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.