2 Ways To Modernize Your Plumbing System


Modern plumbing systems have several advantages over traditional ones. Modern systems tend to be more efficient, safe, and convenient than traditional ones. Below are three tips you can use to modernize your plumbing system. 

1. Make It Smart

Current technological advances have given the world smart devices and systems with many applications. Smart systems and devices connect to the internet and feature automated or remote control. Below are a few examples of smart plumbing systems.

Leak Detectors

Water leaks can damage your house in various ways. Catastrophic water damage is likely if leaks occur while no one is at home. A leak detector that connects to the internet will sense moisture and alert you, regardless of your location. That way, you can come home or send someone to plug the leak.

Smart Lawn Irrigation

Many struggle to balance the need for water conservation and adequate lawn watering. A smart sprinkler solves the problem. A smart sprinkler automates lawn watering so that your lawn gets just enough water—nothing more. Smart watering is also convenient because it maintains your lawn's lush status even while you are away.

Smart Toilets

Lastly, smart toilets with different functions can also enrich your bathroom experience. For example, some smart toilets automatically flush once you get off the toilet seat. Other smart toilets clean themselves automatically, and others feature heated seats.

2. Install Efficient Fixtures and Appliances

Modern plumbing fixtures and appliances are incredibly energy and water efficient. Below are a few examples of such fixtures and appliances.

Low-Flush Toilets

A toilet's flush capacity is the volume of water it uses per flush. Modern toilets use little water but still manage to produce efficient flushes. Some toilets use power or pressure to ensure the low water volume still produces a clean flush.

Energy-Efficient Water Heaters

Efficient water heaters heat the same volume but consume less energy than inefficient water heaters. For example, tankless water heaters tend to be more efficient than tank systems since the former heat water upon demand. Tank systems lose heat and energy as the water in the tank cools over time.

Low-Flow Showerheads

Lastly, install efficient showerheads that clean without wasting water. One option is a showerhead that mixes the water with air to produce a mist-like spray. Another is a showerhead incorporating a flow restrictor that allows you to control water flow based on your needs.

The above are just two examples of modernizing your plumbing system. For example, you may also need to replace the pipes, depending on their condition. Contact a plumbing contractor to evaluate your plumbing system and suggest further modernization measures.


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