Saving water is important to many people. You may wish to lessen your impact
on the environment or simply lessen the impact on your wallet, but whatever
your reason is, saving water can be simple. Here are a few tips to help
you reduce your water usage and save money.
Check for Leaks
Leaks can add up. Even a small, but steady drip can waste gallons of water
a year. Inspect your property for leaking faucets, spigots, and pipes.
Repairing these leaks will save water and reduce the damage these leaks
can cause in your home. Puddles bubbling up in the yard can indicate a more
serious leak, so be sure to schedule an inspection with a plumber to assess the damage
if you discover a mysterious puddle that won’t dry up.
New appliances can slash your water bill. Many manufacturers are designing
appliances that use a fraction of the water that older appliances used,
and more efficient appliances can save you much when it comes time to
pay your water bill. Consider replacing your washing machine and dish
washer with newer energy- and water-efficient models.
Old faucets, toilets, and showers can waste dozens of gallons of water
each month. Low-flow faucets and showerheads can reduce your family’s
water usage, without sacrificing comfort, and low-flush toilets will use
less water to get the job done. Look around your house and see what fixtures
could use an update.
Water Your Lawn Responsibly
A beautiful lawn is the pride of many homeowners, and saving water doesn’t
require sacrificing your home’s landscaping. Install water-efficient
sprinklers, water your lawn in the evening or early morning, and adjust
your system’s settings to ensure that your lawn isn’t being
overwatered. Drip systems may be more efficient for other landscaping
features, such as trees or shrubs.
Upgrade Your Home’s Water Meter
A modern meter can give you more information about your home’s water
usage, and can help you detect leaks more easily. You can see where the
majority of the water your home uses is going, and adjust your habits
accordingly to save water.
Contact a trusted, experienced plumber in your area to discuss what you
can do to reduce your water usage. They will be able to help you pinpoint
where your consumption can be reduced, and offer solutions to help you
save water and money. Upgrades to your home and a change of habits may
be all it takes to watch your water bill drop.
Smith’s Plumbing Services can help you save water around your home. Whether you need leaks repaired,
faucets and toilets upgraded, or are looking for advice to reduce your
water consumption, our
Bartlett plumbers can help.
Contact our offices at (901) 290-1110 to learn more about how you can save water.