When it comes to your home’s plumbing system, you probably don’t think very much about how water effectively flows into or out of your living space. In fact, you probably aren’t even aware that plumbing has come a long way since the advent of toilets, showers, and sinks as standard fixtures in the average home.
The fact of the matter is, however, that plumbing is changing each year. New innovations include plumbing installations available for you to purchase, as well as plumbing methods to help you save money when you need professional plumbing services in Englewood, CO. We’d like to share with you just a few ways you can upgrade your plumbing system to improve the aesthetic appeal of your home and your water conservation efforts.
1. Hands-Free Plumbing
You’re probably quite familiar with automatic sinks—this is something that is seen in most malls and other commercial buildings throughout the country nowadays. It may surprise you to learn that they have a place in residential buildings now, too. Many homeowners are opting for automatic sinks for two reasons—it eliminates the transfer of germs, and it’s great for homeowners who like the minimalist effect.
2. More Effective Repiping Material
Ideally, you’d never have to repipe a section of your plumbing. Unfortunately, though, it’s an unavoidable situation for many homeowners—particularly those who live in aging residences. Copper piping has been the traditional choice for this service, but we’ve now found that PEX (crosslinked polyethylene) piping stands the test of time even better, and for a lower cost.
PEX piping is flexible—this means it can curve as needed to fit around corners and move in different connections—sometimes even allowing for less material and supplies. This could equate to lower installation costs for you, plus it reduces the chance that your pipes will spring a leak through corrosion or some other type of damage.
3. High Efficiency Water Heater
Technology is improving each and every year, providing us with high-efficiency appliances that allow us to save considerable money on energy costs. This includes any type of water heater you might purchase on the market today.
Even today’s traditional storage-tank water heaters are more efficient than those of the past, but that’s not your only option. You may choose to go the tankless root, which affords you many benefits. For instance, a tankless system takes up less room in your home. Tankless water heaters also heat water up on demand, so you aren’t wasting hot water that may never get used.
Plumbing Innovations Don’t Stop There
One more innovation that has graced the plumbing world is trenchless technology, which allows our professional plumbers to replace a compromised pipe underground without digging a giant and disruptive trench in your yard.
Trenchless technology is most often used for sewer lines or pipes of a large diameter. This can also be used for pipe relining, a process in which involves a single hole dug in your yard, a camera, and hydraulic equipment to perform.
Whatever your plumbing needs may be, you can count on Aurora Plumbing Company for the job. Contact us today for professional services!