There are plumbing strategies you can use to conserve water and save on utility bills.
Homeowner behavior is one area that can contribute to lowering water usage, such as fewer baths, shorter showers, running your dishwasher less cycles, and so on.
Looking toward your plumbing, you’ll find a few ways to trim your water usage. Consider the following options related to your bathroom plumbing. it’s easy to save some money with utilities when you have an expert plumber in Middleton WI.
Plumbing Fixes To Protect You Home and Budget
- Repair Leaky Fixtures – Even a small leak from your fixtures, a faucet or a shower, can add up to a water loss of twenty gallons a day. Most people think a small leak is a manageable thing. But rather than paying for hundreds of gallons of water you never actually use, repairing your plumbing leaks will save you real money. Or even worse, if the leak is elsewhere in your plumbing, the free water can damage floors, walls, cabinets or more. Having a professional plumber fix the leaks will protect your home and pay for itself through lower utility bills. It really pays to have you plumbing in top working order.
- Update Your Water Heater – If your water heater has a few years on it, it may not be operating as efficiently as it could be. Or as efficiently as a water heater built with newer technology. Buildup in the pipes can keep a water heater from running efficiently. A clue that your water heater may be on a downward trend and that a new system may be in your future is how long it takes to deliver warm water. Ask yourself, does it take the water coming from your bathroom plumbing a long time to heatup? Do you often turn on the shower and then walk away while you wait for the water to get warm? If you answer yes to either of these questions, consider looking into a new water heater – you will save money on water and energy.
- Consider Low–Flow Toilets – Low flow toilets cut water usage by over 50% compared to older toilets. High pressure flushing systems use much less water than the older style toilets.
- Low Flow Shower Heads and Faucet Aerators – Low-flow showerheads or a faucet aerator, a small piece you can find at a hardware store, will restrict the flow of water from the faucet on your sink.
A qualified professional plumber can find solutions to wasted water (and saving utility dollars). Having a plumber perform a maintenance check on your plumbing system is a great way to protect your home and keep everything functioning at the highest level.
We’ll be happy to help correct any problems you may have.
Sauk Plains Plumbing is ready to help with leaks and related problems in Middleton and Cross Plains WI.