2019 Plumbing Advances
Much like digital technology, plumbing technology is evolving as well. These plumbing advancements are making homes cleaner, more comfortable, more cost effective and more environmentally friendly. The following are 2019 plumbing advancements we think every homeowner and business owner should know about.
Touch-Free Plumbing Fixtures
Disgusted by the reports of how much bacteria can be found on toilet flush handles and sink faucet handles? You’re not alone.
One of the new advancements are touch-free plumbing fixtures. Automatic faucets and automatic toilets are no longer just for commercial restrooms; these amenities are starting to become popular in homes now. Sensors are used to operate hands-free plumbing fixtures. This technology is attractive to homeowners because it maintains hygiene by limiting the spread of germs and bacteria. It also preserves water, enabling homeowners to be environmentally friendly, while simultaneously reducing their water bill.
Tankless Water Heaters
Everyone seems to be "going green," and plumbing is no different. There is a move towards plumbing that is more environmentally friendly. Given that energy-efficient products save cash by reducing water waste and consuming energy, this is a win-win for both customers and the environment. Going green today does not imply sacrificing in style, efficiency, or finance as these products are becoming more affordable than ever before.
Tankless water heaters are one of these green plumbing technologies that is making its way into the homes at an increasing rate. Tankless water heaters heat water as it is required for actual use instead of continually heating water in a big tank, which is wasteful. By only heating water on demand, tankless water heaters conserve considerably more energy than standard water heaters.
Another advancement is power flushing, which is also referred to as hydro jetting. This modern process is used to unclog drains that have serious blockage problems. Power flushing consists of the blasting of high pressured water through the drains and sewer lines. Much more efficient than snaking, hydro jetting is a great way to get those drains sparkling clean. No more smelly build up! No more clogs! Follow up with an enzyme-based drain cleaner to keep those pipes clean going forward.
Greywater systems are another advancement in green plumbing that benefits both people and the environment. People are seeking methods to preserve and reuse water more and more as they become aware of the scarcity of clean water and the processes required to purify water. Greywater systems enable individuals to reuse water from the shower, washing machine and sink. The greywater system purifies this water, which is already quite clean and has relatively very few pathogens.
Leak Defense Security Systems
One of the latest advancements that uses your smartphone to help you save money and save water is Flo by Moen, a smart home leak defense security system. These systems protect your home from leaks and water waste by monitoring your water use, alerting you if there is a hidden leak, a dripping faucet or shower head. This advanced plumbing tool makes it possible to turn off the water source at the point of the suspected leak even if you are not home, empowering home owners and business owners to save water and prevent water damage.
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Quick question & answer: What are the latest new plumbing advances?
Plumbing technology advancements make homes cleaner, more comfortable, more cost effective, and more environmentally friendly:
- Touch-free plumbing fixtures, like automatic faucets and automatic toilets
- Tankless water heaters
- Hydro jetting
- Greywater systems
- Smart home leak defense security systems