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4 Straightforward Ways To Lower Your Water Bill

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4 Straightforward Ways To Lower Your Water Bill

Many people in the world only use three gallons of water a day or less, the average American uses that in one toilet flush. America wastes billions of gallons of water every year, resulting in inflated water bills. Simply following these 4 tips can save you hundreds by lowering your water bill.

Repair Leaky Faucets

Leaky faucets that drip at the rate of one drop per second can waste up to 2,700 gallons of water each year. Repairing or replacing leaky faucets can lower your water bill and prevent water damage in your home. Unfortunately, knowing if you should repair or replace a leaky faucet is a tricky decision. You should consider consulting a licensed plumber for a professional opinion.

Install High-Efficiency Plumbing Appliances

Older plumbing appliances are extremely inefficient. Older toilets can use 3 gallons of clean water with every flush, while new toilets use as little as 1 gallon. Giving a home’s main bathroom a high-efficiency makeover by installing a EPA WaterSense labeled toilet, showerhead, and faucet aerator can pay for itself in as little as 1 year. It is also recommended to have a licensed plumber install any plumbing appliance to ensure proper installation and function.

Turn Off The Faucet

Turning off the tap while brushing your teeth can save 8 gallons of water per day and, while shaving, can save 10 gallons of water per shave. Assuming you brush your teeth twice daily and shave 5 times per week, you could save nearly 5,700 gallons per year. Letting your faucet run for five minutes while washing dishes can waste 10 gallons of water and uses enough energy to power a 60-watt light bulb for 18 hours. Simply turn on your faucet only when you need it, then shut off immediately.

Have Your Plumbing System Checked

Household leaks waste nearly 900 billion gallons of water annually nationwide. That’s equal to the annual household water use of nearly 11 million homes. With consistent leaks in 1 out of 10 homes, having a professional plumber inspect your plumbing system is important to preventing and fixing costly, unnoticed leaks, and ensuring your plumbing system is operating at its peak efficiency. A complete plumbing system check will also confirm proper operations of your plumbing appliances, like your water heater, and fix any necessary plumbing issues.

For more tips on how to lower your water bill in your home or to schedule a plumbing system check, call H2O Maestro at 859-361-7925.