Plumbing Tips to Help Conserve Water
The average American family spends about $70 per month on their water bill according to CreditDonkey, totaling over $800 each year. In most cases, there are simple things that anyone can do to reduce their overall water use and lower their bills. And saving water isn’t just good for the wallet; it’s also good for the environment as it keeps more waters in rivers, streams, and aquifers where it can support healthy ecosystems. Try these three plumbing tips to help conserve water at home.
Keep an Eye Out for Leaks
While some leaks are obvious, others may be harder to detect. One thing homeowners can do is check their water meter before going on vacation or leaving the house empty for a period of time. If the meter is still going up despite the fact that a home’s water is not in use, that’s a sign of a hidden leak. Call a plumbing repair service to help find and fix any hidden leaks.
Go With Low-flow
Investing in low-flow options will save money in the long run. Showering is a major water user in American households and low-flow showerheads help save thousands of gallons of water per year. Toilets are an even bigger water user (up to 30 percent of the total water used in most households) and a low-flow or dual-flush option can help dramatically reduce a water bill.
Install a Faucet Aerator
A faucet aerator is a high-efficiency option that can be easily installed on all faucets. An aerator is a mesh screen that screws onto the end of a faucet and reduces water flow without sacrificing pressure. An aerator can help cut back water usage by up to 1.5 gallons per minute, saving hundreds of gallons per year.
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