Go Green, Save Green in Omaha
When families and businesses decide to
“go green,” they are making a positive contribution and commitment to saving not only
our environment, but money as well. Going green is smart and economical.
It helps conserve our natural resources that we nonchalantly dispose of.
American Rooter Plumbing has a few suggestions that will help conserve your water usage.
Two-Flush Toilet Kit
Everyone should consider our low cost Two Flush Toilet Kit that we can
install to drastically reduce your
toilets water consumption. Studies have shown that it can reduce the average toilet
from 1.6 gpf (gallons per flush) to 1.1 gpf. This can reduce your water
usage by thousands of gallons of water per year, reducing your water bill
by up to 27%.
*You do not have to purchase a new toilet to save money. This kit is equipped
to be added to your toilet. The Two Flush Toilet Kit allows the user to
choose which flush the toilet needs. The user has the option of a half
flush for liquid waste and a full flush for solid waste. The kit also
works well and can improve low flow toilets.
Faucet aerators can be easily added to your bathroom sink to help reduce
the amount of water flowing. The average bathroom sink lets out 2.2 gpm
(gallons per minute) and by reducing a small amount here and there will
add up at the end of the year.
*When brushing your teeth or shaving, be considerate and turn the water
off. This will drastically reduce your water consumption over a period of time.
Never Use Drain Cleaning Chemicals
Lastly, and maybe most important, do not bring drain cleaning chemicals
into your home. There are numerous reasons why you should not use chemicals on your
plumbing system. Below is a list of a few reasons:
Consider your plumbing system to your body’s artery system. If there
is something restricting the flow to your heart, then it affects your
whole body. This is the same with plumbing when something is wrong with
your sewer drainage system; it affects your entire flow.
Now, by adding chemicals, it can cause your plumbing
pipes to get eaten away by these chemicals. One plumbing sales representative
said it best, “The plumbing chemicals are in leak-proof containers.
But if you look at the shelves that we store them on, you will notice
that the shelves are deteriorating.” It is very hard to tell the
amount of damage the chemicals are doing when you can’t even see
what it is doing. The best way to get rid of your
drain cleaning problems is to snake or rod it out.
Drain cleaning chemicals are not family friendly. They should not be stored
anywhere children roam or browse.
To learn more about our green plumbing solutions,
contact American Rooter Plumbing at
(402) 298-5414 today.