Thinking of remodeling your bathroom? Looking for an eco-friendly Portland plumbing company? At Meticulous Plumbing we are committed to environmentally sensitive practices. We recycle old pipes and appliances that we remove during repair services.
Some plumbing companies smash or trash old fixtures. Whether we’re completely remodeling your bathroom or just installing a new toilet, Meticulous Plumbing can help you dispose of old items in ways that won’t harm the environment.
Trash to Treasure
A home remodel can produce dumpsters full of waste. Before you can get the new bathroom or kitchen you’re dreaming of, you’ll have to to get rid of a lot of trash. Fortunately, as the saying goes, one person’s trash is another’s treasure. Some fixtures can be reused. Many others can be recycled and made into useful products.
When we remove pipes and water heaters, we take the metal to Metro Metals. This industrial-based recycler combines efficiency with environmentally sound practices. Various types of pipes can be repurposed. For instance, Metro Metals will recycle copper, steel and plastic. Recycled metal is sold to steel mills at home and abroad.
Did you know old toilets can be used for mixing concrete? We take obsolete toilets to ECR, Environmentally Conscious Recycling. This facility processes many different types of dry materials. Old toilets are often made from porcelain. This ceramic material is crushed and can later be turned into material for paving roads and sidewalks. Turning porcelain into concrete is a great way to reuse items that otherwise might simply be thrown away.
Recycling isn’t the only way to stay green while remodeling. When you install a new appliance, like a water heater, you have the option to choose a high-efficiency model. Newer models, whether they’re standard, tankless or hybrid, can save both energy and resources. They use less power, water and help you save money on utility bills.
A low-flow toilet conserves water. When you replace an old model with a new efficient one, you can reduce your family’s water use up to 60 percent. Meticulous installs top brands of toilets in styles right for your home.
We can recommend and install faucets and showerheads that carry the EPA’s Watersense label. These items meet the agency’s criteria of using 20 percent less water than standard appliances while also passing performance tests. These fixtures use less water but work as well as standard models.
Meticulous Plumbing is a green company. We take pride in offering our Portland customers eco-friendly solutions to plumbing problems. Contact us today for more information about any of our services.