If your family’s water consumption seems to be higher than normal, it’s a good possibility that you have a leak somewhere. It can also be explained by faulty plumbing or appliances and fixtures that aren’t as energy efficient as they should be. A few checks throughout your home by a professional plumber will help you know how much water you’re wasting.
An expert plumber can help you reduce water consumption by identifying places where you can save water:
Low-flow faucets increase the pressure of the water that comes out without increasing the amount. Your plumber can add tiny screens to your existing faucets if you don’t want to replace the ones you already have installed.
The same low-flow concept that reduces water consumption through your faucets will also help to reduce the amount of water your toilet uses each time you flush. You can possibly save as much as three gallons of water or more with each flush depending on the type of toilet you buy.
Check for Leaks Inside and Out
Check all of your pipes inside and out for leaks. Don’t forget to check your washer hoses as well. A small drip from a faucet or pipe may seem trivial, but over time you could lose hundreds of gallons of water.
Check Outdoor Faucets/Hoses
While you’re checking all of the pipes and faucets inside, make sure to go out and check the faucets and hoses outside your home as well. Check your swimming pool, hot tub, well, and septic tank as well.
Recycle Your Gray Water
While you can’t use gray water for cooking or bathing, you can use it to water your lawn or wash your vehicles. Gray water is the water that is left after you do dishes, wash clothes, or take a bath. If you want to put your gray water to good use, call a plumber to add a dual plumbing system to harvest your gray water as its produced.
When your water consumption is higher than it should be and you are unsure of where to look or what to look for, call a professional plumber. They can help you find the leaks and also offer suggestions as to how you can reduce the amount of water your family uses on a daily basis. A few quick checks around your home will provide you with the answers you need and help you save both time and money.