If you’re looking for a way to reduce your living expenses in Mount Pleasant, TX, lowering your water bill is an easy and effective way to start. With a few simple adjustments that may seem insignificant at first, at the end of the year, your water bill will be lower. Here are eight tips that will help:
Turn Off the Water
You may not think about it when you’re shaving or brushing your teeth, but the water may be running the whole time. Instead, fill the sink or a cup, and turn off the water to stop wasting gallons a day.
Repair Leaks Immediately
That tiny drip can cost you big problems if it causes moisture in your walls, floors and ceilings as well as waste a huge amount of water over time. We can detect and fix any leak whether it is under your lawn or a sink.
Leaks can be in your sewer lines, drains and other places you may not notice. Our professional leak detection services includes finding hidden leaks.
Take Short Showers
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), showers take 17% of the total home water use. To avoid wasting water, consider taking a five minute or less shower. One trick is to turn the water off while you soap up and to turn it on to rinse off.
Save Water in Your Washing Machine
Running full loads of laundry not only saves water but also reduces wear and tear on the machine. Even though it has a high-load setting, you can save water by only using the full-load setting with a full load of laundry.
Change the Toilet
Today’s low-flow toilets are very effective and will save you money. Low-flow toilets use less than 1.3 gallons of water per flush, which may not be much if you live alone, but for a family, it’s a lot. Our expert plumbers install low-flow toilets quickly and efficiently.
Faucet Aerators on All Faucets
Aerators significantly reduce the amount of water that flows through a faucet. This not only reduces water use but also the amount of energy it takes to make hot water.
Water-efficient shower heads are another way to reduce the amount of water you use when you take a shower. If you have old shower heads, you should consider replacing then with high-efficiency shower heads. According to the federal Energy Policy Act of 1992, shower heads may not have a flow rate of more than 2.5 gallons a minute.
Save Water Washing Dishes
Even if you have a dishwasher, you may not run it when you only have a few cups to wash, choosing to use the sink instead. However, washing by hand actually takes much more water than a fully loaded dishwasher. As with the washing machine, you can save water by only running a fully loaded dishwasher.
If you don’t have a dishwasher, you can still reduce your water consumption by filling your sink or a tub with soapy water and quickly rinsing the dishes under the faucet.
Don’t Run the Faucet Unnecessarily
If you turn on the faucet and let it run until it cools down or warms up, you are wasting water that will go on your water bill. You can keep water in the refrigerator to be cold for drinking, and you can heat water on the stove for other purposes.
Many people turn on the shower and run the hot water until it comes out warm. This is fine if you put a bucket or tub under the shower head and catch the water to flush your toilet. Otherwise, it’s money down the drain.
Call Wood Air Conditioning & Plumbing to speak to one of our certified plumbers. With a few minor adjustments to your lifestyle, you can spend less on water consumption.
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