Benefits of sustainable homes for owners and the nature.

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A sustainable home is easy on both, the environment and the pocket. A “green” or “sustainable” home is not only natural and environment-friendly but also durable and healthy. They may look similar to regular homes from outside but have a lot of difference in their construction and functioning. While they are nature-friendly, they offer numerous benefits to the home owners as well. It can also be an investment and end up saving you money in the long run.

Benefit to nature:
Sustainable or green homes are built using fewer natural resources. Numerous green building materials are made from reused substances, which leaves less destructive impact on Earth. The use of less polluting materials and minimum landfills minimizes the waste and saves the land. Green homes make use of renewable energy like solar energy for meeting its demand for power supply. The use of solar panels, solar heaters, energy star rated appliances leads to minimum carbon emission and saving of fuel. Also, efficient plumbing and bathing fixtures, greywater treatment system, drought-tolerant landscaping, rainwater harvesting and water-conserving irrigation systems help in minimum use of fresh water as compared to standard homes.

Benefits to the owners:
Green homes are cost effective. The high-quality building material and advanced construction methods lead to reduction in monthly maintenance costs. The use of energy saving appliances, natural solar panels and solar heaters low-flow fixtures, and water saving techniques minimizes the burden on the utility bill without compromising on the luxury of the home owners. These offer a higher resale value as compared to the standard homes while it gives a natural and healthy environment to the residents. The use of toxin-free building materials, paints and other products will give healthy and pure environment and fight air pollution. The natural ventilation mechanism channelize to bring natural air inside and vent stale air outside, keeping moisture and disease causing germs away. A sustainable home is intended to fit the residents’ necessities and adjust to their evolving requirements. Today, green homes are smart, perfectly completed, perpetually with warm and light living spaces with the feel and look of a standard house.

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Repair and Installation of Water Utilities

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In a modern home, a laundry room serves multiple purposes, from cleaning equipment to washing clothes, dusting muddy shoes and grooming pets. It is one of the smallest spaces that serves as a most practical room in our daily lives. Therefore, having clogged, leaking or out of order water utilities can become a big hassle. Saksham Plumbing guarantees you quick and dependable plumbing repair services for all your problems. Book your consultation today!

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Zero Water Building with Recycled Water

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Sanicon Sustainability Solutions are experts in zero water building, a building that does not take any water from the outside and wastes no drop of water. The water used for non potable purposes in the building is treated greywater with a heavy emphasis on water recycling. The run-off water from non potable uses is further treated to be used for gardening purposes with the help of hydroponics systems. Recycle water. Recycle the way you live.

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12 Initiatives To Save Water

The importance of water in life is known to everyone and we all understand the need for its conservation. It is the need of the hour to stand together and join hands in its conservation. Along with simple habits of saving it, we can also opt for smarter solutions like rainwater harvesting, greywater management system and convert our homes into zero water buildings, which are environment-friendly and water efficient.

Some Temporary Solutions To Change Habits
Let us see what we can change in our habits to save it :

Check the leaks

Leaks in the toilets

Keep a check on the faulty leaks from flush, faucets and pipes. Imagine even if the leak is merely a drip, you can fill a bucket in three hours, eight buckets in a day and 240 buckets in a month.

Use it wisely

Use Water Wisely While brushing

Simply keep the tap off  while brushing or washing your face or hands. You can turn it on when the cleaning is done and you actually need to use the water.

Washing clothes
We can opt to wash a full load in washing machines rather than few clothes at a time. Even if you opt to wash clothes with your hands, hold water in the bucket and turn the tap off when the bucket is full.

Flush only what is meant to be there

Flushing

We usually treat the flush as a replacement of the trashcan. Insects, hair, papers are flushed in it off and on. This not only wastes water but can also choke the drain, which will make you incur extra time and cost in repair.

Reduce shower spanShower

Everyone loves to wash all the tiredness under the shower. A long shower with temperature controlled water is all that we need. You may choose to lower shower heads along with the time in the shower in a step towards reducing water wastage.

Outdoor wastage
The wastage should be controlled even outside the house. You may be guessing that there is no place where we are using water outside but rethink.

 Washing carWhile washing car

Prefer washing cars with a bucket rather than running splash. You may even use laundry water to wash your car.

Pavement wash:
A shining pavement at the entrance gives great impressions to the visitors, but you actually do not need to wash it regularly rather, try mopping the pavement and use laundry or mopping water for the same.

Check the sprinklers and pipes:

Keep a check on the sprinklers and pipes to avoid leak and sprinkler directions to ensure that it is watering the garden and not the road or pavement. Also do not use sprinklers working for long. This will damage the plants. Prefer using drip irrigation method.

Watering the plants:
Do not over water the plants. This will not only ruin them but also accounts for wastage. You can also recycle water from kitchens and laundry, rich in nutrients, for the garden.

Permanent Solution or Smarter Option Rainwater harvesting with
wastewater management:
There is another smart and permanent solution to rectify the problem of wastage due to our non-changeable habit. We can convert our homes into Zero Water Building (a building that doesn’t take any drop of water from municipal corporation neither discharge any), which simply closes the loop to save water completely.

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Sustainable planting with hydroponics

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Hydroponics means working water. It is a process of growing vegetation in mediums other than soil and dirt such as sand, liquid or even gravel. This system consists of growing chambers or trays where plants are potted. Sanicon Sustainability Solutions specializes in creating designs that not only support and promote the vegetation growth but is also aesthetically designed. We provide specialized sustainable planting with Hydrponics.

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Facing low water pressure issue?

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Plumbing is an integral part of any building, may it be residential or commercial. Due to regular use, we often face issues with the system. Most common of them are the leaks and foul smell. Other plumbing issue that most of us face in our day to day life is of low water pressure. This is equally frustrating but can be identified and resolved. Let us see what the probable causes of low water pressure are.

Identifying low water pressure

Determine if all locations within your home or office have low water pressure. Check all the faucets at your home or office to see if all of them have the same issue or there is an issue with the single faucet that you have recently discovered.

Check the faucet if you only have low water pressure in a particular location

Check the faucet if you only have low water pressure in a particular location

If your faucet is for both hot and cold water, then check by opening cold and hot water only simultaneously on 100 % position. If there is pressure issue with hot water only, then you probably need to check your hot water system or otherwise.

Causes of low water pressure

Once you have found out which faucet is facing the issue, the next step is to find out the cause of the issue.

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Verify the water meter

Check the meter. Usually, after repair activity, people forget to open it back or may not have opened it properly, due to which the water pressure is low.

Ensure proper working of stop valve

Check if these valves are working fine and are open completely.

Check the Pressure Regulator

At times, the pressure regulator is not working in proper condition, then there maybe a change in the water pressure and may impact all the fixtures.

Check for the leaks

Check for the leaks

You need to check if there is any leak in the fittings. Check near the P-traps, under the sink, toilet seats, in the basement of the house or any probably seepage on the walls. If there is a leakage, then you need to get it fixed to solve the low water pressure problem.

Recent maintenance works:

If there had been some recent maintenance work done in the house, may it be related to the plumbing of some other which may impact the plumbing of the house, probably this can be one of the causes of low water pressure.

High usability timing:

If you face an issue of low water pressure at the certain point of the day, say at the time when nearly all the faucets and showers are in use, then maybe the tank is shared amongst all the fittings and water is distributed in all the taps.

Size of the pipe:

The diameter of the supply pipe may also be the issue of low water pressure. You need to check if the supply pipe has sufficient width depending upon the water supply and demand.

Choking in the supply pipe:

Choking in the supply pipe

There may be the possibility of mineral deposit or clogging due to debris in the pipeline, which is causing the issue. The simple cleaning of the pipe will solve the issue; this happens usually in the case of hot water lines as due to higher temperature calcification of lines is much more than cold water line with similar quality water.

Tenure of the pipe:

In the case of the longer life of the pipes, they may corrode due to natural wear and tear and gets rusted. This may lead to either leakage or clogging in the pipelines, which hampers the proper water flow.

Height of the tank:

Height of the tank

If the tanks are placed on a height, then there may be a possibility that the water has to travel a long way that reduce the pressure at which it is intended to flow.

Check with your neighbours:

If nothing is of concern at your house, then probably this is the external issue. Check in your locality that whether everyone is facing the same issue. May be some maintenance work is carried out by the corporation due to which the supply of water is limited.
Once you have identified the probable cause of the issue, then you need to get to the cause to resolve the same. Probably you need to get in touch with a professional plumbing repair service providers, if any repair or maintenance is needed.

Dual Plumbing to Recycle Greywater

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The water we use at our sinks and kitchens is usually wasted down the drain, despite it being run off water or that which is rich in nutrients. Sanicon Sustainability Solutions offers you a strategic tool to recycle this greywater using Dual plumbing. This is a system to separate the plumbing systems for potable water and treated or reclaimed water in a building. One system distributes the fresh water supply in the building for cooking, drinking, washing etc whereas the second system enables water recycling for garden use or flushing. Water recycling for garden.

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