Everybody is always looking for ways to save money. The same applies to your water bill. Although it may not seem like much, small adjustments can help you save hundreds of dollars each year.
Long Beach plumbers who are licensed and experienced are capable of identifying common water waste problems. Although it may seem small, even a few drops every two seconds can add up to hundreds of dollars a year.
Five Tips to Reduce Your Water Bill
An experienced Long Beach plumber will tell you that in order to cut your water bill, it is important to be able to identify and conserve.
Standing in front the mirror while you are shaving or brushing your teeth, and letting the faucet run, will result in more water being wasted than what you use to wash your dishes. There is a difference between using and wasting water. If you can reduce your waste, you’ll be able to cut down on your water bill. These are the top five ways Long Beach plumbers can help you cut down your water bill.
- Water heater: A water heater that is older than ten years should be replaced. But don’t settle for the cheapest model. You have the opportunity to upgrade, and save on water and energy. There are many options, including tankless models.
- Stove or Microwave: Do not allow the water tap to run until hot water is available. Heat the water in a pot or cup and use the stove or microwave instead.
- Brushing and bathing: Is the water running while you brush your teeth or rub shampoo and conditioner into hair? Why? It is not of any value to you and is a waste. You will see a significant change in your monthly bill if you turn off the tap.
- Toilets: Look for toilets that use less water. They do the job and don’t waste any water. You can trust our licensed plumbers to help you design the perfect bathroom.
- Leaks: Leaks can be a problem as they can occur in hard-to-reach places like behind walls, under the foundation and in faucets. You should immediately call a local Long Beach plumber if you see any signs of water leaking from slabs, pipes, or the water heater. Even a dripping faucet can lead to a loss of hundreds of gallons per day. This can easily add up to hundreds and thousands of dollars per year.
These are just a few things you can do right now to help save money. You don’t have to spend money to save money. Upgrading your plumbing or water heater system that is older than 10 years will often be more cost-effective in the long term.