Making Your Plumbing System Work More Efficiently
There are an abundance of benefits to taking efforts to conserve water in your home. It helps prevent water pollution in your community’s local bodies of water, such as rivers and lakes. It can help you reduce household expenses by reducing your water bill. It also makes your plumbing system more efficient. Having an efficient plumbing system can save you money in the long run by extending the life of your plumbing and septic systems. Here are a few ideas to get you started on the path of reducing your water usage:
Check for Leaks
Periodically check your pipes, faucets, toilet, washing machine, water heater, and other water fixtures for leaks. Even something as simple as a leaky faucet can waste gallons of water per day. Imagine the water wasted from an even larger leak. The EPA has stated that the average household’s water leaks can add up to more than 10,000 gallons of water wasted every year. This puts a lot of additional strain on a plumbing system.
Install Water Efficient Fixtures
Low flow faucets and showerheads work by limiting the water flowing through the faucet or showerhead. They are inexpensive and can save quite a bit of water, reduce your water bill expenses, and increase the efficiency of your plumbing system. This water saving effort is one of the easiest and most inexpensive you can implement yet can have the biggest impact on reducing your household water usage. Additionally, if you have an older toilet, consider replacing it with a water efficient model. These newer toilets can save up to 13,000 gallons of water each year.
Be Mindful of Your Water Usage
Awareness can be a major motivator for change. Sometimes significant water conservation can occur by being more aware of our daily water usage habits. For example, turn off the faucet while brushing your teeth. Don’t keep the water running continuously while rinsing dishes. Consider filling the sink with only a few inches of water while washing dishes or shaving. Use your washer and dishwasher only when you have full loads. Look for other habits you could change in your household that would help reduce your water usage. Simple changes can help your household conserve water. This is beneficial to the environment, your wallet, and your plumbing system. Consider what changes you can make to reduce the water usage in your home. Interested in going green? Call ABC Plumbing and Rooter at (480) 726-1600 to make your Chandler home more energy efficient today.