Are you planning a plumbing project? No matter if it refers to new construction plumbing or existing plumbing repair, you need to make sure your plumber uses the safest and most durable materials and applies the newest and most efficient solutions.
With so many solutions on the market, it would be impossible to name one as the most efficient without knowing the particularities of your project. However, you should definitely rule out of your list the following solutions, as they are outdated and inefficient.
Don’t Use These 5 Plumbing Products
1. Lead Plumbing
Heavily used until the 80’s, lead is now banned by law from the plumbing industry. Even so, some lead-based plumbing products still reach the market. The obvious solution to avoid them would be to work with professional plumbers. If you want to take matters into your own hands, the Environment Protection Agency’s guide on identifying lead-free certification marks should help.
2. Shower Valves without Temperature and Pressure Regulations
They were the norm before the invention of the pressure-balanced valve, in 1938, but they are inefficient and even dangerous, exposing users to extremely high or low water temperatures, and causing water waste.
3. Galvanized Piping
Products in this category are still widely available, but they lack durability and efficiency. As the water and the metal interact, rust builds up, deteriorates the piping, and chokes the water flow. Galvanized pipes are also heavy and difficult to install, much inferior to the more recent solutions available.
They have become illegal in some states, and they are inefficient. Not only that they require excellent sewer venting, but the water runs through them so quickly that it pushes the trap seal and releases sewer gases into the room where the S-trap sink is installed.
5. Water Guzzling Toilets
They use twice, if not thrice the amount of water used by today’s standard toilets, raising utility bills and wasting water.
The Key to Avoiding Outdated Solutions – Working with the Right Plumber
If you want the newest and most efficient solutions and the best workmanship for your plumbing project, you need to work with a reputable plumber, who has completed similar projects and will go the extra mile to ensure your satisfaction.
Since it never hurts to be prepared for the worst-case scenario, make sure the plumber you hire provides emergency plumbing services. Bad things happen when you least expect them, and it is always helpful to have a 24-hour plumber phone line to call when they do.
At Elite, we have been providing heating, air conditioning, and plumbing services to clients in Clark County, Henderson, and Las Vegas for years. Our technicians are highly qualified, experienced, and up to date with the latest news in the industry and our 24/7 emergency services provides the insurance and peace of mind every homeowner needs. Make an appointment now, and let us show you what working with a dedicated, experienced, and knowledgeable plumber is all about!
Elite Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning
3085 E Post Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89120