You can always find tips online for how to reduce the amount of water you use in your home. There are the obvious ones that you are probably already familiar with. Take shorter showers, only run the dishwasher and laundry machines on full loads, do not let the water run while you are brushing your teeth. These are all good ways to make sure that you are not wasting water.
But the plumbing in your house might be the one doing it. We are going to look at some of the places in your home that could be the source of water waste. A professional plumber can have these problems fixed and your water bills reduced.
Hidden Pipes Leaking
The pipes behind the walls under the floor or in the crawlspace could have sprung leaks, this is hard to notice at first. It is always a good practice to routinely inspect the crawlspace or the sub floor of your home. The sad thing is, by the time it becomes noticeable, not only will the pipe leaks have wasted a large amount of water, it will have probably caused water damage as well. If water use for a family of four exceeds 12,000 gallons a month, it almost certainly means hidden leaking. To find the hidden leaks, Give H20 Plumbing and Water Heaters a call our plumbing specialist can do a leak search on your home. We can locate the leaks and have them repaired.
A leaking toilet can be the most hidden water wasting sources in a house. It is often difficult to notice when water is slowly leaking from the tank of the toilet in the bowl, but it is common and it can be wasting up to 200 gallons of water per day. If you are unsure if your toilet is leaking, a good tip is to place a few drops of food coloring into the tank, then wait about 30 minutes. If the color has started to seep into the bowl, you have a leaking toilet. Give H20 Plumbing and Water Heaters a call and we can repair the toilet right away.
A leaking faucet might seem like it is a minor problem when it comes to wasting water. A faucet that leaks one drip per minute can add up to 3,000 gallons of water wasted per year. If you have any faucets, showerheads, outside hose bibs or other plumbing fixtures that are dripping away, do not delay at having them repaired. It is a simple fix that could just be a gasket or a stem in the fixture.
Older Model Toilets
Older model toilets use 5 to 6 gallons of water per flush. Newer modern toilets use around 3 gallons per flush, and special low-flow toilet models only use around 1.5 gallons per flush. You can check out the article on different types of toilets here. Toilet Buying Guide. That is a huge difference in water use when you span it out over a years time. So have our H20 plumbing specialist come out and remove aging fixtures and put in new ones.
If you live in the middle Tennessee area and need a good quality plumbing service then give H20 Plumbing and Water Heaters a call at 615-864-9459.