Climate change is a reality the world faces today. We may not experience its irreversible effects yet, and we may still have time to delay them until our best scientists can figure out viable long-term solutions to ultimately prevent them.
We all have a moral obligation to slow down climate change. And you can actually do your part even when you’re just planning to remodel your bathroom.
To minimize your new bath’s carbon footprint, as follows are practical tips most environment-conscious bathroom remodeling contractors recommend.
Use Used Items
Everything that was ever made always ends up somewhere. However, not all decompose without harming nature.
You can’t solve the world’s garbage problem alone, but you can choose to be part of the solution. One way to reduce the collective mess we cause is pre-cycling. This practice is all about using preloved, recycled, refurbished and repurposed items.
Honest bathroom renovation companies will admit that the manufacture of these products still does emit greenhouse gases to the atmosphere. But compared to brand-new items, they significantly cause less pollution.
Choose Sustainable Material
If you must buy new bathroom products, always select those made from materials obtained from renewable sources. With this simple decision, you can help reduce the depletion of non-renewable resources and maintain nature’s equilibrium.
Embrace Energy Efficiency
Buy lights and heating appliances that consume energy with little waste. LED (light-emitting diode) bulbs are an excellent case in point. Compared to traditional lights, LED bulbs convert 95% of electricity into light, illuminate more space, contain zero toxic elements, and last longer.
Install Water-Saving Plumbing Fixtures
To help conserve our most precious resource, most shower remodeling companies recommend low-flow showerheads, dual-flush toilets and flow-limiting faucets. A change of attitude toward water use is more effective, but having these fixtures can render conservation efforts effortless.
Let Total Bath Systems LuxStone of Connecticut help you plan the design of your eco-friendly bathroom. Call (860) 499-4469 to book your free, no-obligation consultation to discuss your ideas with us.