What Are The Benefits of Low-Flow Plumbing Fixtures?

Posted on February 8th, 2019 by Matthew

If you are looking to make this the year you conserve water, we are here to help! Besides taking shorter showers, turning the water off while you brush your teeth, and letting the yellow mellow, there is one major thing you can do to help you conserve some significant water — and that’s to go low-flow! Your toilet, showerhead, and faucet could all be wasting more money than you realize, so here are the benefits of switching your fixtures to updated, low-flow devices:

a low-flow shower head

Low-Flow Toilets

You may have no idea that you have different toilet flow options, from low-flow to ultra-low-flow toilets, these fixtures have been designed to use half the amount of water than your standard toilet. Though there have been some issues with these toilets clogging more than usual, more modern models have eliminated that issue. Another bonus: due to having a wider passage, many of these low-flow fixtures now clog less. Saving you water and money on plumbing repairs.

Low-Flow Shower Heads

You might love your high-pressure showers, especially if you have a full head of thick hair, but your water bill and the earth do not. A good low-flow shower head will have half the  flow of your current fixtures. You also have options:

  • Lamar-flow: these fixtures form streams provide more accurate temperature control.
  • Aerating: A mix of water and air — these provide a misty spray, while increasing steam and moisture;  for not so humid climates.

Faucet Options

Older faucets are also another huge source of water waste, as newer models are  designed to ensure that you are not wasting water; whole replacement isn’t even necessary. In fact, an aerator can do the job, too. This little and easy fix can be added to almost any faucet with ease

Well, what are you waiting for? The longer you don’t install these fixtures, the more water you waste. Give the expert at Scott Hale a call today!

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