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Why Go Low Flow?

Ask an Orlando Plumber: Why Won't my Toilet Stop Running?When you really get into the intricacies of your home’s plumbing, you will soon realize that there is much to consider. One of the details of your plumbing that you should pay attention to is your fixtures.

When most people think of fixtures, they think of them from an aesthetic standpoint. While it is important to make your bathroom, kitchen, or any other part of your home look the way you want it to, it’s equally important to consider the flow. You might have heard about low-flow fixtures because they’re known to help the environment and save you money. Have you ever wondered how, though? We’re prepared to get into all the details because we specialize in plumbing in Orlando, FL

What Are Low Flow Fixtures and Faucets?

Let’s start off by talking about exactly what low-flow fixtures and faucets are. These systems are water-saving plumbing fixtures designed to conserve water by having a lower flow rate of water per flush. Low-flow bathroom fixtures include toilets, showerheads, and faucets. 

The Benefits of These Systems

Now let’s get into what probably brought you to our blog today–the benefits of low flow fixtures and faucets. There are quite a few benefits. It’s why we recommend these faucets and fixtures to so many people. Here are the benefits of these systems:

1. Decreased Waste

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, older fixtures (like toilets) can use about 6 gallons of water per flush. This might not sound like much until you learn that low flow toilets use less than 1.5 gallons of water per flush. 

This means that you’re going to save yourself a considerable amount of water. This helps you and your bottom line and it also helps the environment. 

Don’t Fret!: We receive a bit of pushback from some homeowners because they’ve had negative experiences with low flow toilets in the past. We can assure you that low flush toilets of the past didn’t have the technology current models have. The new models on the market have the capability to create clog-free flushes. 

Energy Savings

You’re conserving energy when you’re conserving water. Let’s say you’re the type of person who likes to start off every morning with a hot shower. This means that energy is needed to heat the water, your water heater needs to perform to do this, and the water needs to travel through your plumbing system to your showerhead. This is all energy expended to start your shower. Using less water reduces the energy your system expends to work in your home.

Cost Savings

Who doesn’t want to save a little money? Owning a home can really get quite expensive. We’d all like a little relief on our wallet where we can find it. This is possible once you reduce the energy consumption in your home. When low flow fixtures start to save you water and energy, they’ll also save you money. 

Contact Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. today to schedule an appointment with our professionals. We care about the integrity of your home’s plumbing system. 

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