The waste of water not only increases your water bill. It is estimated that about 1 trillion gallons of water is wasted every year in the country, and a lot of that is due to plumbing problems. That’s why it’s a good idea to have Reimer install water conserving plumbing fixtures.
For instance: a faucet leaking at 10 drips of water results in wastage of 526 gallons of water every year. This adds about $10 to the annual water bill. Many other plumbing problems contribute to wastage of water.
In this article, we will share some of the smart plumbing fixes that could help you play your part in conserving water and also save money along the way due to reduced water bills.
1. Fix toilet and faucet leaks
Toilet leaks are often hidden from sight. They remain hidden for long periods of time and waste up to 200 gallons in a single day.
Faucet leaks are more visible that also result in wastage of hundreds of gallons. So, it’s important that you contact a professional plumber to detect and fix plumbing leaks. This could help conserve a large amount of water and prevent inflated water bills.
2. Install smart plumbing fixtures
If you have old plumbing fixtures, it’s recommended that you consider replacing them with new ones. Older model toilets use about 3 gallons of water per flush, while the newer models made after 1990s only use 1.6 gallons per flush.
Also, the latest dual-flush toilets can further help in conserving lots of water. You can also buy smart plumbing fixtures that provide water whenever the hand comes close to the fixture. It’s easy to find ways to install water conserving plumbing. Be sure to call our team at Reimer for more on fixture installation.
In this way, you can conserve a lot of water that is otherwise wasted due to a running tap when brushing teeth or washing hand and dishes.
3. Have Reimer install a low-pressure valve
The installation of a low-pressure valve is another effective way to conserve water. You should particularly install the low pressure valve in case the water pressure inside the house is 60 pounds per square inch. This not only results in water wastage but also damage the plumbing system. The low pressure valve can effectively limit the wastage of water.
Other tips for water conservation in your home
The above are the three of the most important plumbing tips to conserve water. Of course, there are plenty of other ways in which you can conserve water. Consider rinsing fruits and vegetables in a bowl instead of using running water, or use aerators in the taps to reduce the water flow.
Call Reimer for water conserving plumbing work and other plumbing services
In case, you want professional plumbing service in Buffalo and surrounding areas, you can call us at Reimer Home Services. We have a team of certified plumbers who can give you expert, money-saving plumbing advice.