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Friday, November 22 2019
Plumbing in 2020 - News and Trends

Technology is affecting and disrupting all industries, including plumbing. As we approach 2020, there are a lot of cool new technologies and trends to look forward to that 

Here are some of the hottest plumbing trends and pieces of news in 2020.

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1. Water Consciousness

Environmental awareness has been slowly on the rise for decades, but it seems that’s ramped up in recent years, especially in regards to water usage and pollution.

The average American family uses at least 300 gallons of water every day; it makes sense that people are seeking out ways to cut down their water consumption and reduce their environmental footprint. On top of that, families are looking for ways to free up room in their budget, and decreasing water usage can aid them in cutting their expenses.

One way this is being done is with water-efficient appliances. Such as dishwashers or high-efficiency (HE) laundry washing machines. These appliances can accomplish their designated tasks using much less water than before (and HE washing machines require less detergent as well), saving massive amounts of water.

2. Hands-Free Fixtures

Once reserved primarily for businesses, hands-free/touchless fixtures are making their way into homes as well. These fixtures can reduce the spread of germs by reducing physical contact between human hand and fixture.

They’re also more convenient. No need to turn a handle to get the right amount of water flow or push a lever to flush the toilet; just wave your hand and the fixture does its thing for you.

3. Internet of Things (IoT)

The Internet of Things or IoT for short is a network of physical objects that exchange data with each other in order to communicate. These physical objects are usually things in your home such as your fridge, thermostat, or coffee maker.

In 2020, we can expect to see the IoT implemented into plumbing scenarios. For example, smart toilets exist that can alert you to leaks and other issues, as well as provide data on your water usage.

Plumbing fixtures that use the IoT are not financially accessible to many at the present; however, as manufacturers continue to innovate and find ways to make these fixtures more inexpensive in 2020, more people will get to take advantage of this technology.

4. Luxurious Fixtures

People are moving away from basic fixtures and towards a more luxurious look and feel.

For example, curbless, walk-in showers are growing in popularity. Originally meant to help seniors get in and out of the shower without slipping, people outside this demographic are installing curbless showers for the convenience and the look.

These showers, along with more luxurious faucets, can turn a boring old bathroom into what feels like a spa.

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