July 2, 2019
Water conservation is extremely important. There are several ways you can do your part with the following conservation and green plumbing tips.
In the kitchen, while running your dishwasher, make sure it’s full.
When your appliances age, install EnergyStar appliances in your home.
Replace your washing machine hoses. The rubber hoses that come with the machine aren’t very durable or safe. Each time your washing machine shuts off, it sends a shock wave through the pipes. This repeated action weakens and damages rubber washing machine hoses over time. You can prevent burst rubber hoses by replacing them with flexible, stainless steel, braided hoses, thus saving yourself from high water bills, plumbing repair costs, property loss, and annoyance.
Install low flow showerheads and faucet aerators in all of your bathrooms. This can reduce your water bill by 25 to 60 percent.
If its time to upgrade your toilets, have low-flush models installed. Replace your toilet flapper annually, even if the product says it lasts longer.
Check for leaks. If you have dripping taps, have them fixed. Also, have your irrigation system inspected if you suddenly have high water bills and you can’t determine the cause.
Collect rainwater from your eaves, and re-use it to water your lawn.
Water your lawn before dawn or at dusk. Rapid evaporation of water during the day makes watering during the day extremely wasteful. Some municipalities, such as St Albert, have bylaws in place for designated times to water your lawn.
You may be surprised how much you can shave off your monthly water bill with these simple plumbing upgrades. The experts at Always Plumbing & Heating can assist you with these water-saving upgrades and more.