first instinct. Flushing expired or unwanted medications may seems like a quick and easy solution. Unfortunately, flushing is not an environmentally friendly choice, nor is it recommended by plumbers in Cape Coral. Here are several reasons not to ...
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  • 5 Ways to Make Your Plumbing Eco-Friendly

    Posted By The Eco Plumbers

    29 Apr. 2015

    People all over the world are constantly finding new ways to be comfortable in their homes without leaving a significant footprint on the environment. Solar panels and energy efficient appliances are commonplace in households nowadays. These products do a great job of reducing energy usage, but did you know you can make your plumbing systems eco-friendly as well? Eco plumbers offers eco-plumbing ...
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  • Earth-Friendly Practices for Families

    Posted By Eco Plumbers

    16 Apr. 2015

    Earth Day is fast approaching. Whether your family wears only personally-sheared, handspun wool or your best effort is ensuring the recycling gets done, there are always opportunities to expand your initiatives. While it feels like a cliché, there is truth in the sentiment that our kids are the future. Staying Eco-friendly starts with habits at home and teaching it to our children. Here are some ...
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  • How to Reduce Your Ecological Footprint When Travelling

    Posted By Eco Plumbers

    5 Mar. 2015

    Modern travelers want to explore the world without damaging it. There are many travel planning resources available that preserve the environment for the future. According to the World Tourism Organization, last year there were over 715 million international arrivals worldwide. This trend is making the travel industry the fastest growing industry in the world. How to Prepare for Travel Caring for ...
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  • Saving Green by Going Green: How Green Plumbing Can Help the Environment and Your Wallet

    Posted By The Eco Plumbers

    25 Feb. 2015

    Going green is a great choice for helping the environment, and there are so many ways to do it. By changing the way you eat, shop, travel, and even live in your home, you can make a significant impact. If you’re looking to build a green home or retrofit an existing one, you should consider green plumbing. Not only is it environmentally friendly, but it makes for a healthier home. Here are a ...
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  • Ways to Conserve Water at Home

    Posted By The Eco Plumbers

    19 Feb. 2015

    Water bills can be pretty steep in some areas. During summers or holidays when water consumption peaks, you may dread looking at how much you owe on utilities. With a few tips, you can conserve water use through more efficient habits and products. Use Sprinklers Wisely Adjust your sprinkler system to run at night and less often. Daytime evaporation can require more frequent sprinkler periods. Some ...
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  • Build Without Waste: Reducing Waste in Your Home Construction Project

    Posted By The Eco Plumbers

    29 Jan. 2015

    Once the holidays end, the winter blues can set in with a vengeance. Many people counteract them with home renovation and construction projects of various sizes. This is a good strategy but if homeowners aren’t careful, it could be wasteful. At The Eco Plumbers, we understand how a little waste eventually builds up and adversely affects the general environment. We want to show you how to be ...
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  • Less Stuff, Less Stress: 7 Things to Reduce In Your Home and How

    Posted By The Eco Plumbers

    21 Jan. 2015

    Receiving gifts is wonderful, but they also add to the clutter, the bills, and the general stress in your life. If you've resolved to make your home easier to live in this year or are simply feeling stressed after Christmas and New Year's, we at The Eco Plumbers will help. Here are seven things you can easily reduce in your home and how to do it successfully. Water Waste As plumbers, we ...
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  • 3 Easy Ways to Be Green Around Your House and Why It's Important

    Posted By The Eco Plumbers

    15 Dec. 2014

    Regardless of your thoughts on global warming, there are many great reasons to go green around your home. A very practical reason is that it saves a considerable amount of money over time. It also decreases the chance of our planet being overrun with waste in the foreseeable future. Landfills that currently exist are already overcrowded eyesores. Try being green in your house to see real ...
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  • Green Plumbing & An Explanation

    Posted By The Eco Plumbers

    3 Dec. 2014

    "Going green" is a popular phrase that sounds good to a consumer base. Much like the term "organic," though, it can have a variety of different definitions, especially in business. Green plumbing has become a popular branding concept for plumbing companies, but what does it mean? Going green is synonymous with environmental or "eco" friendliness. It means that a ...
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  • The Best Ways to Save Water

    Posted By The Eco Plumbers

    5 Nov. 2014

    Conserving water is not something people should only worry about because of cost or drought conditions. It's something everyone should worry about for the future of the planet. Saving water also saves energy, which helps America be more energy independent. So what are some simple ways to save water? Check your plumbing Ensuring faucets and pipes have no leaks prevents unnecessary water usage ...
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  • How do Waterless Urinals Work?

    Posted By The Eco Plumbers

    15 Oct. 2014

    With green appliances becoming more and more popular, many businesses and homeowners are choosing waterless urinals. These devices are more eco-friendly than conventional urinals, as they don’t use any water. They also save money, as flushing a urinal is more expensive in water cost than you might think. But how do waterless urinals work? Waterless urinals look about the same as conventional ...
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  • Unique Water-Saving Gadgets

    Posted By The Eco Plumbers

    7 Oct. 2014

    Water conservation is one of the most important ways we can contribute to the health of our planet. In spite of so many modern inventions, we waste more water than ever when we are at home. Fortunately, companies are designing more and more products to encourage water-saving habits, which makes it easier for each person to play their part. The Best Gadgets on the Market Numerous gadgets provide ...
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  • The Best Resources for Eco-Friendly News

    Posted By The Eco Plumbers

    14 Aug. 2014

    What appeared at first to be a trend or fad at the onset of the 21 st century has instead developed into a way of life for many individuals. If you are like so many other Americans interested in eco-friendly practices, green technology, and environmentally friendly causes, you are certainly aware that there are thousands - and maybe even millions - of resources floating around the internet. Where ...
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  • 5 Green Bathroom Ideas for the Eco-Friendly Homeowner

    Posted By They Eco Plumbers

    17 Jul. 2014

    We spend time in it every day of the week. Sitting on the holy seat, wading in the bathtub, washing our hands, faces-the bathroom gets some of the highest traffic compared to other rooms. This means it also makes up a high percentage of the utility bills. So shouldn’t it be your first priority when it comes to energy efficiency? Where do you start? What needs the most attention? It can be a ...
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