You might think that plumbing has changed very little since toilets, showers, and sinks became standard fixtures in any home. But the fact of the matter is that plumbing is changing every single year. New innovations include plumbing installations available for you to purchase and plumbing methods that help you to save money when you need repair or repiping.
Contact your local plumbers to see what developments in plumbing technology they have to offer for your next plumbing service.
Trenchless technology allows plumbers to essentially replace a failing pipe underground without digging a giant trench in your yard. Typically used for sewer lines, or water pipes of a large enough diameter, there are two main methods of trenchless pipe repair. One is pipe bursting, which involves using a tool to break apart an old pipe while dragging a new pipe through.
More commonly, plumbers use pipe relining. Pipes can be coated with an adhesive that seals to the old pipe and works just as effectively as the old one, lasting several decades! All the plumber has to do is dig a single hole in your yard and use a camera and hydraulic equipment to accomplish the rest.
Hands-Free Plumbing Installations
You might picture automatic sinks as something you only find in commercial restrooms, but this isn’t the case. More and more homeowners are turning to hands-free plumbing installations for their own homes. There are two major reasons for this. The first is a concern about germs, which any parent can relate to. The second is for homes that feature a minimalist design. Taking away those faucet handles can give your bathroom a sleek interior.
PEX piping is now a preferred material for repiping a home. While copper pipe used to be used almost exclusively, at least in the second half of the twentieth century, we now see that PEX (crosslinked polyethylene) piping stands the test of time—for less! It holds many advantages over metals.
First, it is flexible. Because it can curve as needed to fit around corners and move in different connections, you can often get away with using less material and purchasing fewer supplies. This also means there are fewer connection points at which PEX piping could be likely to spring a leak. Besides, with this material, you won’t have to worry about corrosion, as you do with a metal pipe.
Efficient Water Heaters
Each year, technology gets more and more efficient as engineers find ways to uphold quality while reducing energy and fuel reliance. Any type of water heater you purchase today is quite likely to be more efficient than one you’ve had in your home for decades.
A tankless water heater eliminates the need for a large tank in the house. Instead, water heats up on demand, only when you turn on the hot water, which can significantly lower your monthly bills (especially when you consider that your water heater may take up about 17% of your total monthly utilities). Heat pump water heaters are an energy-efficient alternative to standard electric tank water heaters, and even solar water heaters are now available.
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