The more efficient your plumbing is the less waste the more saving you will see on your monthly operating costs. While there are a lot of plumbing efficiency projects that can be quite an undertaking, both financially and physically, there are also a lot of simple things you can do to make your plumbing more efficient. Here are some simple things you can do to make your plumbing more efficient.
ONGOING LEAK DETECTION
One of the biggest wastes of water is an undetected leak. Which is why you can simply make your plumbing more efficient by being proactive
with leak detection. Make it a point to routinely check under sinks, around faucets, around showers and tubs, behind toilets, and around all water using appliances for leaks. When it comes to leaks and making your plumbing more efficient, knowledge is power. The quicker you find a leak and fix it the more efficient your home will be, not to mention you prevent unnecessary damage.
REPLACE OLD WORN OUT PARTS
Another simple thing you can do to make your plumbing more efficient is to replace old worn out parts. For example, if your toilet is constantly running, or flushing by itself, you can simply replace the flapper. There is no need to replace the entire toilet. Over time the working parts inside of your toilet need to be replaced. This is part of ongoing maintenance for your home’s plumbing system. Staying on top of these little repairs, can help make your plumbing more efficient and prevent more major plumbing problems down the road.
Low flow aerators make great additions to faucets. While many newer faucets come with aerators already installed, some older faucets may not. Aerators help reduce the amount of water used without sacrificing water pressure. To do this they disperse the flow of water through a filter and introduce air to the streams to create more pressure. This helps save water, which helps make your plumbing more efficient. The best part about aerators is that they are affordable and effective.
ADJUST WATERING SCHEDULE
Watering your yard can use a lot of water. In some areas, watering restrictions are still in place. As we are heading into the rainier months it is a good idea to adjust your watering schedule. Try watering only a couple of times a week, and not watering at all on days when it rains. Installing timers for your sprinkler system can also help reduce water waste.
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