Recycle Old Water Heater San Diego Style
We are impressed that most of the Perry Plumbing family of clients are very concerned with the Southern California drought, their water and energy usage and the environment in general.
Determined to find a conscientious, green plumber, San Diego homeowners often call to ask ask how we help reduce water usage, avoid chemical cleaners that harm the environment and how we recycle the old water heater when it’s time to get a new one. They are looking for details about our eco-friendly water heater repair and installation services.
When An Old Water Heater Contains A Multitude Of New Potential Products
It is obvious at first glance that the water heater is made up of a significant amount of metal, but did you know, that inside is also steel, copper and sometimes brass? You may be surprised to find out that most tanks are lined with glass, too, and a great deal of it. Finally, you will be glad to know your concern is well-placed since metal is not only easy to recycle but the new products that come from it have equal quality or incredibly close to equal quality as the original item. No wonder we at Perry Plumbing are supportive of recycling here in America’s finest city!
So of course Perry Plumbing recycles the old water heater San Diego clients have no further use for by taking them to recycling centers around the county. We perform this as a courtesy every time we install a new water heater. After all, we have the big trucks and the work gloves to get it done efficiently.
The Old Hot Water Heater . . . Reborn: How It Happens
At the appliance recycling center, workers strip the materials down to base parts. Materials are then separated by type. Water heaters can have aluminum, copper, steel, and glass components. Because the smallest brass and copper pieces are particularly valuable, they are painstakingly saved. Each material then goes to the appropriate scrap processing facility. These facilities combine scraps with the same metal to sell in bulk to manufacturers and builders.
Metal recycling like this reduces the need for mining, lowers builder production costs and sends high-quality products throughout the world.
Like the metal, the glass that lines most hot water heater tanks is recovered and sent to glass treatment plant where it sorted and washed. All glass is then crushed or melted. End users can buy it in crushed form, fiber form (to make fiberglass) or final form as in a new bottle or even a new tank liner. Like metal, glass does not degrade through the recycling process, so it can be used again and again.
Concerned That Old Water Heater Will Be Wasted? Not with Perry plumbing on the Job!
If you’re looking for the green plumber San Diego has relied on to use low-tech yet state-of-the-art, environmentally friendly plumbing repair methods, Perry Plumbing has you covered. Call us at 619-472-2112 for same day service during a prearranged And convenient two-hour window. Use our $150 discount on all new water heater installations from our plumbing discounts and coupons to save! Our Better Business Bureau A+ rating and our scores of Google Plus, four- and five-star reviews will give you confidence in our services.