At Your Service Plumbing, Heating & Air Blog: Archive for July, 2020

Plumbing and Other Tips for Water Conservation, Part 1

Tuesday, July 14th, 2020

When you call the pros with At Your Service Plumbing, Heating & Air, we’re happy to provide a wide array of plumbing and HVAC services for your home. From basic plumbing repair and maintenance needs to water heater repair or major sewer line issues and everything in between, we’re here to help with numerous themes or problems.

One of the broader such themes many of our clients are highly interested in: Water conservation, which has benefits both in your pocketbook and for the environment as a whole. There are several ways to limit your water consumption in the home, both saving you money and limiting your footprint in this area. This two-part blog series will look at several tips for home water conservation, from daily use areas to fixture upgrades and other hacks.

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Check for Leaks

One of the single largest culprits when it comes to wasted water in the home is the potential for leaks. Leaks in various household plumbing areas waste almost a trillion gallons of water throughout the US – leaks can be found in toilet attachments, faucets, pipes or valve areas.

Unsure whether you have a leak? Use your water meter and the simple steps you need to follow here to determine whether there’s a leak. If you identify one, call our plumbers for a detailed inspection where we’ll locate it and make the necessary repairs.

Hit the Car Wash

This one often confuses clients, who assume they’ll save much more water if they wash their car using their hose at home. But did you realize this hose uses around 10 gallons of water per minute? That means even for a relatively quick 10-minute wash, you could use 100 gallons of water.

Professional car washes also use lots of water, but here’s the catch: They are regulated and required to recirculate water usage. They also must follow strict water conservation regulations laid out by the state. Not only will you get a better clean at the professional car wash, you’ll be saving water as well.

Water-Saving Fixtures

One great area for water conservation that our plumbers can assist with is installing water-saving fixtures, such as low-flow toilets or water-saving showerheads. Such items can save you dozens or even hundreds of gallons of water per month.

Water Heater Service

Is your water heater regularly taking minutes at a time to heat up for showers or other warm water needs? This is simply wasting water, and a recently-serviced water heater will not have these same issues. If your water heater is very old, you might even consider upgrading to a modern option.

For more on how to conserve water in your home and various plumbing areas, or to learn about any of our plumbing or HVAC services, speak to the staff with At Your Service Plumbing, Heating & Air today.

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