Are you wasting money on your water bill?

Are you wasting money on your water bill?

Are you wasting money on your water bill?

Lou Plumbing Tips

What can you do to conserve water and save money?

Water is an extremely valuable and expensive resource. Here are some tips to conserve water. We sometimes take for granted that we have plentiful water in this country, but water is a very important and valuable resource. We should all do our part in conserving water, both from a conservation standpoint, as well as to save money. There are a few things you can do that are very inexpensive to make sure you are not wasting water or money.

1. Make sure your toilet is running properly.

You may not even realize it, but your toilet can be silently leaking hundreds of gallons of water per day. A very inexpensive way to check if your toilet is leaking water is to drop a couple drops of food coloring into the tank. Check your toilet bowl in a few minutes, if you start to see colored water in the toilet bowl you will know that you are leaking water.  If you are leaking water, a very simple fix is changing your toilet flapper. If your flapper is old or worn in some way, it could easily leak water. 

2. Check all of your faucets

You might be surprised to learn that leaky faucets, even a small drip, can waste thousands of gallons of water per year. Sometimes the base of the faucet leaks water too. If you have a leaky faucet, you really should get that fixed as soon as possible. It can save you money, and also a leaky faucet or drain can cause other issues down the line. We recommend you call us for leaking faucets or pipes. An improperly installed faucet can be a source of many issues!

3. Check your showerhead. 

How old is your showerhead? If it’s not relatively new, your showerhead might not be a water-conserving fixture. Not only that, but an older showerhead can be leaking and you might not even realize it. A leaky showerhead can lose 100 gallons of water per shower! Install a new showerhead yourself, or call us to come do it for you. 

Small Steps add up!

Every step you make to conserve water, from fixing a leaking toilet or faucet, or making sure your showerhead is conservation friendly can save you hundreds of dollars per year on your water bill. In addition, you can be proud that you are doing your part to conserve this precious resource. 

Call us today if you need help with any of the above fixes! We love to help people conserve water.

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