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Plumbing and Other Tips for Water Conservation, Part 1

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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At Your Service Plumbing, Heating & Air provides excellent heating, air conditioning, plumbing, indoor air quality, water treatment and water heater services throughout the greater Salt Lake City, UT area, including the installation of new systems and components, and the replacement of the old, as well as ongoing repair and maintenance. Established in 1980, we have served the home comfort needs of our local community for over 30 years. Whether you need your stop and waste valve replaced or a new "green," energy–efficient HVAC system installed, we can make sure that the job is completed properly. Our HVAC contractors are NATE–certified and we employ Master and Journeyman plumbers. We are confident in our ability to satisfy any issue that may arise in your home, 24 hours a day. Give one of our friendly staff members a call today to learn more about what we can do for your home.

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During this very unusual time, we have put a plan in place to do our part to help keep our community safe. First and foremost, we are going to stay CALM, PATIENT, KIND, and POSITIVE!

There is much to consider regarding the COVID-19 virus (Coronavirus) and its possible transmission in your home. While there are various and effective indoor air quality measures available to help protect your safety, including duct sanitization, ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light treatment, and HEPA air filters, they alone cannot protect from all forms of COVID-19 transmission. It is important to follow all official guidelines for preventing the spread of this virus.

Because we have a direct impact on the indoor environment, here are practical steps we are going to take to keep people safe:

  • Wash our hands frequently and thoroughly with soap and water
  • Cover our nose and mouth when sneezing or coughing
  • Wash our uniforms every day including cleaning our belts
  • Stay home if we are feeling sick
  • Offer a warm smile and friendly greeting instead of a handshake
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  • Wipe down door handles, steering wheels, gear shift lever every day
  • Wipe down pens, clipboards, tablets, cell phones, and anything else passes between techs and clients.
  • We have masks on each truck and will wear them at client’s discretion (Currently the CDC does not recommend that people wear masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19)
  • We are complying with all recommendations and guidelines from state agencies and will be proactive in our efforts to see that our team members and clients are protected.

As the situation unfolds, we will take each day one at a time and ensure we are being smart, supportive, and helping all those we can in our community.

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