Saving water is important, especially in light of last year’s drought and water restrictions here in Springfield and the rest of the state. Water preservation in the home is a matter of protecting the precious resource of fresh water while keeping your water bills lower. While some water saving tasks you can do at home, some will require professional help from us at Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Springfield.

One of the simplest ways that you can save water around the home is to pay more attention to your tap use. When brushing your teeth or hand-washing dishes, turn off the water. This can save a few gallons of water each time. Consider having a low-flow toilet installed. If you cannot afford that option, place a brick inside the tank opposite the drain. This will displace water in the tank, reducing the amount of water your toilet uses with each flush.

In the yard, you can save water by having an automatic sprinkler system that is connected to a soil moisture probe. This only turns on the sprinkler system if your soil becomes dry, preventing the waste of water from watering during rain storms. The watering system should also be set to come on at night so most of the water reaches the lawn instead of being lost to the air through evaporation, as occurs if you water during the heat of the day.

Another means of saving water for anywhere in your home is to have leaks fixed. Shut off all water fixtures in your home and check the water meter. If it is still running, you have a leak that needs to be fixed. Let us handle this type of plumbing repair for you.

When you need water-saving advice or plumbing service in Springfield, contact us at Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Springfield at (417) 213-8973.