Are high water bills starting to eat into your budget? If you’re looking for ways to save money on your water bill every month, check out these professional plumbing tips.
Check for Hidden Leaks
Small leaks that form in pipes beneath the home’s foundation, in between interior walls, and under vanities cost homeowners hundreds of extra dollars on their water bills every year. Usually, these leaks are so small that you don’t notice them until the water bill has skyrocketed or water damage starts to show up in the home.
Regular electronic leak detection service detects these tiny but mighty leaks. Adding leak detection services to an annual or bi-annual plumbing maintenance package goes a long way toward keeping your water bill in check and protecting your home from water damage.
Leaky faucets and running toilets add up quickly. That faucet in your guest room that drips once every thirty seconds uses hundreds of gallons of water in just a few short months. The same can be said for the toilet in your master bedroom that runs non-stop or phantom flushes. Many people put off fixing these little plumbing leaks because they’ve either grown used to them or they don’t want to waste time or money calling out a plumber to fix them. However, letting these problems continue only raises your water bill. Switching out a bad shower head, kitchen faucet, or toilet costs less than what you pay in additional water usage.
Install Automatic Fixtures
Touch-free faucets aren’t just for commercial bathrooms. Homes benefit from this technology too. Think about it. How many times have you left the water running while brushing your teeth or preparing a meal? We know we shouldn’t do it, but it’s easy to forget. Or, in the case of meal preparation, we don’t want to touch the faucet with our contaminated hands. Installing automatic faucets reduces water consumption greatly and add value to your home.
Low-Flow Toilets and Shower Heads
A common misconception regarding low-flow appliances is that they don’t perform as well as regular fixtures. This actually isn’t the case at all. Low-flow appliances use less water, but the pressure stays the same thanks to the air technology that’s used.
In addition to low-flow toilets, you might want to consider installing dual-flush toilets. These toilets adjust the amount of water needed depending on the type of waste flushed. Solid waste requires more water than liquid waste.
Tankless Water Heaters
If there’s one plumbing appliance in the home that uses the most water, it’s the water heater. Conventional water heaters store and heat up to 100 gallons of water, depending on the size of the unit. Installing an on-demand tankless water heater not only saves water, but uses less electricity or gas, too.
To learn more ways to save on your water bill each month, contact your local plumber for an evaluation. These professional men and women have additional tips to help you find the best options for your budget and specific household needs