If you thought your plumber was only a valuable contact for plumbing problems, you could be under utilizing their services. Your plumber is also a great source for information about plumbing systems and ways you can conserve water. Scheduling a plumbing assessment could provide you with several ways to lower your water bill and feel good about preserving the water on our planet. When you consider that less than 3 percent of the world’s water is freshwater and only one-third of that is accessible for use, it makes sense that water conservation is important.
- Tip #1 – Upgrade or Install Water-Saving Appliances- Washing machines and dishwashers are two appliances you should think about when conserving water. Today’s washing machines have features that gauge the amount of water needed so that they use less whenever possible. Dishwashers are 80% more efficient than washing dishes by hand, and a newer model can be significantly better than an older one.
- Tip #2 – Replace Faucets, Showerheads, and Toilets- The models available today use considerably less water without a noticeable difference in performance. In fact, they can actually be better. Ask your plumber about shower heads that provide a luxurious effect while conserving water.
- Tip #3 – Plumbing Inspections- It is a good idea to have the plumbing in your home checked every one to two years to look for leaks and other problems that could result in wasted water.
If you would like additional advice on how to conserve water or would like to schedule an inspection of your home’s plumbing system, give Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Hendersonvillea call at (828) 266-0463. We would be happy to help you improve the efficiency of your plumbing system to save on your water bill and conserve our planet’s limited water resources.