Did You Know Your Plumber Can Save You Money and Water?
Most of the time when you call a plumber, you do so because of problems with your plumbing systems that need repairs, or to replace an old fixture. However, plumbers provide benefits far beyond just repairs and replacements. Their services can help you better conserve water in your home. By using less water, you'll save a significant amount of money over a long period of time.
Here are just a few examples of some of the ways professional plumbing services can help you decrease your water usage and save money on your water bills.
If you're using old water-based appliances like dishwashers, washing machines or hot water heaters, chances are they do not operate anywhere nearly as efficiently as more recent models. Energy Star rated appliances will get you better results both in terms of water usage and general energy usage, allowing you to save money on two different bills.
So if you know your water-based appliances are getting old and nearing the point where replacement is necessary, work with a plumber on finding newer, more efficient models that meet your needs and will save you money in the long run.
Water conserving fixtures
Beyond your water-based appliances, you can save water at some of your basic plumbing fixtures, including toilets, showers and faucets.
Faucet aerators, for example, have been known to reduce water consumption by up to 30 percent. You can also use low-flow faucets and showerheads and dual flush toilets to maximize your efficiency and significantly cut down the amount of water you're using in your home.
Low flow toilets are particularly effective at reducing water usage. On average, toilet flushes take up about 30 percent of the water usage in an American household. Think of how much water and money you could save with a more efficient model!
Even if you don't want or need to update any of your appliances or fixtures, you can still have a plumber come out to evaluate your pipes and fixtures and see if there are any leaks. A simple leak in a toilet or faucet can waste up to 10 gallons per day, which adds up to a whole lot of water over an extended period of time. Undergoing an inspection by a professional plumber will help you determine if you have any leaks in your system so you can patch them up appropriately and save a bundle of money on your water bills.
For more information about the many benefits of working with a professional plumber, contact our team today at PipeMasters: firstname.lastname@example.org or (289) 404-9063.
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