There are plenty of small changes you can make around your home to save water. Some of them are simple plumbing tips, and others may require the help of a professional. Modifying your daily water usage habits can also reduce your environmental impact. These helpful techniques from our staff at Robert B. Payne will benefit the environment and save you money.
1. Fix Leaks
The average person loses about 10 gallons of water a day to leaks. Over 1 trillion gallons of water are lost each year to home leaks in the United States. Fixing leaks is one of the most impactful water conservation techniques you can employ. If you have trouble fixing the leaks yourself, consider sharing your questions with one of our plumbers in Fredericksburg.
2. Update Fixtures
Using low-flow shower heads can save about 15 gallons per shower. Laundry is another huge source of water consumption. It accounts for about one-fifth of indoor water use. Front-loading washing machines use about half as much water as traditional washing machines, so upgrading can save you a significant amount of money on your water bill.
Bathing can use up to 70 gallons of water. Save water by taking a short shower. The shorter the shower, the more money and water you can save. If you turn off the tap while lathering your hair, you can conserve about 100 gallons of water a month.
4. Use Appliances Properly
Make sure that washing machines and dishwashers are not using more water than necessary. Don’t think that you can cut back on water use by hand-washing your dishes. In fact, hand washing uses more water. Also, make sure that your appliances are working properly. A professional may be able to give you some plumbing tips that can make your appliances more efficient.
These water conservation techniques can save hundreds of gallons per month and consequentially lower your monthly bill. Contact one of our Robert B. Payne professionals at 540-373-5876 to speak with a plumber who can give you more water-conserving plumbing tips.