Saving water means reducing the environmental impact of your home and reducing the total of your monthly water bills. A few changes around your home can save thousands of gallons of water each year. If you’d like more water-saving ideas and tips, ask your plumber for advice.
Address Leaks Immediately
Leaks are the top water-waster in the majority of homes across America. Leaks can add up to thousands of gallons of water wasted annually in your home—water you’re paying for but not using. If you suspect or find a leak in your home, have it repaired immediately rather than waiting. Running toilets, dripping fixtures, and worn pipes can all be fixed for a lower cost than the total amount of water they waste in your home.
Upgrade Your Appliances
Today’s water-saving appliances use significantly less water than their older counterparts. A low-flow faucet or dual-flush toilet reduces your water usage without sacrificing comfort. Your toilets and washing machine are the top two water-guzzling appliances in your home that could be using more water than necessary. Upgrading your washing machine, water heater, or toilets to newer models that meet or exceed governmental conservation standards could also qualify you for a tax rebate.
Modify Your Fixtures
If you’re not ready to replace any major appliances, you can easily make some small modifications to your existing fixtures to save water instead. Install aerators on kitchen and bathroom faucets to reduce water flow through these fixtures. Aerators inject oxygen into the flowing water, preserving water pressure while reducing flow rate. Replacing showerheads with low-flow fixtures is another low-cost option to reduce your family’s water usage in the bathroom.
Are you ready to save water and money? Expert Plumbing Service of Joliet and New Lenox can help with toilet upgrades, faucet replacement, and more! Visit our website to learn more about your water-saving options, or call (708) 231-4792 for more information about our plumbing repair and replacement services.