Green Plumbing Remodeling Blacksburg VA

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Chris Pappas
Green Forest Surveys
540-639-0099
P.O. Box 10103
Blacksburg, VA
 
Blue Ridge Home Improvement Inc
(540) 951-3505
702 Mabry Ln
Blacksburg, VA
 
Blacksburg Home Improvements
(540) 552-4663
125 N Main St
Blacksburg, VA
 
Earl Smith Contracting
(540) 552-8684
2425 Backwoods Ln
Blacksburg, VA
 
Blacksburg Home Improvement
(540) 552-4663
304 Eakin St Sw
Blacksburg, VA
 
Doug Feller
Action Electric Co
540-598-5384
3026 Forest Acre Trail
Salem, VA
 
Valley Painting & Decorating
(540) 951-3404
100 Marlington St
Blacksburg, VA
 
Dryman Construction Co
(540) 951-4364
3345 Big Run Rd
Blacksburg, VA
 
Ewing Building & Remodeling
(540) 951-0544
1305 N. Main St
Blacksburg, VA
 
Snyder & Associates
(540) 552-3377
500 S Main St
Blacksburg, VA
 

Green Addition Remodel - Plumbing

Green Plumbing for Additions

Water is a very precious commodity. If your project involves plumbing, installing new water-saving faucets and showerheads can greatly reduce your water usage. There are many inventive methods to do this without compromising on comfort. Talk to your plumber about green practices. Make sure your plumber has experience in new plumbing practices and understands your commitment to water conservation.

Here are some tips to reduce your water use:

Insulate Your Pipes

Insulating your hot water pipes will reduce the heat losses as the hot water flows to your faucet. It will also reduce standby losses, or energy lost through walls and up the flue of the hot water tank. Insulate hot water pipes in all runs through unconditioned spaces, including basements, crawlspaces, and attics.

Remove Plumbing from Outside Walls

Pipes in exterior walls will cool more quickly than pipes in the interior walls, which tend to be significantly warmer. Remove pipes from outer walls and install the in interior walls. This can be costly, but makes sense if you are in the process of tearing down walls anyway.

Install On-demand Hot Water Circulation Pump

An "on-demand" hot water circulation pump can send hot water to fixtures in seconds without wasting water while waiting for it to get hot. Install the pump at the furthest faucet from the water heater.

Install Low-Flush Toilets

Toilet designs continue to evolve, but many of the earlier proble...

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