Save Money and Water
Want to help conserve water and save money on your water bills at the same time? From toilet repair to water-efficient appliances, here are 7 ways to conserve water at home:
1. Make a Conscious Effort to Use Less Water
You don’t have to make drastic changes in your home to make a big difference on your water bills. Try keeping your showers under 5 minutes. Turn off the water while you’re brushing your teeth. Fill up the sink with water instead of running the faucet when doing the dishes.
2. Repair or Replace Your Toilet
A running or leaking toilet can be one of the biggest contributors to high water bills. If you notice a leak (no matter how small) around your toilet, or your toilet is constantly running, it can be a big problem. You may need toilet repair or replacement services to help your plumbing system work more efficiently.
3. Upgrade to Water-Efficient Plumbing Fixtures
By switching to water-efficient plumbing fixtures, you’ll be able to save water without having to change your habits. You can find low-flow toilets, high-efficiency faucets, and flow-restricted showerheads.
4. Don’t Rely on Your Garbage Disposal
Instead of sending food scraps down the drain, scrape off your plates into the trash can. While your garbage disposal is equipped to handle small amounts of food, it requires a lot of water to work properly.
5. Only Run Your Dishwasher or Washing Machine When Full
The average dishwasher uses 6 gallons of water each cycle, and the average washing machine uses between 14 and 27 gallons of water per load. Try waiting until you have a full load before using either of these machines. Not only will you use less water over time, but you’ll use less energy as well.
6. Consider Xeriscaping in Your Yard
Xeriscaping involves landscaping and gardening techniques to help reduce the need for watering your yard. You can practice water conservation by choosing drought-resistant plants, replacing your lawn with synthetic grass, or upgrading your irrigation system.
7. Check Your Home for Water Leaks
Another action step you can take to conserve water is to check the inside and outside of your home for water leaks. This is especially important if your water bills have been increasing recently. Some of the most common signs of a water leak are dripping sounds, wet areas on the floor or walls, smells coming from the drain or sewer, or warm spots on the floor.
When in Doubt, Call a Plumber
If you need help determining where you can make improvements in your home to conserve water, give us a call. Our plumbing experts can help you choose the right fixtures, check for and repair any water leaks, and perform any necessary toilet repair or replacement services. We’ll be happy to provide you with water-saving tips to help you get the most efficiency out of your plumbing system. Click below to learn more about our expert plumbing services.
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