You are no doubt looking for unique, innovative methods to save money on your monthly water bill – we all do. Depending on your usage, that monthly bill is likely through the roof, and that money adds up quickly over the year. Thankfully, lowering your water bill can be a relatively simple task – and it’s even environmentally friendly. If you want to reduce your monthly water bill, look no further than your home’s plumbing system. You likely don’t realize how much water is wasted during daily activities, such as showering, washing dishes, or brushing your teeth. Here’s a few tips to cut down that bill….
Showering vs. Bathing
After a long day at work, the thought of taking a long, hot bath is ideal for many of us. Unfortunately, a bath can also be seen as a significant waste of water. When it comes to water conservation – if you’re trying to cut down, at least – consider skipping the bath.
If you fill the entire bathtub with hot or warm water, you’re using around 70 gallons of water. Now, that’s not even considering the energy it takes to heat the water. Alternately, while quicker, a shower can be just as relaxing. In fact, a shower is better all-around, both for your water bill and the environment. For example, a shower utilizes only around 25 gallons of water or less. And you can cut that in half by:
- Taking a shorter shower each day
- Installing a low-flow shower head
- Turning off the water while lathering up with soap and shampoo
On occasion, you should schedule plumbing maintenance with your trusted plumbing company. By doing so, you’re taking a proactive step to reduce common issues in your residential household. For example, a plumbing leak, which is usually hidden away behind a wall or underneath the flooring, can significantly increase your water bill. You likely don’t realize you have a leak because that source is so well-hidden! But a professional plumber will recognize the telltale signs of a plumbing leak – and then they can repair the situation by replacing the pipe or joint. And right there, you’ll wind up saving money on your next water bill.
More than likely, you’ve never swapped out the plumbing fixtures in your home. They were probably there when you moved in, right? But that’s how most homeowners handle it, because it’s not something at the top of your to-do list – unless something goes wrong. Well, when your water bill is too high, something is definitely wrong.
Consider switching out your current plumbing fixtures with high-efficiency, low-flow models to cut down on the amount of water you use daily. For example, a low-flow shower head is a relatively inexpensive option that can reduce your water usage by half – sounds like a good deal to us!
Schedule efficient plumbing maintenance, repairs, and installation with bluefrog Plumbing + Drain of San Antonio. Through our comprehensive plumbing services, you’ll have a fighting chance against high water bills and plumbing leaks alike. Call us now at 210-876-1629.