New technology and developments in plumbing, including fixtures and modern functional systems with incredible efficiency, can add smart plumbing features and boost the value of both residential and commercial properties. In addition to making your home aesthetically pleasing, several plumbing trends can help save on energy through special water-saving functions.
If you are planning to remodel your property or construct a new residential or commercial establishment sometime soon, look into these exciting and innovative new plumbing trends.
Conserving water (and ultimately, saving the planet) just got easier. Hands-free technology is no longer just for smartphones. New faucets with more advanced motion sensor technology are now becoming a popular trend in the plumbing world. You simply need to move your hand or toothbrush under the faucet or in front of the sensor to turn the faucet on. The faucet will turn itself off once you remove your hand or when no motion is detected. In addition to saving water usage, it also reduces the risk of exposure to harmful bacteria and germs.
Lead-Free Pipe System
Many homeowners are now replacing old metal pipes with a lead-free system to avoid the risk of lead exposure. Older plumbing systems, like those made out of copper, used lead solder to connect the pipes. Now, professional plumbers can recommend lead-free metal connectors that are available in stainless steels and other fabrications.
While showering may be fast and convenient, a warm bath helps relax the body after a long day. A freestanding bathtub is all about aesthetics and indulgence and continues to be a popular design trend. No matter where you install it (whether in the center of the room or near the window), it gives your bathroom a luxurious and elegant look.
Tankless Water Heater
While tankless water heaters have been around in the market for years, their initial cost has outweighed their benefits. However, the use of advanced technology has helped reduce the cost of tankless water heaters dramatically. This means that now is the perfect time to replace your old water heater tank. Additionally, tankless water heaters are more energy-efficient and are safer to operate compared to their older counterparts.
While traditional re-piping remains valuable in the plumbing industry, more and more plumbers are starting to see the value of trenchless technology — an affordable and non-invasive approach of installing and repairing pipes. It allows plumbers dig small holes at the beginning and end of the pipes instead of digging an open trench and laying pipes deep under your property. This innovative new technology also benefits easy and convenient plumbing repairs. In Oakville, residential and commercial establishments alike can now avail of this modern innovation.