Just because your plumbing system is working, doesn’t mean it is working efficiently. Maximum efficiency refers to a plumbing system that is conserving as much water and energy as possible while still getting the job done. Most importantly, an efficient plumbing system means lower utility bills. Regardless of whether you have a sewer or septic system, there a few very simple plumbing upgrades that will help save the environment as well as your wallet.
Upgrade Your Toilet
If you purchased your toilet decades ago or have an outdated model, there is a good chance that your toilet is not considered “low-flow” or “dual flush.” These modern models are much more energy efficient and can help you start saving money on water bills each month. If you notice that your toilet runs a lot when you are not using it, you may need to fix a leak or other issue that could be wasting large amounts of water each day.
Replace Faucets and Showerheads
Another way to conserve a considerable amount of water is replacing outdated faucets throughout your home. You can opt for a low-flow showerhead can as much as 20,000 gallons of water each year for a family of four. There are also attachable devices called aerator faucets that screw to your existing fixtures to reduce overflow and save water. Don’t worry; newer energy-efficient models don’t make you sacrifice water pressure in your efforts to conserve water!
Fix Leaky Faucets
Water leaks are not always obvious. While you may hear the bathroom faucet dripping when the house is quiet, there are other leaks that are just as harmful but a lot more hidden. If you stay aware of your monthly water usage, you should be able to detect a water leak in your home. Always hire a plumber when your monthly water bill suddenly spikes.
Ready to learn more? At Metro Septic, we value the importance of making sure your plumbing is not only working well but also working efficiently. Call for plumbing services today and start saving!