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A Look At The Latest Plumbing Innovations
The last few years have seen several new advanced plumbing technology developments on both the consumer and contractor sides. Here are some of the latest plumbing technology improvements.
Leak detectors are perhaps the most interesting new plumbing technology for contractors and homeowners alike. Plumbers have been using these systems for a long time to find leaks without having to do invasive work on a customer’s home, reducing the costs on plumbing estimates for leak detection and remediation dramatically.
Leak detectors remove the need to pull up floorboards or cut holes in walls to find out where leaks are. Today, there are consumer-grade leak detection systems available that can be installed in areas where leaks are likely. These systems sound an alarm if a leak is detected, letting the homeowner get it fixed before it causes dampness or damage to their electrical systems.
Tankless Water Heaters
Tankless water heaters offer huge potential savings for homeowners. These water heaters work by warming up the water as it flows through the system, giving hot water on demand.
Tankless water heaters are a popular luxury because they mean homeowners can enjoy a hot shower or bath whenever they wish. They’re also relatively energy-efficient because they heat water only when it’s needed, instead of using energy to heat a tankful of water every time even a small amount of hot water is needed.
Homeowners who have large lawns and make use of sprinkler systems may benefit from installing smart irrigation systems to control those systems. A smart irrigation system can be used to activate and deactivate sprinklers based on the current weather conditions.
Some irrigation systems are Internet of Things (IoT) devices that can receive weather forecast information and change their behavior based on that. So, if the weather forecast predicts rain later that day, the sprinklers won’t trigger.
These systems can cut down on water use significantly, saving money and conserving water during times of drought.
Consumers are becoming increasingly environmentally conscious, and one area they’re paying attention to is wastewater. Graywater systems take water that’s unsuitable for drinking but not very unhygienic (for example, water that was used for washing dishes), and clean that water so it can be used for irrigation, flushing the toilet or other safe uses.
Graywater systems can’t be used to recycle water that’s been in contact with fecal matter, but they can still significantly cut down on water wasted from day-to-day tasks. They’re an effective home upgrade for anyone looking to make their lifestyle more sustainable.
Hot Water Recirculation
Hot water recirculation systems are often used in conjunction with tankless water heaters. Hot water recirculation keeps hot water moving through a building’s pipes so that hot water comes out instantly when a person turns on a tap.
If a property doesn’t have hot water recirculation, any hot water in the pipes will cool down over time. When someone turns on the hot water tap, that cold water will need to be flushed out of the pipes before hot water starts flowing. This causes water to be wasted.
Give Homeowners The Control They Want
If you’re interested in giving your clients the best options when it comes to new technology in plumbing systems, look into the above options and things like smart devices and Bluetooth controls.
Everything from washing machines to showerheads can be controlled using wireless technology, and energy or water usage can be tracked using apps. Today, we have more control than ever before over all aspects of our utility use.
Homeowners are looking for ways to control their water use, stay informed about the health of their plumbing systems, save money, and enjoy more comfort and convenience. The latest advanced plumbing technology delivers all those things.
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