If your bills are steadily increasing and you can’t seem to figure out why, take a closer look at your plumbing system. Chances are that your plumbing is inflating your water and energy bills due to inefficiency. This is particularly true if your plumbing hasn’t been serviced by a professional in years. Here are a few ways you can save money by maintaining your plumbing system:
Faucets that Continue to Drip
Dripping faucets waste thousands of gallons of water per household each year, which is a costly mistake for your wallet and the environment! A slow drip can waste about 7-10 gallons of water per day, adding up to more than 3,600 gallons of water per year. Luckily, faucet repair is an issue that we can quickly resolve for you!
Since leaks are tougher to measure than drips from faucets, your water leakage effects will vary. In addition to water bill savings, another significant motivator for having plumbing leaks mended is heading off the expense of renovating potential water damage. Water damage can be disastrous, such as extensive mold infestation or damage to the foundation of your home.
To discover leaks, begin by taking a look at the pipes and drains underneath your sinks. Keep an eye out for wet areas or indications of mold. You can also notice leaks by examination of your water meter afore going to bed, and then again when you wake up the following morning. If no water was used during the night, the two readings had better be the same. Or else, you have a leak.
Showers consume a lot of water and energy, especially if you prefer your shower to be hot. An older showerhead can use as much as five gallons of water each minute. Swapping out all of your showerheads with the low flow variety will make for a significant amount of savings in your water and energy usage.
Water Heater Tune-Up
You can save quite a bit by having your water heater tuned up. Like any mechanical device, your water heater’s performance decreases over time and doesn’t work as efficiently as it did the day it was installed.
If you sense your plumbing is costing you an excessive amount of money, please give us a call for more tips and help!