You don’t need to install the most energy-efficient plumbing systems to control your water usage. You’d be surprised to know that making small lifestyle and habit changes can help you save up on a lot! Not running the dishwasher if it’s not full, reducing the load you wash at a time, and not leaving the faucet running when you’re brushing the teeth—these are a few of those!
On the other hand, you also need to be wary of your plumbing system’s efficiency. Here are a few ways it may be wasting your money:
This is possibly one of the most common issues that homeowners face and yet one of the cheapest to fix. When the flapper goes bad or starts malfunctioning, you hear the water constantly running.
Before understanding how this happened, you need to know what a flapper is. It is a tiny valve that serves as a gateway for water to flow from the tank of the bowl to the flush. If something goes wrong with the flapper, it starts leaking. As a result, water flows into the bowl quicker than usual. All the excess water then trips the siphon and drains out of the bowl and eventually out of tank.
If this happens, you’ll not only have to pay for the replacement of the lapper but also for all the water that drained out of the tank.
As cited by Business Insider, older bathroom fixtures take up more water and result in higher water bills. One of the appliances that use the most amount of water is the toilet seat. The research cites that according to Energy Star (which is an energy-efficiency initiative by the US Government), older toilets use as much as 7 gallons of water per one flush. On the other hand, newer toilets use only up to 1.5 gallons of water for each flush. This is because newer toilets are compliant with the federal plumbing standards.
One of the worst things you can do to your plumbing system is putting off leak repairs. What seems like a few drips to you may take up a huge sum of your hard-earned dollars.
According to a recent report by the US Environmental Protection Agency, one leaking faucet wastes as much as 3000 gallons of water in one year—this is huge! As per another report by EPA, around 10% of the US homes are wasting over 90 gallons of water every day on account of leaks! This is equal to taking 5 additional showers every day.
The only way to keep up with this cost is to get your leaks repaired as soon as possible!
If you’re looking for a residential plumbing company in Fort Worth or Aledo, TX, there’s no better option than us. If you have a faucet leaking in the middle of the night, our emergency plumbing services will always come in handy. Pick up your phone, call 1-817-244-0614 and we’ll be at your doorstep.