Are you looking for ways to save on your water bills? Steve the Plumber wants you to know that it’s as easy can be. No matter what your financial goals are if you are willing to adjust your water usage habits so that you can conserve more than you use, you can enjoy the benefits for many years to come.
Modify Your Laundry Washing Habits
Stop washing all of your laundry all at once. No one really likes to do their own laundry. That’s probably why an overwhelming number of people let it pile up until they don’t have any clean clothes to wear or it becomes too much of an eyesore in their homes. Steve the Plumber recommends for you to stop washing half and small loads and start washing full ones. It’s less taxing on your washing machine, and it means you won’t have to wash as many loads of clothes.
If your washing machine is a bit on the older side, say about seven years or older, it’s time for you to consider upgrading to a new HE model. You may not enjoy the initial expense at first. But once you see how much it shaves off your water bills, you’ll wonder why you didn’t upgrade sooner.
Get Rid of the Water Leaks
If you’ve got leaky faucets, then you’re probably not aware of how much money you’re losing down the drains. It doesn’t matter if your leaky faucets bother you or not. If you don’t do something about them soon, they could turn into major plumbing repairs. One way to get rid of those leaks is for you to replace your plumbing fixtures. Upgrade to more efficient ones so you can conserve water.
Don’t forget to educate everyone in your household about the importance of turning off the faucets when they are washing their hands and brushing their teeth. You should even encourage everyone to take shorter showers and reduce the number of baths they take.
New Toilet Installation
Steve the Plumber recommends for you to considering replacing your toilets. Toilets that were made before 1994 are nowhere near as efficient as the toilets that were manufactured later on. You should replace your old toilet with a high-efficiency toilet because it uses less water to flush. Most people don’t replace their toilets too often. But if they were to do so, they see bigger savings and improved efficiency in your home’s functions.
Check your toilets periodically to ensure that they are functioning properly. If they leak or run, you should have them repaired right away. Double check the valves and the water fill levels. If you notice anything is off, contact Steve the Plumber to fix it.
Get a Dishwasher
If you happen to hate washing dishes and you don’t already own a dishwasher, now is a great time for you to consider getting one. You can enjoy the freedom it provides and save more water in the process. If you have one already, then you should make sure that you limit the amount of prewashing you do. Many of today’s dishwasher models eliminate the need for prewashing. They also have shorter wash cycles so they can use water more conservatively and efficiently.
Steve the Plumber Says
Keep in mind there are many ways you can conserve water to save money. As long as you are willing to adjust your lifestyle and your household habits, you can make the transition smoothly. If you are interested in repairing or upgrading any portion of your home’s plumbing system to increase its efficiency, contact Steve Mull Plumbing at any time.