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Tips to Go Green with Your Home’s Plumbing

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You might have a green thumb when it comes to gardening, but there are places in your house where you can “go green” to both help the environment and save you money on your utility bills. If you want to have “green plumbing,” we’ve offered tips on where to start. Our professional plumbers can help you with these jobs, and they’re always willing to share more ideas with you. Don’t hesitate to give us a call!

Replace that old water heater

If you’ve had your current water heater for 15 years or more—or it was already installed in your home when you moved in—then it’s probably a source of energy waste in the plumbing system. New water heaters have much higher energy efficiency: just look for the ENERGY STAR label. Our water heater professionals can help locate the ideal new energy-saving model for your needs.

Install a whole-house water filtration system

This is the best way to make your home a healthier one. There’s a wide variety of harmful chemicals and bacteria that can get into the municipal water supply. Rely on our water treatment experts to find out what contaminants in your water—and what whole-house filtration system will get rid of them, such as a reverse osmosis filter.

Install low-flow plumbing fixtures

Older homes often have faucets and toilets that waste too much water. Even something as simple as putting flow reducers on faucets can help. But the best way is to arrange for the installation of new water-saving fixtures to replace the old ones. The low-flow toilet is especially helpful: almost a third of indoor water use goes to the toilet, and a low-flow model lowers the amount of water used per flush from 4–6 gallons to 1.5 gallons. That’s a substantial difference!

For more ideas, as well as to arrange for plumbing services, call on Mallick Plumbing & Heating. We serve Potomac, MD and throughout Montgomery County.