26 Aug Denver Plumbing Tip: Pick your Plumbing Fixtures and Fittings Wisely
Will it be more expensive to repair or remodel a home in Colorado? New state legislations may make it so. In an article for CBS Denver, Associated Press reporter Ivan Moreno describes these laws in brief:
DENVER (AP) – Home improvements will eventually cost more with two new Colorado laws.
One law will add a fee to household paint beginning next year to fund safer paint disposal programs. The other will ban new plumbing devices that aren’t water-efficient beginning in September 2016.
They are among 116 bills the Colorado Legislature passed this year that take effect Wednesday.
With the paint fee, which is expected to be less than $1 per gallon, Colorado became the eighth state to require manufacturers to develop recycling or take-back programs.
The plumbing-fixture law will make it illegal to sell faucets, showerheads and toilets that aren’t certified by the federal government as efficient “WaterSense” fixtures. Supporters of the law say it will help conserve water in a drought-plagued state.
The measure does not require anyone to change existing plumbing.
Looking at the bigger picture, though, these changes don’t necessarily have to be distressing for any homeowner. These efforts to save resources and limit waste may entail expensive upfront costs, but the benefits you get in the long run are quite valuable. You can get quality products in general; plus, you get contribute to eco-friendly initiatives.
Picking out Plumbing Fixtures
According to a recent study by ReportBuyer, the demand for water-efficient plumbing fixtures and fittings in the US steadily increases each year. This gain is largely attributed to new residential constructions, although home improvement and repairs, as well as the commercial sector, also help drive demand.
You can easily imagine the bounty of choices you have thanks to manufacturers’ eagerness to supply this demand. Yet if you haven’t the slightest idea as to which faucets, toilets, showerheads, and other plumbing implements fit your needs, you might want to get help from experts. Of course, you also need licensed Denver plumbers for the installation to be done right.
Reliable Denver plumbing companies like Total Plumbing, Inc. can help you pick as well as professionally install water-efficient plumbing fixtures for quality constructions, repairs, or remodels. These professionals can give recommend products that give you best value for money and help you save on water utility bills.
(Source: New Laws Will Make Home Improvements Cost More In Colorado, CBS Denver, August 5, 2014)