How to Save Money on Water Costs and Go Green for St. Patrick’s Day
Water is one of the essential resources for life, and it's increasingly becoming more difficult to manage water costs. Fortunately, there are many ways to save money on water bills. This blog post will share some tips that homeowners can use in their homes to help reduce their monthly water bill expenses - plus get started with practicing sustainable habits for water conservation.
Mindful Water Usage
Turning off the tap is an easy way to conserve water. Homeowners can save significantly by turning off the water when brushing their teeth, showering, shaving, and washing their hands. This simple act of conservation reduces a household’s water usage and cost. According to the EPA, turning off the faucet while brushing teeth can save 8 gallons of water a day by itself, and 10 gallons of water can be saved per shave.
Homeowners also shouldn’t forget to check for leaky faucets and toilets and get them fixed immediately. Even a small drip can add up to thousands of gallons of wasted water over a year. Other water-saving tips include checking the weather for rain before watering the lawn and only running the dishwasher and washing machine when full.
Water Saving Fixtures and Appliances
Water-saving plumbing fixtures are designed to reduce the amount of water used in a household while still providing adequate performance. Examples of water-saving appliances and fixtures include low-flow showerheads, water-saving toilets, faucet aerators, and touchless faucets.
Toilets typically use the most water of anything else inside a home and make up the largest percentage of water usage. This makes it beneficial to replace old water-wasting toilets with new water-saving ones. Many types of toilets save water, including pressure-assisted toilets and dual-flush toilets.
Low-flow showerheads are a smart investment because users will save water every time they use it compared to using an older showerhead. Same with faucet aerators and touchless faucets. They use air and sensors to save water without sacrificing water pressure. By investing in these water-saving appliances and fixtures, homeowners can save both water and money over time.
Clogged Toilets Waste Water
A clogged toilet is not only inconvenient, but it can also lead to water being wasted while trying to unclog it. However, there are steps homeowners can take to prevent clogged toilets. First and foremost, do not flush anything that is not meant to be flushed down the toilet. This includes anything from paper towels, cotton swabs, and even dental floss. Even products that say “flushable” on the front may not work for all toilets.
These items can become stuck in the pipes or wrap around other objects, causing a clog that wastes water unnecessarily. The only thing that should be flushed is toilet paper, and everything else can get discarded in the garbage to protect the plumbing and prevent water waste.
About Valley Plumbing and Drain Cleaning
Valley Plumbing and Drain Cleaning is a family-owned, family-run plumbing company serving Lehi, UT, and the surrounding communities. They provide competitive pricing, 24-hour live answers, and a hassle-free experience. Call them today for toilet repair and installation services, bathroom remodeling, or faucet, fixture, and sink installation and repair in Lehi, UT.