Green, sustainable, eco-friendly, renewable, energy efficient, water saving, high-efficiency, recycled, geo-thermal, etc, etc.
Whatever the newest Green catch phrase is, whatever Green item you might be concerned about or interested in, Yaletown Plumbing can help. From high efficient toilets to water saving faucets we can help you achieve your Green goals. While we don’t claim to be experts, and warn clients about Green wash, we can go to our industry to help you with your concerns.
Here are a few simple, but helpful ways to respect your environment.
Do Not Dispose of Hazardous Waste down sinks or drains of any kind. Not only is it harsh on our environment, but you can also be fined. Here is a list of Hazardous Waste Facilities near Vancouver.
Turn off the faucet while brushing your teeth, shaving, washing your hands, or rinsing dishes or vegetables. Each minute you have it off saves at least 3 gallons. In the shower, get wet, turn off the water to lather, then turn the water back on to rinse. To make this easy, some low-flow showerheads have levers to temporarily stop the water flow.
Fix dripping taps and leaking toilets by replacing washers and worn parts. A faucet drip or invisible leak in the toilet will waste up to 15 gallons of water a day, or 5,475 gallons a year. To check for toilet leaks, add 10 drops of food coloring to the tank. Wait 15 minutes. If color appears in the bowl, you have a leak.
Install low-flow showerheads, taps, faucets, and toilets. Older faucets use between 3 and 7 gallons per minute, while low flow aerators reduce flow to 1.5 gallons per minute. Likewise, a low-flow toilet can reduce water used per flush by 30 percent, from approximately 5 gallons to 1.6 gallons.
Wash only full loads in both the dishwasher and washing machine, or set the water levels to accommodate smaller loads.
Use eco-friendly cleaning products in your home. From window cleaners to laundry detergent, itâ€™s not hard to find a replacement for your old cleaning products that are 100% natural and non toxic to our environment.
Our services include:
|-toilets||-showers & tubs||-water heaters|
|-sinks||-leak detection||-garbage disposals|
|-re-piping||-gas fireplaces||…and much more.|