Not only is water too expensive to waste, but it is also a limited natural resource that should be appreciated and used with care. And who better to provide you with a few water-saving tips to try around your home than your trusted friends from A Better Plumber & Air Conditioning. These are all simple steps to take to save you money on your water bill and conserve this essential and very limited resource.
Go Low Flow!
Would you believe that about 40% of the water that you use inside your home goes right down your toilet? And while this is a vital use of your water supply, you can reduce the amount of water per flush from over 3 gallons to just about 1.25 gallons per flush with a low flow toilet. Cutting the water needed for each flush almost in half will significantly reduce your home’s water consumption. And it will help to curb your water bill instantly.
And while we are talking about low flow, don’t forget to take a look at low flow fixtures. Showers are also places where you can reduce your home’s water consumption without giving up any of the comfort and benefits of a relaxing shower. Consider treating yourself to a low flow large rain shower nozzle that will add to your relaxation and enjoyment of each shower but actually uses less water. The larger spray pattern makes it feel luxurious, but you are really using less water. It’s a win for you and the environment.
Use Your Dishwasher!
Many homeowners think that a dishwasher is less efficient than washing a few dishes by hand. But running a fully-loaded dishwasher actually uses less water than you would use to wash each small stack of dishes by hand. The essential thing to remember is that you need only to run the dishwasher when it is full. But when loaded carefully and completely, this saves you a significant amount of water and the unpopular chore of hand washing dishes. Again, it’s a win for you and a win for the environment.
Invest Time To Save Money
There are many water lines and appliances in your home that use water. And most of them operate when you are not watching them. This means that you could be overlooking a small or even somewhat significant water leak. So schedule a few minutes each month to inspect these items for leaks. Look at the hoses on your washing machine and dishwasher when they are running, check the water line to your ice and water dispenser in your fridge, and take the time to watch your sprinkler system run. If you find a leak that needs a professional’s skills, call (301) 278-8786 for fast and affordable leak repair service. A single leak in any of these locations could be wasting hundreds of gallons of water each week, and your hard-earned money.
Know When To Call In A Professional
If you suddenly notice a significant increase in your water bill, it is very possible that you have a hidden water leak somewhere in your home. It could be in a wall or floor, or even under the slab foundation. Don’t ignore the signs of what could be a very costly leak due to water damage and the growth of toxic black mold. Instead, grab your phone and call (301) 278-8786 to schedule a leak detection appointment with a A Better Plumber & Air Conditioning pro.
Leak detection technology allows our team of skilled specialists the ability to search for hidden leaks in a non-invasive manner. Instead of knocking holes in your walls and floors, A Better Plumber & Air Conditioning, leak detection specialists use pressure tests, sound amplification equipment, and even moisture sensors to locate leaks that cannot be seen. The sooner we find and repair the leak, the sooner you can rest easy knowing that there is no significant water damage compromising the integrity of your home.
Water is a precious resource that is essential for life. But there is not an endless supply. So we all need to do our part to conserve water wherever we can. Applying these tips to your home will help the environment. And will help you to keep your water bill as affordable as possible. Should you have any questions or concerns about water conservation or the possibility of a water leak in your home, call (301) 278-8786 for immediate assistance. We offer 24/7 emergency service so that you never need to lose sleep worrying about a hazardous water leak in your home.