There are many ways to save money and resources around the house, and some are easier to accomplish than others. If your water bill has been climbing, you may be wondering why. In this post, we’ll offer a few tips on how to save water, help water conservation and keep that bill where it should be!
CHECK FOR LEAKS
Even if you can’t see physical evidence of a leak, that doesn’t mean one doesn’t exist. It may be in a wall, ceiling, or even underground. Even a moderate leak could waste up to 20 gallons of water a day. Not only can that cost you on your water bill, but it will also eventually lead to damage to your home. If you check around faucets, toilets, and dishwashers and can’t find any signs of leakage, it could be a good idea to hire a professional like us to check the situation out for you.
USE YOUR DISHWASHER
Using your dishwasher uses dramatically less water than washing dishes by hand. A typical dishwasher only uses about 6 gallons of water in every load. Think about how much time you would spend at the sink washing those same dishes with the water running. Chances are you use a lot more than 6 gallons. Also, most modern dishwashers don’t require you to pre-rinse dishes. Scraping excess food from the plate should be enough to prepare it for the dishwasher. (Side note: scrape extra food into the trash, not down the drain.)
Low-flow toilets can help save water with every flush. In fact, you can save 2-5 gallons per flush.
Faucet aerators attach directly to the head of your faucet and add air to the water stream. At the same time, this reduces the amount of water coming through the faucet and increases the strength of the flow. The result could save up to 25 gallons of water every day.
DITCH THE DISPOSAL
Garbage disposals do have some benefit – but not when it comes to saving water. Because running water is a must when using the disposal, you’ll save more by just throwing away any food scraps instead of putting it down the drain.
A low-flow showerhead will cut your gallons-per-minute by up to 50%! An upgraded showerhead combined with shorter showers can result in a noticeable decrease in your bill!
WORTH THE CALL
Have an unexplained increase in your water bill? Need help finding a leak, or any other plumbing needs? Call The Bosworth Company today at 432-570-5233 to make an appointment. You can also schedule an appointment online. The Bosworth Company. Worth the Call. Always!