Water Conservation | Plumbers Sugar Land

Water conservation is encouraged in all areas of the U.S., even those where water is an abundant resource. There are a number of benefits of water conservation, including the reduction of pollution of waterways. Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Rosenberg plumbers in Sugar Land can assist you in conserving water, and in reducing your bill.

The Benefits

Water conservation will save you money on the monthly utility bill, reducing your cost for water and sewer. Replacing appliances and fixtures that wastewater with new low-flow models will assure you are doing your part. The following tips will help you to identify water waste, reduce your household costs, and its environmental impact.

Faucets

Inspect the faucets in your home for leaks; these include those in bathrooms, kitchen, washroom, outdoor faucets, and shops if applicable. Do not ignore the slight drip. Over time, even such small leaks will add up to a surprising amount of wasted water. Repair of all leaks is crucial in preventing waste. 

In addition, replacing with low-flow faucets provides the opportunity to indulge in the benefits of convenient technology, such as hands-free operation, and removable sprayers that prove their worth when cleaning up oversized pots.

You can check outdoor faucets for leaks by placing a bucket or pan under the spigot. If water collects and it has not rained, the faucet will need repair.

Toilets

A leaky toilet is a common source of significant water waste. Toilets manufactured before 1995 should be replaced with a modern water-efficient model. The sound of a toilet running on its own indicates a need for repair. To test your toilet for leakage, drop a few drops of food coloring into the tank. If colored water is showing up in the bowl, the toilet needs repair. The leak may be due to a leaky flapper, or a malfunctioning float, for example. 

Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Rosenberg professional plumbers in Sugar Land can provide the toilet repair that you need. 

In 2009, 40 states reported a need for water conservation as sources dwindled. With 75% of a home’s water consumption being in the bathroom, it makes sense to start your efforts there. Of this amount, the average home consumes 25% for toilet flushing alone. Current standards require a toilet with a 1.6-gallon flush or less. Replacing your toilet can save you more than half in the use of water, and toilets are available using even less. Our licensed plumbers in Sugar Land can provide the professional toilet installation that you need.

Showerheads

Compared to older showerheads, today’s low-flow models significantly reduce water usage. There are a number of ways to reduce water use, and not all are easy to maintain such as reducing shower time. Showering is estimated to comprise 17 percent of household water use, accounting for more than a trillion gallons of water each year in the U.S. Low-flow showerheads featuring the WaterSense label can save the average family 2,900 gallons of water per year, and nearly 400-kilowatt hours of electricity. Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Rosenberg plumbers in Sugar Land can provide the installation of a low-flow showerhead for you. Low-flow faucets and fixtures offer an easy way to conserve water without sacrificing comfort, or changing habits.

Water Meter Test

The water meter test can reveal the presence of water leaks.

Read the meter before and after a one-hour period when no water is being used. If there is a difference, there is a leak.

Repair Leaks

In a single average household, leaks can account for more than 10,000 gallons of wasted water per year or approximately 10% of each monthly bill. Nationwide, household leaks account for about 1 trillion gallons of water lost every year. 

The most common sources of household leaks include worn toilet flappers and floats, leaky faucets and showerheads, and leaky outdoor faucets. 

Leak Detection

Water leaks are not always simple to find and are known as hidden leaks. Our experienced plumbers in Sugar Land utilize the latest technology for leak detection and providing water line repair in Sugar Land. Delaying the repair of leaks can lead to additional damage to your home and its foundation. Call (281) 616-3978 today to schedule Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Rosenberg plumbers in Sugar Land to provide leak repair. 

Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Rosenberg plumbers in Sugar Land offer professional plumbing services you can rely on. We serve Sugar Land, Katy, Houston, and the surrounding areas. Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Rosenberg is a member of the BBB with an A+ rating.