Home plumbing basics is one of the things that homeowners should be grateful for. Easy access to clean water to wash with and use to brush your teeth, indoor plumbing so you don’t need to go outdoors. It’s all pretty amazing how far we’ve come from say 100 years ago. Except, we need to be more water wise with our household plumbing. An excessive use of water not only costs you more money in higher utility bills, but it affects our water supply that everyone needs to make use of.
While some solutions may seem costly at first, you will end up saving more money over time as you spend less on your water bill each month. Remember that online DIY hacks may look like an interesting way to go as you may think it’s cheaper, but the costs of repairs when things go wrong will cost you a lot more money than hiring a licensed plumber the first time around.
Here are a few examples of home plumbing solutions that can help lower your water bill and consumption.
It may not seem like such a big deal, but a pipe that constantly leaks will cost you a lot of money. The worst part is that it’s difficult to detect if any of your household pipes are leaking. Pay attention to your utility bill and make a note of any changes between the different months. Don’t ignore a leaking pipe, it may seem small to you at first but the damage it can cause won’t be as small. At Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric we are more than happy to assist you any time of the day or night with our team of 24-hour emergency plumbers.
Old and leaky fixtures are sometimes more harmful than helpful. Yes, you don’t need to buy any new ones if you leave the old ones in, but old fixtures are more likely to give you problems and increase your water usage. Household fixtures like taps and shower heads can easily be replaced by a licensed plumber. Water saving showerheads have become more prominent on the market and aerators are another item that can be added to your existing fixtures. The mesh component of an aerator impedes water by making use of little pockets of air, your water pressure remains the same but you’re using less water in the process. Remember that just because you’re changing your fixtures to more water efficient ones, doesn’t mean you’re giving up any of the comfort you received from your old fixtures, for example the water pressure will stay the same.
Depending on the age of your toilet, it may be time for you to get a replacement toilet. Any toilet that was manufactured before the Energy Policy Act in 1992 is known to make use of approximately 3.5 gallons of water with every flush. Speak to one of our expert Plumbers to find out what toilet is right for your budget and needs if you need to replace your old toilet.
Another option to take care of your home plumbing is to invest in a preventative maintenance program. This means you’ll not only have priority scheduling, but you’ll have peace of mind knowing that you’re covered by annual maintenance checks that ensure that everything is in top condition.
Remember, that unnecessary money spent on water bills is money that could have been used to treat yourself or loved ones. By hiring an experienced plumber from Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric to upgrade your current plumbing system, you’ll be able to lower your monthly expenses on water. If you have any questions, concerns or if you would like to schedule a call with one of our reliable plumbers contact us today at 1-800-475-1504!
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