Published on July 22, 2014

Tips for Conserving Water at Home

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Home water usage will dramatically affect your household bills. Did you know that the average American family of four people uses an estimated 400 gallons of water everyday? That’s a lot! If you have older toilets or appliances that amount could be even greater resulting in higher water bills. Your Viera Fl plumber is committed to helping you keep costs down by providing superior plumbing service and experts for all your plumbing needs.

Leaky toilet? We can help. Pesky dripping faucet, we can fix that for you. We are as dependable as the Sun and ready to help you lower costs and use the water in your home efficiently. One of the ways we provide assistance to our clients is by keeping you informed on ways to save. Here are some tips that can do just that.

Toilets

Indoor water usage accounts for about 70 percent of all the water used by the average family and 75 percent of that is used in the bathroom alone. If you have a leaky toilet you could be adding an additional 200 gallons of water usage per day. Be sure to check your toilet for leaks. Also, newer models are much more efficient and can help you save. Sun Plumbing can help you with any leaks you may have or install a more energy efficient toilet.

Faucets

Faucets are another area where you can save. By simply turning it off while you brush your teeth you can conserve 200 gallons a month. If your faucet drips that’s money down the drain. Be sure to check for leaks and call about assistance if you have them. Another way to save is to install WaterSense labeled fixtures. These are more efficient and can help you conserve and save at the same time.

Kitchen Faucets and Dishwashers

We all spend quite a bit of time at the kitchen sink cleaning dishes and preparing meals. Keeping the faucet turned on while doing these tasks can dump money down the drain. While prepping food turn the faucet off. Another thing you can do to save water is to avoid prewashing dishes before you put them in the dishwasher. This saves water, time, and money. The dishwasher is an appliance of convenience so be sure and run it only when it is full. This will prevent water waste and put some extra cash in your pocket too.

Washing Machines

Laundry, it never seems to end! Did you know that older model machines can use between 27 and 54 gallons of water per cycle? Consider upgrading to a high efficiency model that uses up to 27 gallons of water to operate. This change really conserves water. Be sure to only run a cycle when the washing machine is full too.

Water conservation not only helps improve your household spending, it also does wonders for the environment as well. There are several things you can do to ensure that your water usage goes down along with your bills. By updating older model toilets, showerheads, faucets, and washing machine you can improve costs and save water. Be sure to be on the look out for any leaks or plumbing issues. Sun Plumbing is always here to give you any assistance you may need on your journey to water conservation in your home.

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