A business that wastes water also wastes money. The less water your business uses, the less money your business will spend on utilities. Luckily, your business can make small changes to save water and thus save money. The tips listed in this guide can help you and your business make these changes more easily.
Replace Your Faucet Aerators
Traditional faucet aerators have an output of about 2.2 gallons per minute. Many of these aerators can still be found in older buildings that have not been remodeled in the last couple decades. However, modern faucet aerators are much more efficient. Standard public faucet aerators only use about 0.5 gallons per minute.
Your business can save hundreds of gallons of water just by replacing the faucet aerators. To do this, simply unscrew your old aerators and screw on new aerators. Your plumber or even a member of your cleaning crew can accomplish this task.
Install High-Efficiency Toilets
Old toilets can use up to 7 gallons per flush. However, toilets have changed a lot in the way they use water. Standard toilets today use 1.6 gallons per flush, and modern high-efficiency toilets use less than 1.3 gallons per flush.
Depending on the last time that your business replaced its toilets, your business could be wasting a lot of water with every use of the bathroom. Installing high-efficiency toilets helps ensure that your business will use the least amount of water necessary to flush the toilet.
Any professional plumber can replace a toilet, so businesses seeking to replace their toilets can do so by contacting a reputable plumbing company.
Dual Flush Vs. Non-Dual Flush Toilets
Some businesses go the extra distance and install dual flush toilets. A dual flush toilet is a highefficiency toilet with two flushing options. The standard flush uses 1.6 gallons per flush, to flush away solid waste. The optional half flush uses only 0.8 gallons and flushes away liquid waste.
Dual flush toilets can be very effective if they are used properly, however, many first time users find the flushing mechanism to be confusing. Often, the people who are not properly trained or informed on the dual flush system wonder: which type of flush is best for which scenario? Once the toilets are installed, put up signs on the wall to explain the flushing mechanism and how to choose between the options given.
Dual flush toilets are less effective in public restrooms, possibly because customers and clients who use the toilets infrequently are more likely to select the wrong flush. Limiting your use of the dual flush toilets to bathrooms that are only used by employees, who can be easily trained to use the toilets properly, can help ensure that the water usage is kept to a minimum.
Install Touchless Faucets
Installing touchless faucets with can help ensure the water faucets are only used when necessary. Touchless faucets also spread fewer germs, so they have many advantages. Like the high-efficiency toilets, a plumbing company can easily install touchless faucets. Reach out to a plumber to get started on this project today.
Contact a Reputable Plumber With More Questions
Sometimes it helps to discuss your options with an expert. Business owners who still have questions about how they can save water in their commercial facility can get an evaluation by a plumbing company.
At Daytona Plumbing, we're happy to answer any questions you might have about saving water at your commercial site. Contact us today to learn more about our services. Our plumbing company can help you with any of the above projects - we look forward to working with you.