Low-Flow Showerhead Installation & Repair
Conserving water is something that all Southern California homeowners have on their minds for economic purposes and environmental concerns. Bathroom sink repair to get rid of leaks helps conserve water, but what if a leak isn’t the problem? One of the cheapest ways to do this in the bathroom is to purchase a low-flow showerhead. Since water is the second most expensive utility in a household, installing a low-flow showerhead is a great way to keep utility costs low. These devices save as much as $200/year on water bills without impeding on convenience or performance.
Older showerheads guzzle as much as 5.5 – 6 gallons per minute (GPM) of water. When you’re ready to buy a low-flow showerhead, aim to buy purchase a model that uses less than 2.5 GPMs. For ultimate energy savings, check out models that pump 1.5 GPM.
Low-flow showerheads come in all different styles. Take your time to find a model that matches your needs. From wide-spray showerheads to rain shower models, there are plenty of models that meet all homeowners’ needs. Beware of bargains. Low-flow devices don’t have to cost a fortune, but homeowners do need to be careful of sales that are too good to be. If you find a shower head that seems overly cheap, make sure you read user reviews and check out performance ratings. Sale products are sometimes discounted to move them off the shelves because people aren’t buying the products. So, always check ratings and reviews.
You can also call Wise Choice Plumbing & Rooter for shower head replacement suggestions.
Are you trying to decide if you should spend the money on a low-flow showerhead? Take the bucket test. Place a bucket in the shower and turn on the faucet. How long does it take for the water to fill the bucket to the gallon mark? If it takes less than 20 seconds, consider replacing the showerhead.
Does Low-Flow Mean Bad Performance?
Not at all! Homeowners hesitate to purchase low-flow showerheads and other energy-efficient plumbing appliances because they don’t want to compromise convenience for savings. Today’s low-flow shower heads don’t require you to sacrifice a warm, soothing shower. You can have luxury, convenience, and save money at the same.
Are you ready to switch out your showerhead? While many homeowners can take care of this home improvement task themselves, if you’re unsure of your plumbing abilities give us a call. Wise Choice Plumbing & Rooter is available to help with simple bathroom upgrades like low-flow shower installation, faucet installation, and more. Call or schedule an appointment online today!