If you are worried about the increasing costs of your water bill there are a few things you can do. One is look over your appliances, the second is to change your habits, and the third is to call a professional plumber. These three easy steps can help you cut down your water bill by as much as 50% or even more. The following is a brief overview of how making a few adjustments to your lifestyle.
First of all, you will want to look at the appliances in your home and look at what might need replaced. Toilets are the number one offender when it comes to water consumption. In fact, about 27% of water used in the home is consumed by toilets. Toilets that are older in age can use as much as seven gallons of water every flush. Washing machines are the next offender using as much as 54 gallons per load. Dishwashers are also huge offenders as are sinks. By remodeling or updating these appliances to newer Energy models you can easily reduce how much water you consume.
Second, you need to change your daily habits if you want to reduce how much water you use. For example, if you stop washing the dishes before you place them in the dishwasher you can save as much as 10 gallons every load. Washing dishes or your hands with the faucet running can use 10 to 20 gallons for water, so make sure to turn it off. Turning off the shower while washing up and turning back on to rinse can save gallons of water. These small adjustments can add up quickly and conserve water in turn saving you money.
Third, if you notice your water bill jumps up sharply then it might be time to call a plumber. Chances are that if it jumps up sharply in a short period of time you have a leak in your plumbing. A plumber will check your sinks, make sure the toilet is working properly, and inspect your pipes to get to the bottom of the situation. Paying just a bit for a plumber will save you a lot because if your plumbing continues to cause problems you will continue to pay high water bills on a daily basis.
Are you spending far too much on your water bill? Take action and call North Brothers Plumbing & Rooter today at (626) 507-5155. Your Pasadena home will thank you.