save_on_water_bills_480Low-Flow Toilets and Dual Flush Toilets: A Range of Benefits

Homeowners throughout the region are now looking at ways to improve the performance of their home plumbing systems. Many are frustrated with the rising cost of water and the increasing maintenance requirements for their home toilets.

And this has led them to consider a number of potential alternatives. In this latest post, we’ll take a look at the leading alternatives to the traditional toilet setup – low flow and dual flush toilets.

Here, we’ll guide you on the full range of advantages these systems can bring to your home

Reduced Water Use

The average system requires 3.4 gallons of water per full toilet flush. With a daily water use average of 34 gallons of water per person in the home per day.

If you have children, this means you’re using over 100 gallons between you, your spouse and your children every day. And so, it’s important to find ways to reduce this level of water use.

The top low flow and dual flush toilets offer the ideal option. Low flow toilets only use 1.6 gallons of water per flush, cutting water use by at least half for most systems and by more for those who use older toilets.benefits_of_dual_flush_toilets

The Environmental Benefits

Water conservation is a critical consideration within local regions. Throughout the country, groups are devising techniques for minimizing the amount of wastewater we use within the home, to conserve our water resources.

By working with low flow toilets, you can not only reduce the amount of water used on your property but also help increase water availability in your area and beyond.

It’s an environment benefit that extends beyond the four walls of your home and throughout the region as we all begin to benefit from greater water resources.

Easier Installation

Because of the much smaller tank used within the low flow and dual flush toilets, you’ll discover the toilet system is much simpler to install than traditional toilet products.

This also means you have access to many more design options with a greater amount of space available as part of a full bathroom renovation project. It’s the ideal addition to any bathroom redesign process!

Our trusted team at Fix It Fast Plumbing in the Los Angeles area is available now to help you capitalize on the full range of benefits offered by low flow and dual flush toilets. To discover more on their benefits, and how you can use low flow toilets within your home, speak with our experts today at 805-526-9500.

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The Differences Between Hydro Jetting and Snaking

by Sam Parazzo on December 23, 2016

The Differences Between Hydro Jetting and Snaking

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If you’ve been having issues with your home’s main sewer line which has been causing your drains to back up and overflow, then you need to start thinking about the options available to you when it comes to efficient clog removal services.

If a plunger just isn’t cutting it anymore, and you know that there is a clog located within your sewer line which needs to be removed, then you have two options: using a plumber’s snake, or calling for a professional technique called hydro jetting. Both of these options have their benefits and drawbacks, and today we’ll discuss them in detail:

plumbingsnakeGetting Started With a Plumber’s Snake

A plumber’s snake is the middle step between using a plunger to remove a clog, and having a plumbing professional use hydro jetting on your main sewer line. Plumber’s snakes look like long tubes with a wire inside, a hand crank on one end, and a coil on another.

Some benefits of using a plumber’s snake are:

  • Cheap: Plumber’s snakes are a cost-effective option
  • Gentle cleaning: The snake is gentle on your pipes and won’t damage them.
  • Can solve your issue quickly: Plumber’s snakes can remove most small clogs easily.

Some drawbacks include:

  • Limited range: The snake can only remove as much as the coil can reach, meaning if the snake is too small for your pipes it may leave some clogs intact.
  • Can’t break through tree roots: Most tree roots are too thick to be broken apart during this process.

When Should You Use a Plumber’s Snake?

Using a plumbing snake should be the next step after a plunger fails you, and is essential if your main sewer line is comprised of older pipes, which may not be able to stand up to the water pressure used during hydro jetting.

Hydro jetting: A Professional Solutionhyrojetting

Hydro Jetting is a technique which is employed by plumbers to remove stubborn, caked-on clogs located within your main sewer line. The process involves spraying highly pressurized water into your pipes, using the pressure to scrape away hardened grease, oil, and other types of buildup.

Some benefits of hydro jetting include:

  • Fast results: Hydro jetting works quickly and is an efficient way to remove clogs.
  • Removes all build up: The water pressure can leave your pipes sparkling like new.
  • Perfect for tree roots: Hydro jetting can quickly remove tree roots from inside your pipes.
  • Versatile use: Perfect for residential, or commercial properties.

Some of the drawbacks of this process include:

  • Costs: Hydro jetting, which is a professional technique, can be more costly that other clog removal services.
  • Not suitable for older pipes: Old pipes may be damaged as a result of the water pressure, so hydro jetting may not be an option.

Trust a Professional

Hydro jetting requires specialized tools and training to perform safely and efficiently, and it’s important to trust a qualified plumbing expert for your hydro jetting needs, or you may be putting your pipes at risk.

Depend on a team of qualified experts for all your plumbing needs and contact Fix It Fast Plumbing in Los Angeles, CA at (888)-465-7012 today.

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What Are Some Causes Of A Garbage Disposal Leaking?

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What Steps Should You Take to Conserve Water in Your Home this Summer?

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