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Do Your Part to Save Some Water (And Money!)

drainThere are many reasons why homeowners wish to conserve water—perhaps they’re thinking about the environment… or maybe, they’re concerned about their high water bills. Either way, saving water is a lot easier than you might think!

In fact, there are a number of ways that you can cut back on your water usage, and below, we have outlined some of them for you. All you have to do is keep reading to find out more, and of course, remember to call our team when you need a tip-top plumber in Tampa, FL!

So, What Can You Do?

There are plenty of things you can do to conserve water! Here are a few of them:

Schedule leak detection services

If you find that you are paying more and more for water, it might just be that you’ve got a leak. Since it’s difficult to know for certain that you have a leak until there’s water all over your floors, you’ll need to call a professional plumber for leak detection. The sooner this is done the better as it makes gallons of difference.

Upgrade to a low-flow toilet

The toilet uses more water than any other fixture inside your home. In fact, it can account for 40% of indoor water use! Therefore, installing a low-flow toilet is a great way to save water. Rather than using 3 gallons of water per flush, like a normal toilet would, a low-flow toilet only uses 1.28 gallons per flush.

Install low-flow fixtures

Why not go crazy with installing low-flow plumbing fixtures in your house? Not only can you install low-flow toilets, but you can also add low-flow showerheads and faucets to your plumbing system.

Only run the dishwasher with full loads

You might have heard that a dishwasher uses less water than washing dishes and utensils by hand. This is true, and the newest models of dishwashers are even more efficient at water use. However, you’ll end up wasting money if you run only small or half loads at a time. Let the dishes fill up the dishwasher racks before running a load.

Shorter showers

Yes, you’ve heard this one before. But it bears repeating because, well, long showers are the best! But, each minute you can cut off your shower time will save 2 ½ gallons. If it helps, set a timer or try to set a new record!

Ask a Professional for Help!

Of course, if you are interested in installing any low-flow plumbing fixtures in your home, or if you are looking for even MORE ways to save, then do not hesitate to contact a professional plumber for help! Trust us, any reputable plumbing company will be happy to help you save water and save money!

Remember, there might be plenty of amateurs willing to provide plumbing services for a questionably low price, however, sometimes an attempt to save money could end up costing you much, much more in the long run. Therefore, it is always best to call in a pro and get the job done right the first time around.

Schedule your plumbing services with the team at Bayonet Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning today!

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