Jun 16, 2022
“Water is the essence of life,” as they say, and this could not be any more true. It is the ultimate source of refreshment and cleanliness. We drink glasses of water, wash our hands, and clean our dishes and laundry. Our home lifestyle relies heavily on H2O, yet unknowingly, we take it for granted. In an era where resource depletion becomes more worrying than ever, sustainably utilizing our water is of utmost importance in our household living. Yet, how can we save our water supply with our existing plumbing system? For today’s blog entry, we will discuss the impactful ways you can do to make your plumbing system more sustainable in the long run.
Using a faucet may be as simple as turning it clockwise or counterclockwise, but it may be more complicated. Not all faucets release water at the same rate and quantity. If anything, they may be releasing more water than you need. Hence, plumbers recommend low-flow faucets, showers, and built-in water valves to bring the flow to a more optimal and substantial volume. In addition, we also suggest monitoring your plumbing’s water pressure using a water meter such as this one. But this not only monitors the water moving within your pipes.
Even if you could control the water flow in your plumbing, some other factors hidden deep within your pipes may also waste water unnecessarily. Among them are water leaks from cracked pipes or loose connections, and most of them are located behind walls and ceilings, making them difficult to pinpoint and go unnoticed until stains begin appearing.
One way to spot a potential leak before it worsens is to check out your water meter. Firstly, turn off the entire water supply in your home. Once you have shut off everything, go to your water and notice how the meter begins to change. Write down the initial numbers, wait about two hours, and check again. If there is no change in the numbers, then there is a chance that a leak is happening somewhere within your household. To ensure this, contact your plumber, who will assist you in finding and repairing the leak.
Most Filipino households contain water tanks that store water for homeowners to utilize. They collect water either from pumped groundwater or from the network of water supply systems provided by companies such as Manila Water and Maynilad. However, few homeowners have opted for a more sustainable and recent technology that gets its water supply from the rain.
Groundwater is a highly depletable resource, especially in dense and urbanized areas where water usage is high. Sourcing water from more systemic supply systems is a bit more reliable, but one must also prepare their households from unexpected interruptions due to maintenance and supply issues. In residences that receive frequent rainfall, homeowners take advantage of the climate by collecting rainwater and letting it enter a filtration system to make it safe for potable use.
Arguably, bathroom toilets consume more water than any part of your home’s plumbing system. Regular toilets use over five to six liters of water in flushing. Hence, in recent years, innovations in technology have helped toilets use less water while effectively flushing down waste. At AllHome, not only do we provide such water-saving toilets, but they also are engineered with the latest sanitary technology.
This water closest model by TEUER is consummate in almost every level, with features including a built-in wash nozzle, adjustable water temperature & pressure, heated seating, and a dryer mechanism. The best part is that this brand is found exclusively at AllHome!
Much like your water closet, the faucets of your sink and shower areas also utilize a considerable amount of water, almost 8 liters per minute on average, to be precise. While there are more personal measures to take to conserve water such as turning off the running water when not in use and monitoring wasteful drips, it is also essential to invest in a faucet that conserves your H20 well, and AllHome is fortunate to supply you with just that.
We are a proud supplier of faucets by Kohler, a leading company in bathware items. For instance, this Kohler Taut Pin Mixer Lavatory Faucet is designed with simplicity and functionality in mind and has an eco-flow of over two to four liters of water per minute, almost half the amount of regular faucets!
And there you have it! These are just some of the many ways you can make your plumbing and water systems sustainable and eco-friendly. While it is commendable for families to adopt more modern technologies and tools to achieve their goals of a more environmentally sound lifestyle, it is easy to forget how it is still our own responsibility in the end. No amount of fancy appliances and upgrades can replace the simple but still effective steps of saving water, minimizing our use, and so much more. The planet’s future is an extension of ours, and both rest in our hands.
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Thanks so much for reading, and once again, see you in our next entry! Until next time!