Best Plumbing Upgrades Your Master Bathroom Needs!

If you’ve been entertaining yourself with HGTV and The Property Brothers, chances are you have been thinking about that master bathroom upgrade for a while now. And we can’t blame you! From wanting a big, luxurious rainfall shower head, to having beautiful new faucets, our list can go on and on (and on!). But, which of these plumbing upgrades does your bathroom really need and is it really worth it?


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Eco-Friendly Water Heater

Say bye, bye, bye to that old water heater of yours and opt for a water heater with an on-demand circulation pump. These water heaters don’t waste nearly as much energy and you won’t need to have the faucet or shower running for five minutes to get hot water. These new water heaters save you money over time and give you the utmost comfort and convenience. Who said that plumbing upgrades couldn’t save the earth.


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Anti-Scald Devices


Did you know that each year, thousands of children and seniors are scalded by scorching tap water? Many even receive substantial injuries that could land them in hospitals. This is why many families and seniors choose to install anti-scald devices. What are these? Anti-scald devices are also known as tempering valves or mixing valves. What they do is actually mix cold water with outgoing hot water from the water heater. By doing so, they help to prevent the temperature of the outgoing water from becoming dangerously hot. So, if you are a senior or have children or even grandchildren, having one of the plumbing upgrades could help keep you and your loved ones safe! 


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Low Flow is Your New BFF

Nothing quite beats a long, relaxing, hot shower after a long day at work (even if you work at home). But, over the years, we have come to find out that these long, relaxing showers can be very costly — to your wallet and to the environment. Did you know that the average sized family uses about 40 gallons of water per day? What can we do to stop this from happening? 

Installing low flow shower heads is the new “it” item everyone is talking about. Although many shower head manufacturers advertise their “low-flow” products, they are actually just advertising the standard maximum flow rate of 2.5 gallons per minute (GPM) set by the Energy Policy Act in 1992. But nowadays, states like California have already put into effect some requirements that set the flow rate even lower! In order to meet these demands, various companies are producing a variety of truly “low-flow,” shower heads. High-five to California for wanting to be so eco-friendly! Are you as excited for these plumbing upgrades as we are?!


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Greywater? Yes Please!

By just reading this subtitle, we know some feel a bit queasy or uneasy about using greywater. But, we’re not talking about reusing what you flush down the toilet! We mean water that comes from:


  • Showers (the biggest source!) and baths
  • Laundry
  • Bathroom sinks or lavatories


Typically, greywater is treated first and then reused for toilet flushing, laundry and/or irrigation. What this system does is it takes water from your showers, faucets, and other fixtures (excluding the toilet) and can pump them into your garden and landscaping. Since this water doesn’t come from the toilet, you don’t have to worry about contamination (and the smell). This is the ultimate time and money saver.


Best Plumbing Upgrades Your Master Bathroom Needs! Review

From having an anti-scalding device to even saving the earth while using a greywater system, upgrading your plumbing system is the best thing you can do! And if you need even more tips, contact Local Service Pro Plumbing.

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