If you want to save money by cutting down on your water consumption and your utilities bill, try these great plumber-approved tips.
1. Check for Leaky Faucets
Even the smallest of leaks can drain your pockets. Even worse, it can cause damage to your walls, ceilings and floors, costing a lot more money to repair than a simple leak. It is important to do regular run throughs of all the faucets in your home, looking for leaks. If you find a leak, deal with it right away to prevent it from becoming a bigger problem.
Tip: Check for leaks using your water meter by turning off all faucets and appliances. Check the meter every hour to see if the meter reading changed. If it did, you probably have leaks somewhere in your plumbing system. Call your Toronto plumber for specialised leak detection services if you can’t find it yourself.
2. Save Shower Water
Plumbing technology keeps improving and here at Anta Plumbing, we have access to some of the best low-flow faucet aerators and water conserving shower heads. More and more people are making use of these technological advances without noticing any issues, and saving money and water at the same time.
3. Watering Your Lawns
Plumbers know how dry and hot the summer months can be. We know that the lawn sometimes requires some watering, but it is crucial to do that only when it is necessary. Your lawn only needs around one inch of water per week to keep its lustrous green color. If it is left brown by the dry summer months, autumn rains will soon restore it to its rich green color.
4. Conserving Water With the Toilet
A toilet should not be used as a waste disposal. Every time you flush the toilet, it uses between 5-7 gallons of water, so be sure to only use it for its intended purpose. Apart from wasting water, it can cause clogging, which will cost you unnecessary money in emergency plumbing. Another way to save money with your toilet is to ask your Toronto plumber to install a low-flow toilet, which will dramatically lower your water usage.
5. Save Water on Dishes and Laundry
Unless you have an energy efficient dishwasher or washing machine, be sure to wash only full loads to cut down on both water and energy consumption.
Leaks are one of the biggest culprits in water waste for homeowners, but with a little bit of dedication and information, you can learn how to detect leaks and save money on your water bill while caring for the environment. Call Anta Plumbing for advice on getting the most from your faucets, fixtures and water-using appliances.