In your efforts for a greener world, an eco-friendly home will strive to reduce energy consumption with solar panels, smart windows, or efficiency lighting. The bathroom in your house is as essential as the kitchen, if not more, and this epicenter of living should tow-the-line for being eco-friendly. There are conservational implications that can be made to this commode that must incorporate everything in your bathroom, including the loo.
Unlike another part of the house, your bathroom’s reform to an eco-friendly compliance state doesn’t have to be daunting and expensive. Products used to clean your bath or toilet, electricity consumption, and the way water is used in your bathroom will determine whether or not it’s an eco-friendly bathroom.
An excellent plan to transform an outdated bathroom into a freshened space that gives your house stellar air quality will involve a checklist that includes;
Water and less water
The most water-intensive room in your home is the bathroom, and cutting down on this vital commodity’s usage is one of the best ways to play your part in conserving the environment. Your daily shower doesn’t have to be adversely affected also for your bathroom to become more eco-friendlier. Choose showers over the water-consuming bathtub or low-flow faucets, while pressure shower-heads and taps can considerably reduce the amount of water your bathroom wastes.
Where solar water heating isn’t sufficient, an insulated water heater with a lower thermostat is as effective as replacing your tank with an eco-friendly version.
Toilet and the flush
At least 27% of all house water is used in your toilet’s flushing, more than the shower, dishwasher or laundry machine. A low flow flushing model will save up to 5,000 litres of water, and replacing your WC with a high-efficiency toilet will also reflect savings financially. The use of greywater to flush your bathroom rather than the fresh variety and systems is available to recycle water collected from sinks, washing machines, showers, or dishwashers.
Natural or energy-efficient light
A lot of light is needed in your bathroom, enabling you to see when doing all the cleaning. Natural light can be derived from skylights or sun tubes to replace most of the artificial energy consuming lights. Glass block exteriors provide outdoor lighting without your privacy becoming compromised, and long lasting LED lighting will conserve at least 90 % more energy as opposed to incandescent bulbs.
A range of lighting accents is also available with LED bulbs that can give your bathroom a comfy feel with eco-friendly perfect looking effects.
Oranic bathroom linen
Materials made from organic cotton are soft and comfy while also requiring less environmentally harmful processes during their farming and processing. Pesticides and toxic chemical that are used in the production of polyester and other artificial clothes which end up in your bathroom represent a planet degrading industry. Organic cotton, linen or hemp leave a smaller carbon footprint, and your mats, bath towels, or shower curtains should be made with natural dyes or softeners.
Chemical health threats have also been associated with PVC shower curtains, which excrete hormone disrupters when heated. Natural material options for your shower curtain or using a recyclable glass screen proves more eco-friendly and comes highly recommended.
Less toxic cleaning products
Every cleaning product in your bathroom should either be natural or less chemical-laden anti-bacterial or bleach products. While these are effective, they’re not green-friendly or biodegradable, ending up affecting you and the air quality in your bathroom. Non-toxic, natural, and eco-friendly options for cleaning, air freshening, or removing bathroom scum are available, which will work well with all surfaces.
When looking to keep your cleaning products eco-friendly, aim for the least toxicity as described in the government labels on their packages. Poison or danger cautions on labels should be avoided at all costs, and natural cleaners can be fashioned from natural products like baking soda, or vinegar.
Eco-friendly bathroom air quality
When looking to refresh the interior of your bathroom into an eco-friendly loo, see that air quality is also conducive. Initially, having to contend with the humidity, toxic fumes from harmful cleaning products or mould growth will require adequate ventilation. Greenery such as English ivy or ferns will improve your bathroom’s air quality while sucking ammonia, benzene or formaldehyde from the air.
Convert your commode into an eco-friendly bathroom
Bunch small changes done will collectively amount to an eco-friendly bathroom, which in effect relates to the greener purpose for your home and general living. The smallest room in your house should be left in yesteryears energy or water-consuming era, and will not require much adjustment to your daily routines to make more eco-friendly.