As a homeowner, one of the most fun things you get to do is customize your home. Not only do you get to make it look like you want it to, but you also get to make it do what you want it to, and this is done by installing modern technology that improves our lives. Today, there are tons of these upgrades out there on the market, including an extensive selection for your plumbing system. Many of these plumbing upgrades share a few things in common: they make life easier, they add beauty to your home, and many also offer new capabilities that you didn’t have before.
If you’re interested in upgrading your kitchen and bathrooms to the latest technology, then this blog is for you. Here are four plumbing upgrades that every homeowner needs to have and should consider installing in their own home.
Smart Leak Detector & Shutoff Valve
Not all upgrades add things like fancy bells and whistles to your home—some offer a feature that is unmatched in importance and that’s peace of mind. This is what smart leak detectors are for. These devices carefully monitor the flow of water through your plumbing lines using ultra-sophisticated sensors. If they detect a leak in your plumbing, even a super-slow drip, they’ll sound an alarm and alert you right away. Smart leak detectors are Wi-Fi enabled, meaning they can send a notification directly to your smartphone so you can have the problem addressed right away, and they can even update themselves to newer and better firmware automatically.
Some smart leak detectors also feature a shutoff system, allowing you to turn the water in your home completely off in the event you have a leak. This could also prove handy at other times, such as when you have a stubborn family member who refuses to get out of the shower.
Tankless Water Heater
Tankless water heaters offer so many benefits that we firmly believe they are the future of water heating technology. It may take a while before they’re in widespread use, but we can say with confidence that they have made an old tankless style water heater technologically obsolete. A tankless water heater heats the water you need as you use it; a practice that is both safer, more energy-efficient, and faster than a tank heater ever could have hoped to be. Oh, and did we mention that they never run out of hot water? It’s true: so long as your utility supplies remain active, they’ll continue to produce hot water as long as you need it.
Many models of tankless water heaters are also “smart,” meaning they are Wi-Fi enabled and can hook into the internet via your home’s wireless network. This gives you the ability to control temperatures, change functions, and even see energy consumption readouts from the easiest and most convenient place in the modern world: your own smartphone.
Whole-Home Water Filtration System
Are you sick of paying a ton of money every month for expensive water bottles? Are you tired of all of the plastic waste that they produce? Are you tired of hauling them from the grocery store to your car and then from your car into your home? With a whole-home water filtration system, you don’t have to worry about any of this anymore because you’ll have clean, drinking-quality water from any tap in your home. A whole-home water filtration system is installed on your main water input line and uses several different types of filtration to target common water inclusions like minerals, chlorine, mercury, lead, and so much more. You’ll say goodbye to bad tastes and strange textures and hello to reusable water bottles that cost mere pennies to refill.
Worried about the investment? There are smaller solutions as well, such as a reverse-osmosis system. Reverse osmosis produces smaller quantities of pure water and dispenses it from a tap, usually positioned on your kitchen sink.
Rainfall showerheads are the latest and greatest in bathing technology. These devices use only a tiny fraction of the water of older showerheads while still maintaining ideal pressure and performance. Likewise, rainfall showerheads position the water directly overhead, giving you the sensation of cleaning yourself in a warm rain. Combined with a handheld nozzle and massaging jets, you could enjoy one of the most relaxing and luxurious showers you’ve ever had each and every day and still use less water than your original nozzle was likely using.
Here at All Pro Plumbing, Heating, Air & Electrical, we install all types of plumbing upgrades! Schedule yours by calling (909) 253-0664 today.