Monday, October 13th, 2014
Trending Now In Cincinnati Plumbing
Recently, we visited the impressive plumbing showroom of Keidel Supply, Inc. in Norwood*. If you are considering remodeling your kitchen or bath and are looking for ideas, a trip to Keidel is time well spent. Their team of expert kitchen, bath, and lighting designers can help you develop a plan for installing the latest modern plumbing conveniences. A few of the latest ideas include:
Water conservation one of the hottest trends in plumbing today. In areas where water is scarce (e.g., the Western states), reducing one’s ‘water footprint’ is tremendously important. In Cincinnati, however, the Ohio River generously meets the water needs of the Greater Cincinnati Area. But for those who enjoy leading edge conservancy, eco-friendly plumbing is available.
• High-efficiency toilet (HETs) — Recent innovations have greatly improved the flushability of HETs, which have received a bad rap for several years now. Innovations such as pressurized flushers (using pressurized water instead of gravity to send solids down the drain) enable ‘good flushing’ with only 1.28 gallons of water. It’s estimated that replacing an older toilet with one of today’s HET model can save up to 40,000 gallons of water each year.
It’s important to note that pressurized water is noisier than standard models. If a quiet flush is your goal (such as in a bath that’s off of a master bedroom), an HET may present some aesthetic concerns.
• Low-flow toilets – Low-flows are distinctly different from HETs. Generally speaking, low-flows are the reason that HETs have to overcome a bad reputation. Most experts recommend HET models over low-flow versions.
• Grey water management – “Grey” water is the by-product sinks, washing machines, and showers. Many conservationists advocate using grey water for flushing toilets, watering gardens, and other non-human-consumption purposes. Installing a grey-water management system can be costly, but can save up to 5,000 gallons of water annually.
• Green water heaters – Today’s new models include solar-powered heaters and tank-less heaters that only heat water as it’s needed. For those whose living space is at a premium, tankless heaters are may be good option who don’t have room for a bulky water heater tank.
Whether you are seeking kitchen and bath elegance on large scale or small, luxury plumbing has several nice options.
• Luxury faucets — new models feature touch technology, which is both trendy and hygienic.
• Custom showers – the sky is the limit when you are planning a shower. From rainfall shower heads to steamy enclosed saunas featuring surround sound and lighting options, showers have come a long way in recent years.
• Luxury bathtubs – Jets and massage options have given way to ultra deep “soaker” tubs that engage your body in soothing spa-quality experiences.
Water You Waiting For? Whether you’re considering a complete, full-scale plumbing upgrade for your home, Allied Reddi-Rooter’s highly skilled plumbing professionals are available to help you plan, scope, estimate, and install your luxury options. Call Ray today at 513-396-5300.
* Keidel Supply, Inc. a is a full-service kitchen, bath, plumbing, cabinetry and appliance distributor, wholesaler, and retailer. Keidel does not typically sell products to the general public, nor are they a plumber. They service the needs of residential and commercial plumbing contractors, builders, remodelers, designers in the Greater Cincinnati area.