This year is shaping up to be a very exciting time for homeowners and buyers as the amount of new technology entering the marketplace is absolutely staggering. From connected kitchens to PeeWee potties, there is a lot to look forward to right now. Here's a quick rundown of the most exciting plumbing tech headed your way in 2016.
Healthy is "in," and nothing is healthier than pure water. The problem is, not all water sources are pure. Take Flint, Mi., as an example. Enter Bluewater: a new type of residential and commercial point-of-use water delivery solution. The increased pollution of water supplies around the world by everything from fertilizers to pharmaceuticals means that we need a safe way to provide drinking water to people. Bluewater water purification systems turn tap water into healthier drinking water with SuperiorOsmosis™ technology. Municipal water enters, contaminants are flushed and pure water is produced. Learn more about the process here.
Black Satin Fixture Finishes
It may not seem revolutionary, but the black satin fixture finish that Danze brought to a recent home design and building consumer show was all the rage. Darker finishes on your faucets, such as rubbed bronze, antique copper and now the deep black, can really bring your kitchen or bathroom design together. And it doesn't hurt that they're relatively easy to clean and don't show fingerprints, either. The deep and velvety color has an inner sheen that helps your style come alive.
You don't normally think of plumbing as something that's "high tech," but it certainly can be, especially when the fresh, new design brings needed innovation to the customer experience. The Trinsic Pro Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet by Delta is envisioned as a way to bring the power of industrial style workings that a professional chef would use into your home. The faucet has a flexible un-docking spout that can easily be re-docked magnetically for a free range of motion. Tap anywhere on the handle or the spout to start or stop the flow of water: it doesn't get much simpler than that!
Another simple plumbing technology introduced by Delta is the EZ Anchor system — a way of installing faucets by either beginners or professionals. This will save you from back and knee pain by letting you install your faucets from above the deck instead of tightening it under the sink. This is definitely a technology that's been a long time coming!
Although it's been around for a year or so, Gerber's PeeWee potty is still pretty new. It's only 25 inches tall, making it the perfect scale for your home's younger inhabitants — or the ideal choice for schools or daycare facilities. The toilet is easily replaced by a full-size toilet once your potty-training days are over with no plumbing modification, although you can always make a call to John Baethke & Son Plumbing if you get stuck!
These are just a few of the fun and fancy plumbing technology options coming your way in 2016. Ready to learn more? Give Chicago plumber John Baethke & Son a call to help with all your plumbing upgrade or emergency plumbing needs.