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Recent Trends in Plumbing

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Trends come and trends go. Trends impact every industry and are the end result of shifts in industry requirements, preferences, and, most importantly, technological advances. Should you need plumbing services in and around the Katy and Sugarland TX areas, search Katy Plumbing for all your plumbing needs for guaranteed satisfaction.

Smart technological developments have influenced the plumbing industry of late. Plumbing techniques and devices that operate using smart technology also includes an ecological approach to living green. Check out some of the latest trends listed below:

Ecology Friendly Components

Fortunately, the majority of the world’s population has become more environmentally conscious. The demand for green plumbing devices has also increased dramatically, as people demand ways in which to reduce their carbon footprint. Some of these new developments include more efficient:

  • Shower heads
  • Faucets
  • Low flow toilets

Smart Appliances

The 21st century has allowed for the introduction of ‘Smart Appliance’ that include:

  • Washing machines
  • Toilets
  • Dishwashers and
  • Water heaters

Changes to these smart appliances happen so quickly that it becomes challenging to keep up the advances. These smart appliances even have the ability to synchronize with a smart phone or smart device.  

Smart Pipes

Brain pipes are interesting technological developments with an objective to:

  • To conserve natural resources
  • To reduce a home’s water footprint  

Their ultimate reach within the plumbing marketplace is huge when one considers that they have the potential to prevent damages resulting from water leaks, without the cost of repair.

Brain pipes routinely assess the status of the home’s plumbing systems have the capability of detecting a plumbing malfunction and notifying the homeowner of its exact location.

LED Temperature Modules 

There are some faucets and appliances that are available with LED readouts that notify the user of the water temperature. These plumbing fixtures employ an integral magnet that internally generates power via water flow when the valve is turned on.  

Here is an example: It the water flow turns to the color blue, it indicates that the water coming through the faucet is cold. Conversely, if the water’s color changes to red, the water flow indicates that the water temperature is hot.

Lawn Care

Smart plumbing technology has made its way to the lawn care industry. Through cloud technology, there are systems that actually allow the homeowner to closely monitor the amount of water that is needed to keep their lawn healthy and green. This technology has the capability of adapting to the seasons as they pass, and always knows the water level of a lawn, so one can be sure they are not wasting any water.